This is the Insurgent Radio Kiosk for Friday, October 11th
I’m Kim Gasper-Rabuck, and I’m here on behalf of The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps. I would like to tell you about an important action taking place in Chicago on Sunday, October 13th.
The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps calls for the immediate closure of all detention centers, open-air camps which are basically dirt floors surrounded by fences and barbed wire, for-profit prisons and so-called “shelters” that hold children who have been separated from their families at the border. We support the rights of all asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants who wish to enter the country. Locally we held our first action here in Madison with a speak-out on July 12th, which attracted more than two hundred and fifty people on short notice.
Nationally, the Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps is working to build a long-term mass movement and to organize repeated direct actions and protests until the concentration camps are shut down and amnesty is granted to all. The objectives are simple—to close the camps and reunite separated families, and to change anti-immigrant immigration policies.
You can be part of a contingent of Madison activists and concerned citizens participating in the Coalition’s National Day of Action. Actions will be occurring in cities across the country during the weekend of October 12th to the 14th, which is also Indigenous People’s Day. On Sunday, October 13th, we will be traveling by bus to Chicago to join organizations working with us. There, we will protest Amazon, which makes tens of millions of dollars developing technical support, like facial recognition, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Bus tickets are $20 per person, with sliding scale donations accepted. We plan to leave Madison at 9 a.m. and return by 8 p.m. Please come to Chicago with us on Sunday, October 13th, and join others from all over the Midwest to oppose the concentration camps, and to help bring down the government and private system that supports it. For bus tickets, email ccccMadisonwi@gmail.com with TICKETS in the subject line. For more information, go to closethecampsoct.org.
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It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
The public is invited to a free panel discussion to address “Economic Democracy in Action: Our Community, Our Economy”, this evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. Hear about the challenges and successes of a local economy based on cooperatives of the people, by the people and for the people. For information, phone 608-333-4449.
Volunteer for an ecological restoration work party at the UW-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 12th. You’ll learn about restoring prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Meet at the Visitor Center. Phone 265-5214 for information.
The 34th International Kite Fly for Peace will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McKee Farms Park, near the corner of Fish Hatchery Road and McKee Road in Fitchburg. Kite fliers will join together to lift their kites into the wind to express hope for peace and environmental harmony. The event will feature beautiful kites, displays and kite making for kids from 1 to 2 p.m. Phone 271-8265 for information.
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