Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Please join the Mid South Peace & Justice Center, Radical Arts Memphis, the Center for Transforming Communities and MISC on Saturday, April 2 for an educational forum on homelessness.

Discussions will include an analysis of the systemic nature of homelessness and how it is manufactured and reinforced through neoliberal urban policies. A wide range of voices will explore problems surrounding affordable housing, restrictive ordinances, veterans' issues, mental illness and addiction, and the ten-year-plan to end homelessness to be proposed to the city council on April 19 that offers a housing-first approach to ending homelessness. There will also be a panel discussion with our current or formerly homeless brothers and sisters as well as spoken word and performance pieces.

Education is essential to dispel dangerous myths about homelessness, especially the pervasive myth that homelessness is a natural and necessary condition of humanity. While global capitalism ensures that there will always be segments of the population strategically singled out for the harshest segregation from society, we can still combat its effects here at home through appeals to reality--particularly the reality that homelessness exists only because we allow it to exist.

Home Sweet Homeless
April 2, 1:00-3:30pm
@ Center for Transforming Communities
258 N. Merton

RSVP on the facebook event page: Home Sweet Homeless

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Memphis Stands Against Bombing Libya

Demonstrators stood on the corner of Poplar and Highland in protest of United States' military intervention in Libya.

People speak out:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Donate to Support the Efforts of the Union Supporters

All seven union supporters were released today. Their bail, set at $2000 each, was covered by the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. Please join union members, activists, and other Tennesseans by sharing in this cost.  Small and large donations are welcome.


March 15- Anti-Labor Law Protests and Arrests

Memphis International Solidarity Committee (“MISC”) members gathered with over one thousand Tennesseans in Nashville today in protest against an anti-labor bill similar to those in Wisconsin, Ohio, and other states. During a Senate Committee meeting, MISC members raised their voices in unity to draw attention to the bill, which would limit labor unions’ ability to collect dues and even strike. They chanted, “The people united will never be defeated.”

Five MISC members were arrested. Sally Joyner, Bennett Foster, Paul Garner, Jeffery Lichtenstein, Justin Sledge, and two others, Abbey Shoaf, and Ash-Lee Henderson were forcibly detained and arrested by Tennessee Capitol Police. They have been charged with resisting arrest as well as disorderly conduct. MISC recognizes that the fight for democracy and economic justice are one and the same. We stand in solidarity with those detained this evening and all those who struggle for justice everywhere.

Live Coverage..... Talking to people in Nashville

Live Coverage of Living Wages Rally

Webcam chat at Ustream

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CALL 2 ACTION: March 15 - NOON - State Capitol Building

Join the people of Tennessee in Nashville on March 15 to rally against union busting, teacher bashing, bigotry, heterosexism and a host of reactionary, anti-worker legislation. Tonight, the teachers and other public workers of Wisconsin were stripped of their collective bargaining rights through a procedural loophole. Tonight, the capitalists have proven to the world once again that they have no interest in even the veneer of democracy.

Let's stand up and fight back!

Information on the March 15 rally in Nashville:
March 15 - NOON
Capitol Hill Steps South
600 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN

United Campus Workers - Rally Info
Workers Interfaith Network - Lobby Day
information about specific bills from peoplesworld.org...