Rise Up to End Poverty and Fight the System, Benefit Concert

Sunday, March 27th, 2016 from 2-9pm
6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

Join us for this Benefit concert for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and its summer campaign to bring to light the issues of poverty in America at both the Republican and Democratic Party Conventions. A caravan will be going to these events to set up homeless and poverty encampments and events. We will be bringing homeless, formerly homeless, and low income families and individuals. Cost is $8 plus canned good or $10 donations at the door. Call 727 278 1547 or email bruce@stpeteprogressives.org. Any interested bands call us at this number. Tamiami is a Full Service bar and Restaurant.

BAND LINE UP THUS FAR:

Dream Window (Classic blues influenced progressive Rock),
Sonic Aftermath (metal), Krown(Hip Hop), Pedro El Poeta (Hip Hop),
Refuge Beat Poets Collective (Spoken word jazz rock),
Tranquil (acoustic Reggae), Nelzzon (classic rock), and more to be announced.

Sponsored in Part by The Revolutionary Road Radio Show, SDS USFSP, PPERHC, The Refuge, Pinellas Greens, Gulfcoast Greens, and others TBA

When
March 27th, 2016 2:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Location
6800 Sunset Way
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
United States

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Survival Programs: Hurricane Katrina, the Black Panthers and the Angola 3, an Evening with Malik Rahim of the Common Ground Collective

NEXT Monday night, August 3rd, please join us at Good Samaritan for this event that will happen at 630pm at the Church, sponsored by the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign Florida​: 

An Evening with Malik Rahim​, founder of the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans as he discusses Survival Programs: Hurricane Katrina, the Black Panthers, and the Angola 3 

Photo of Mr. Rahim was taken at Dolores Park in San Francisco October 27, 2007. Rahim, representing Common Ground, gave a speech to an anti-war crowd who had marched from San Francisco's Civic Center.

Photo of Mr. Rahim was taken at Dolores Park in San Francisco October 27, 2007. Rahim, representing Common Ground, gave a speech to an anti-war crowd who had marched from San Francisco’s Civic Center.

August 29th will mark the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In that apocalyptic atmosphere, life reorganized itself. In the face of the inaction of the public authorities and white vigilantes roaming the streets shooting at unarmed black males, forgotten forms of resistance were reborn. Malik Rahim, a former black panther, and a handful of anti-authoritarians created Common Ground Collective, and with it health clinics, tool lending library, eviction defense, roof-tarping, distribution of aid, community gardens, a woman’s shelter, tree-cutting service, community media center, bioremediation, debris clean up, radio station, they stopped house demolitions, documented police abuses and more. In effect, being “a conduit for the twenty-first century version of the Ten Point Program” These efforts led even ABC’s Nightline to call Common Ground “A very remarkable group of Americans who just may save New Orleans”.

But none of this would have been possible if it hadn’t been for the Angola 3: three panthers in Louisiana’s Angola prison wrongly convicted of murdering a jail guard. The founders of Common Ground found each other through advocating for the release of these political prisoners. Malik Rahim, will recount this history and share the struggle of Albert Woodfox, an innocent man and the sole member of the Angola 3 still in solitary confinement more than 43 years after his wrongful conviction. Every time an elder dies, it is like a library has been burned. A generation ago, Panthers organized for the self-determination of black communities by implementing survival programs, the best known of which was a kid’s free breakfast program, but also consisted of self-policing neighborhoods, political education, and food and clothes distribution, thereby becoming a threat by showing an alternative. These struggles, and the knowledge and experience learned from them, are still relevant to the ongoing struggles of today. It is a history that is lost unless it is told. Malik will join us to spread this knowledge, contributing a vital link connecting movements of today with movements of the past, in hopes of furthering the struggle for environmental peace and justice.

Good Samaritan Church Pinellas Park​ is 6085 Park Blvd. Pinellas Park, Florida, call 727 278 1547 for info about event or find it on Facebook here.

Slightly Stoopid @ Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL

This shows proceeds benefit the Refuges work with Homeless and those who struggle with Poverty, in the Tampa Bay area. Tickets will be given away for this show on the Revolutionary Road Radio show next Monday, July 20th at 10pm on AM 1340. Listen on also on the web anywhere. For info go to our Facebook event.

Fight for $15 and a Living Wage 4/15/2015

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PLEASE JOIN US! It is coming down to the Wire! The largest nation wide STRIKE, WALK OUT, and RALLY of Low Wage workers in US history is happening next Wed. April 15, 2015 in 190 cities across the US.

Please join us for events to happen in the Tampa Bay area starting at 6AM in the morning in St. Petersburg, then going to City in St. Pete at 10AM, then going into Tampa for several events at USF, a picnic at a park in “Suitcase City” in Tampa, a culminating in a March at 3pm near Fowler Ave. Please call at 727 278 1547 or bruce@stpeteprogressives.org. to confirm interest. WE NEED YOU and need to know how many are covering. Transportation and Food provided, but we need to know if you are coming. Full schedule will be sent to you. Thanks, Bruce Wright, Poor People’ Economic Human Rights Campaign, My Place In Recovery, The Fight for 15, and the Green Party, and Green Shadow Cabinet. Join our Fight for 15 in Florida! We believe that low-wage fast food workers are short-changed every day that goes by that they’re not making a living wage from fast-food companies that are profiting billions per year. We believe that no matter what you’re doing, if you’re working hard and still can’t afford to live then there’s a major problem going on. The fast-food industry caters to the growing tourist economies in Florida, and these workers are the life-blood of these stores. It’s time past-due that we treat them with respect and give them the opportunity to make a living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Enough is enough; communities and workers in FL, it’s time to end the fast-food struggle by joining the movement to improve the quality of life for thousands of exploited workers in the fast-food industry in Florida.

http://fightfor15.org/en/

http://lowpayisnotok.org/

http://april15.org/

Festival For Change And A Living Wage

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Students for Democratic Society, USF St. Petersburg. Squatter Productions,and others, including Florida Fight For $15 Present a Musical Event Featuring Music, Speakers, and Organizations tabling on the Campus of USF St. Pete.

Artists featured include Krown Deon (Hip Hop), Pedro El Poeta Jarquin (Hip Hop/poetry), Refuge Beats Poetry Collective (Beat Poetry), Dave Shepard, Dream Window, Matt Bistoc Band, Big Pimping Mofos(BPM), and other Poets, Musicians, and Speakers.

The Event is Free from Noon-6pm on Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 @ USF St Petersburg 140 7th Ave S, St Petersburg FL 33701. (map)

For more info call 727 278 1547 or email brucewright@mail.usf.edu. If you want to table, speak or perform call us.

This event is sponsored by Students for a Democratic Society USFSP, St. Pete, The Refuge, Squatter Productions, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. Pinellas Greens, Fight for 15 Florida, theRevolutionary Caucus of Tampa Bay, The Revolutionary Road Radio Show, UHURU Solidarity Committee, and others TBA.

For more information, find us on social media at:

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588859451400381/

Google+ Event: https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/cubeapfpoqq18rg8npmbhi25h3c