Get On the Bus to J20!

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WE REFUSE! NO PASARÁN! NC BUSES TO PROTEST TRUMP’S INAUGURATION ON JANUARY 20 – #J20RESIST

On January 20th, hundreds of thousands of people will be taking to the streets across the US against Trump’s accelerated assault on migrants, LGBTQ people, women, unions, people of color, and the entire working class.

Buses are leaving from across NC to bring people to join the massive demonstrations at Trump’s inauguration. See the list of cities below where transportation is being organized – or contact us if you are planning to organize a bus or carpool from your city so we can list it! Tickets are selling fast — don’t wait to reserve your seat!

Stay tuned for more info coming soon and be sure to check the NC 2 #J20 website for updates!

Buses to #J20Resist Counter-Inaugural Protests in DC

Charlotte |  Departs 11pm // Thursday, January 19 // Location TBA
More info: j20resistcharlotte@gmail.com

Winston Salem | Departure info TBA
More info: gsosocialists@gmail.com

Greensboro | Deparature info TBA
More info: gsosocialists@gmail.com

Durham | Departs 1am // Friday, January 20 // 2220 N Roxboro St
More info: j20resistdurham@gmail.com

LOCAL ACTIONS

Raleigh, 5:30pm, Friday, Jan 20, Northwest Corner of State Capital Building (corner of Edenton and Salisbury St.)

Durham, 5:30pm, Friday, Jan 20, downtown CCB Plaza, 201 Corcoran St.

If your part of the state does not have an action planned, contact the Durham Solidarity Center at info@durhamsolidaritycenter.org for help organizing one!

Remember, an action can be as simple as stopping whatever you’re doing for 15-30 minutes, gathering others, and doing a prayer or raising a fist!

** Interested in volunteering to be a bus captain, help with other coordination, or outreach? Contact us at the email addresses listed above! **

New Video, Big Move!

Watch and Donate!

Check out this new video by Rahee celebrating 6 years of the Durham Solidarity Center and support us as we move into a new and larger space! DONATE TODAY!

Donations to the DSC support collaborative grassroots social justice efforts in the Triangle. As a monthly sustainer, your continued donations would support our bond fund,  which provides relief for brave freedom fighters, and a co-working space/resource-sharing hub to enhance cooperation among our partner organizations. Your donations will also go towards creating our movement home in our new offices where we will be able to host larger community meetings and provide more co-working space for local groups. Please donate today!

Here’s some of the organizations and projects the Durham Solidarity Center has supported, hosted, or and partnered with over the years!

• Triangle Unity May Day Coalition
• Occupy Durham and its many work groups
• The Southern Vision Alliance
• Ignite NC
• Youth Organizing Institute
• NC Student Power Union
• the Coalition to March on Wall Street South
• NC Raise Up
• BlackLivesMatter protests and legal defense
• Ad hoc committee for May 1 Solidarity with Baltimore
• Ad hoc committee for Solidarity with Charleston
• #SayHerName Durham
• Black Workers for Justice
• the NC Coalition to End Corporate Power
• Interpreting for Social Justice
• NC Queer Youth Power Coalition
• Muslims for Social Justice
• HB318 protests for immigrant rights
• “Building Revolutionaries,” Workers World classes
• The Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing National Youth Convening
• Talks & presentations by Lisa Fithian, the May 1 Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights, Raleigh FIST, and the Charlotte Solidarity Center.

Donate!

We’re Moving!

The Durham Solidarity Center and our co-working organizations (Ignite NC, Workers World Party, Youth Organizing Institute, Southern Vision Alliance) are moving out of the Hayti Heritage Center and into a larger office around the corner in Durham. We can’t move alone! Do you have boxes? Bring em! Do you have a truck or van you can lend? We’ll need it! Can you help move items? We need you! We will provide light snacks and drinks for all helpers! Sign up with the link below.

Help Us Move On Saturday, Dec. 17th!

No to KKK and Trump Agenda!

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JUSTICE & POWER TO THE PEOPLE! NO TO KKK AND TRUMP AGENDA!

Saturday, December 3 | 12pm | Moore Square Park, 200 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC


TRIANGLE PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY – AFTER ELECTION OF TRUMP, WHAT NOW?

Sunday, December 4 | 2pm | 700 S Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

Donate today to support People-of-color and worker-led organizing in North Carolina to defeat Trump and the KKK

THIS STATE BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE, NOT TRUMP AND THE KKK! No white supremacy and state violence! We won’t go back!

On December 3, the terrorist Ku Klux Klan, are scheduled to hold a “victory” parade in North Carolina to celebrate the electoral win of Donald Trump. Following the 2016 presidential election of the notoriously bigoted Donald Trump, the country has witnessed a resurgence of hateful rhetoric and violence aimed at immigrants, Muslims, Black people, LGBTQ people, women, disabled people and all oppressed people. Many important public services that provide basic human rights are also on the chopping block.

The Triangle Unity May Day coalition includes many groups and individuals united to counter overt and systemic oppression. We are a people-of-color and worker-lead coalition that is doing deep organizing in our communities. As Trump and his followers, including the KKK, plans to demonstrate their unabashed hate for marginalized groups, we will demonstrate our unity with an unrelenting fight for justice. Our campaigns for justice, dignity and power will go forward no matter who is the White House!

