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WI school board votes to ban ‘political messages’ such as BLM, pride flags in classrooms

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Is the woke agenda’s time coming to an end in our education system? One Wisconsin school board may be an indication of districts saying ‘enough is enough.’ One student of a Wisconsin school board fighting back against pride flags and Black Lives Matter (BLM) flags in the classroom put it simply and plainly:

“I am not controversial. I am not political. I am a person.”

The Kettle Moraine School Board vote was held in a “packed room last week” as students, teachers, parents and “community members” debated and ultimately voted in favor of banning the pride and BLM flags from classrooms due to political messaging.

“Teachers and administration will not have political flags or religious messaging in their classroom or on their person,” Superintendent Stephen Plum said ahead of the vote, according to Fox 6.

The vote ended “in favor of keeping a code of conduct in place that the school’s superintendent had interpreted as banning teachers from displaying political and religious messages in classrooms” reports Fox News.

“The political messages include ones such as gay pride flags, BLM flags and ‘We Back the Badge’ signs. Only one school board member voted against the ban, saying he made the decision after speaking with concerned students and staff.”

The policy also includes banning teachers from including their preferred pronouns in email signatures.

Plum told the school board that the district’s interpretation of the policy — which prohibits staffers from using their positions to promote partisan politics, religious views and propaganda for personal, monetary or nonmonetary gain — changed following a legal analysis.

“The fact is, the majority of students don’t want or need this, so catering to the minority only encourages the envelope to be pushed further,” another student said.

Always ready for a controversial fight, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin is investigating the policy, and comparing the banned pride and BLM slogans to those such as “Support our Troops”, “Believe Women” and “Save the Planet.”

“By some people’s definitions, all of those things are political” said Christine Donahoe of the ACLU of Wisconsin.

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Leader of the radical pro-Palestine group Manolo De Los Santos arrested in New York

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The head of a radical organization in favor of the Cuban regime and that also openly supports the Hamas terrorist group in New York, was arrested Tuesday after the NYPD evicted an anti-Israel camp at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan.

A video posted by The People’s Forum (TPF) on X, formerly Twitter, depicts Manolo De Los Santos, executive director of TPF, an anti-Israel organization that sympathizes with the Chinese Communist Party, was arrested by several NYPD officers wearing riot helmets near the institute’s campus on West 27th Street.

On April 29, more than 100 masked activists met in Manhattan at the office of the TPF, an organization backed by American businessman Neville Roy Singham, a self-proclaimed socialist known for financially supporting left-wing causes, to plan their next moves, while protests Anti-Israel protests reach a fever pitch across the country, reports ADN America.

Manolo De Los Santos urged the group to “give Joe Biden a hot summer” and “make it unsustainable for politics as usual in this country.” Likewise, he asked to recreate “the summer of 2020,” in reference to the violence that besieged major cities in the United States months after the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

A few hours after the meeting was called, dozens of protesters illegally broke into Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall and gained entry through a glass-paneled door that one of those involved broke with a hammer.

Police arrived at the scene after being called by Columbia President Minouche Shafik. In total, 44 people were arrested, including two university staff members and 13 “outsiders” who were not affiliated with the school, Columbia confirmed in a news release Thursday.

The People’s Forum, an organization that describes itself as “a movement incubator for working class and marginalized communities,” has been a mainstay of anti-Israel protests since Hamas’ attack on the Jewish state on October 7, 2023.

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