The Organization for Black Struggle joins the people of South Africa and the world in the celebration of the life of Madiba Nelson Mandela. OBS feels a deep connection with the South African people because of our years of activism during the anti-apartheid movement and our commitment to the continued struggle by South Africans for a democratic nation.
Statement by Damayan Migrant Workers Association
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines, what is sure to be a long and painful recovery has begun. It was the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall, and the 25th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. Haiyan caused untold damage to the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Panay, Bohol, Negros and Palawan, affecting more than 2 million people and killing an estimated 10,000 people.
Filipinos around the world have mobilized to assist the people of our homeland, and have been moved by the outpouring of solidarity from non-Filipino people. We in the Filipino-American community are organizing relief drives and conducting people-to-people aid to help our devastated compatriots. With the Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Relief Campaign, Damayan Migrant Workers Association and allies echo the appeals for generosity and sacrifice to send aid directly to pro-people organizations in the Philippines. Read more
A lot of Americans are still wed to the mythology of Thanksgiving in spite of the evidence that shows Native Americans were anything but thankful for the white settler invasion of their lands, the destruction of their cultures and the decimation of their peoples.
We’d like to share an article from our TEACH friends on the upcoming holiday called Thanksgiving. Click here to read Mansanyiko ya Utani (Gathering of the Allies).
There’s also a community event that you can support, Occupy’s The Peoples Thanksgiving. For more information, visit their Facebook Page.
On Both Sides of the Bars: Sistah’s Confronting the Prison Industrial Complex
Come out & join us as we talk about the impact of the prison industrial complex on Black women both inside and outside of the prison walls.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 (7pm)
Rowan Community Center (1401 Rowan Ave)
The event is FREE. Refreshments will be served.
Childcare will be provided.
October 22 has been recognized as a national day of protest since 1996. OBS, in conjunction with the Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression, has mobilized/organized observances almost every year. Because we’ve been so busy with the implementation of local control of the St. Louis Police Dept., CAPCR was not able to plan an action this year. This doesn’t mean people can’t do something to raise community consciousness about the epidemic of police violence and to organize actions that bring accountability to the citizens who pay the salaries of cops.
OBS encourages its supporters to wear black on Tuesday, October 22 or wear tee-shirts and buttons condemning police terror. Fade your Facebook profile photo to black or use the logo of the October 22 National Coalition.
Finally, OBS will be canvassing all week in the 22nd Ward where our center is located (it’s just coincidental that it’s Ward 22). You can utilize/adapt the leaflet how ever you can. Download leaflet here. Download O22 logo here.