We are building a united movement for people’s power to lift up the struggles of immigrants, Muslims, Black people, women, LGBTQ people and all of the working class. Trump, the wealthy and Wall Street continue to perpetuate violence, hatred, racism, bigotry and war. We unite in our struggles against these forces and work towards dismantling systems and structures that oppress while building towards equitable and just alternatives, and building people’s institutions, such as the People’s Assembly.

All money donated will go towards the work of the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition that will include:

  • Organizing a mass rally of several thousand on December 3 to counter Trump and the KKK, and to show our people’s power!
  • Building a genuine People’s Assembly across North Carolina to bring social movement organizations, and newly energized people together to build people’s institutions and people’s power.
  • Supporting campaigns of organizations lead by Black, immigrant, and Muslim people and workers.

THIS STATE BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE, NOT TRUMP AND THE KKK!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP STOP TRUMP AND THE KKK IN NORTH CAROLINA!

Make A Donation Now!

VOTE! AGITATE! VOTE!

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Voting alone isn’t going to change the world, but that doesn’t mean you can skip it! Get registered and spend a few minutes to vote for your favorite team at these times and locations and, if you need some guidance, here’s links to a couple of local endorsements:

Independent Weekly endorsements
People’s Alliance endorsements

-Early voting (with same day registration) in Durham until 11/5

-“Regular” voting on November 8

Graphic by PB Project

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Advocate for Participatory Budgeting at City Hall!

Participatory Budgeting is a process wherein residents vote on how to spend part of a city’s budget. The Durham City Council will be holding a presentation and discussion on PB at their work session on November 10th at 1pm. Members of the public can sign up to speak about PB at this time as well. This is a great opportunity for us to learn where the city is in this process and to advocate for the council to bring PB to Durham. Come make your voice heard! more info here

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Report from Protest Against Anti-Muslim Talk in Chapel Hill

We had a powerful protest against ICON and Diana West’s hate speech at Extraordinary Ventures venue hall in Chapel Hill on Tuesday [10/18]. About 15 participants from different organizations joined the protest yesterday. We had a great diversity of different faiths (or not faith), ethnicities, ages. ICON lecture invited about 50-100 almost all white and predominantly wealthy attendees judging from expensive cars. We were met with few fans from ICON (Diana West and ICON staff took our pictures without our permission) who indulged in name-calling and stereotyping us (calling us leftist lemming/communist).

Miriam Thompson from AIME (Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East) and I briefly met manager of EV, Paige, before the protest. She said that EV will re-consider their contract with ICON. We hope they will seriously follow on that. We also read the following statement from EV in Herald-Sun article (read more excerpts below) which seems we had significant impact on EV administration.

“The people of Extraordinary Ventures do apologize and promise to do a better job in the future vetting (of) potential customers.”

ICON has brought many speakers in the last 2-3 years, many even more virulent than Diana West. Tuesday’s protest was the strongest reaction from Triangle community members against ICON lecture series.

–Manzoor Cheema, Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI)

Read more here

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#CharLITuprising

“Charlotte Uprising is a coalition of community members, local and state organizers committed to ensuring the safety of their communities, and advocating for police accountability, transparency and social and economic equity.” -charlotteuprising.com

The Durham Solidarity Center’s Freedom Fighter Bond Fund supports the release of political prisoners taken during the Charlotte Uprising. To date, the fund has helped release over 60.

Check out Charlotte Uprising’s demands on their website.

 

#CharLITUprising, Governor Education

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The DSC mobilized to support the Charlotte Uprising

The Charlotte Uprising has uplifted the voice and power of the people to fight against police violence and oppression. The DSC supports the demands of the Charlotte Uprising. The Durham Solidarity Center has mobilized to support the Charlotte Uprising by acting as a resource hub for supply drop offs and critical bond funding support through our Freedom Fighter Bond Fund. Board members and DSC supporters have been in Charlotte since the beginning of the uprising, providing critical resource, jail, and legal solidarity support on the ground.

In addition, through the Charlotte Uprising network and other affiliated networks, the DSC Freedom Fighter Bond Fund has become a main source of bond solidarity. The Fund has been essential to freeing activists on the front lines of the Charlotte Uprising. Charlotte needs YOUR support. Please donate what you can to the Fund and circulate Fund information to your contacts: http://durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund/

-Alissa Ellis

If you know someone in Charlotte who needs legal support, our legal team can be reached at our jail support hotline: 704-769-0243

http://www.charlotteuprising.com/

We still need more help on the ground from people trained in legal support and medics. Legal solidarity training is taking place daily at 11:30am at Mission Gathering. If you are available, please come get trained! 

Raise Up the People’s Voice at Governor Debates

As McCrory and Cooper debate, demand:

1. Stop Police Violence and Murders
2. End Cooperation with ICE
3. Welcome Syrian Refugees, End Islamophobia
4. $15/hr Minimum Wage and Collective Bargaining Rights for all Workers

Tues. Oct 11
6:00pm
UNCTV Station
10 TW Alexander Dr.
Durham, NC

The election process is disempowering for working people. No matter who is elected to President, or Governor or any office, the people must continue to organize and hold them accountable to our needs.

Join the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition efforts to build a genuine Peoples’ Assembly!

For More information contact Triangle Unity May Day Coalition at 919-539-2051