Julia Ho

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Julia Ho is a Missouri activist. She studied Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and went to Lubbock High School.

She is a community organizer for Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE); facilitator/convener for Solidarity Economy St. Louis.

Students Against Peabody Energy

Seven students were arrested at Washington University in St. Louis May 2, 2014 when they tried to enter a building where their Board of Trustees was holding its quarterly meeting. The students were calling on Peabody CEO Greg Boyce to resign from the university’s Board of Trustees.

“I am proud to be standing up to Peabody Coal today,“ said Julia Ho, of Students Against Peabody Energy, one of the students who was arrested. “For too long, fossil fuel corporations have used their partnerships with universities to legitimize their destructive and unjust business practices. That must stop. Students across the country are fighting back against the fossil fuel industry and will keep fighting back until until fossil fuels are off of our campuses.”

Carol Burney was also arrested.[1]

Ferguson protest leader

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Organizers of protests planned in Ferguson are determined to see that it's peaceful. They will train people to ensure it stays that way, especially as they plan to close in on and "shut down" the town of Clayton on the first business day after the grand jury announcement on the Michael Brown case.

"We, as a community of people, we aren't going to use violent power," remarked organizer Michael McPhearson in a hall meeting of about 100 in St. Louis on Nov. 13. McPhearson is the co-chair of the Don't Shoot Coalition, and addressed the crowd together with Julia Ho, a community organizer with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. Meanwhile in Ferguson, a similar meeting was held simultaneously, at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

More than half of the diverse St. Louis crowd was present during the initial protests that took place when Brown was shot Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They agreed that four areas would likely emerge as hotspots for protest going forward: the Ferguson police station; the area near the QuikTrip that was burned the day after the shooting; the Clayton business district; and Shaw, the neighborhood where VonDerrit Myers, Jr. was killed by a St. Louis police officer in October. It was suggested goggles and gasmasks be used to protect activists from mace and teargas.

Underscoring what he felt was the importance behind the continuing actions, McPhearson said, "We're in a struggle that takes a long time to make things happen. In order for it to be a movement, we have to stay in it."[2]

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Julia Ho.[3]

Fortify the Movement

Nora Rasman October 26, 2016 ·

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last stop: New Orleans #ReviveLove #FortifyTheMvmt ❤️✨⚜ — with Carlton Elliott Smith, Jay-Marie Hill, Leslie Mac, Caitlin Elly Breedlove, Lena K. Gardner, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Julia Ho and Suya Nascimento at Frenchmen Street.

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