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The purpose of this group is to create solidarity among the left & to take action by any means necessary.

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How to Promote Solidarity? 1 Reply

I think this group is a great idea and a worthy goal, but the question is how do we achieve this or at least how do we take practical steps to it?I know of many different attempts to unify various…Continue

Started by Rhys Harrison. Last reply by Joe Balkis Sep 30, 2012.

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Comment by Joe Balkis on April 9, 2012 at 17:12

Still Separate, Still Unequal:

Racism, Class, and the Attack on Public Education
Thursday, April 12th, 7pm-9pm
Two Locations: Rogers Park • Many Peoples Church (1507 W. Morse Ave.) Pilsen • Casa Aztlán (1831 S. Racine Ave.)
Public education is under an unprecedented attack. The powerful people who want to privatize our schools are using many different means: charter schools, mayoral control, high stakes standardized testing, school closures, merit pay and attacking teacher unions are all a part of this assault. Often, these "reformers" claim that the sweeping changes they want will bring genuine educational justice for communities that have long been underserved—especially for African American families. But will privatization actually create racial justice? Or will it exacerbate the problem? Will these "reforms" strengthen the educational rights of students and parents, or weaken them? Will turning education over to the free market lead to less segregated schools, or more so? Who is behind the effort to privatize education and why are they pursuing these changes? Is there an alternative way to reform our public schools? Come to a discussion of these and other urgent questions.
For more information and to spread the word, RSVP to the event on FACEBOOK or check out www.chicagosocialists.org.

-- ChicagoSocialists.org

Comment by Joe Balkis on April 7, 2012 at 14:47
Join Occupy Chicago in the Streets for Chicago Spring
April 7 1 pm: Meet at Jackson and La Salle for a march to Grant Park Directions Info: 774-463-0311
There are numerous Chicago Spring activities happening on the morning of April 7 all over Chicago.
Starting at 2 pm, there will be panels and other activities in Grant Park. At 3 pm, ANSWER Chicago Coordinator John Beacham will be speaking on a panel at the "Chicago Spring Stage" in Butler Field (Monroe and Columbus). The panel is titled, "Everything you wanted to know about NATO but were afraid to ask." Find out more about the May 20 March on the NATO Summit at http://www.protestnato.org

ANSWER Chicago 773-463-0311 http://www.answerchicago.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 7, 2012 at 14:47
LIVE FROM HEARTLAND  Join Michael James and Katy Hogan For the Live From The Heartland Show Saturday Morning, April 7, 2012, 9-10am
This Week's Guests: We welcome our friends Kathy Kelly, Jennifer Klonsky and Jenny Connaughton. 
Listen On Air & Online wluw 88.7 fm wluw.org View Archives youtube.com/heartlandmedia Join Us Live The stage at the Heartland Cafe 7000 N Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 465-8005 michael@heartlandcafe.com katy@heartlandcafe.com
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 5, 2012 at 16:06

This is a friendly message from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. View it in a web browser.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Some of the top American ISPs are moving ahead with a backroom deal to set up a "graduated response" system for addressing copyright infringement accusations. And while the major media groups had a say in how the policy was shaped, the millions of subscribers who will be affected by it were not invited to the table.
The details of the agreement are not yet finalized, but the real danger is the framework that is now in place. Once the program launches on July 1, the media groups will be pressuring the ISPs to add harsher penalties.
Click here to join EFF in demanding that the ISPs make a clear and public commitment that they won't use the "graduated response" program to cut their subscribers off of the Internet after "six strikes."
Act now
The Internet is an increasingly important part of daily life for the millions of subscribers these ISPs represent. We can't let it be cut off for unproven accusations of infringement from a publisher, record label, or movie studio.
Defending your digital rights,

Parker Higgins EFF Activism Team

Comment by Joe Balkis on April 5, 2012 at 15:57

Springtime has released the pent up energy of the Occupy Chicago Movement and Southsiders for Peace has decided to join their kick-off event. 
At 1:00, Saturday, there will be a rally at LaSalle and Jackson, followed by  a march to Grant Park.  At Grant Park, there will be  stages set up for activities and discussions of topics relevant to the movement for peace and social justice.  Follow this link for more information:  www.occupychi.org.  Some members of Southsiders for Peace will be meeting on 103rd and Hale at 11:15 to take the 11:20 Metra.  Please try to join us there or at the events downtown.

Comment by Joe Balkis on April 5, 2012 at 15:56
Join us this weekend for two events that combine art, activism & conviviality. It is good to recall that all Mess Hall events are F R E E & open to the public! It won't cost you a dime to have a pleasurable & productive time.
Saturday 7 April, 1pm – 5pm 3 Crises: G8/Nato workgroup Please join us as the Three Crises Seminar moves from study to praxis & becomes a Three Crises NATO/G8 Action Team!! Between February and May, we will discuss ideas for how to develop experimental, collective and situated actions that respond to the presence of NATO in Chicago (May 15-May 22, 2012). We are currently putting together a pamphlet to be released prior to the summit—it’s not too late to join us in this project!
Sun, April 8, 4pm – 6pm Prisoner Letter Writing and Chicago Anti-PIC info session Come back and join in! On April 8th, we’ll have a chance to get back to folks in prison who got valentines from us, and we welcome new comers who would like to get involved in anti-PIC organizing in Chicago, and get to know some other rad folks looking to do the same!
** *** ** *** ** *** ** This is the announcement list for Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Mess Hall hosts a printed matter archive, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public projects, actions, events, meals, and more.
Mess Hall 6932 N Glenwood, Chicago just across from the Morse stop on the Red Line http://www.messhall.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 4, 2012 at 9:00

[WorkingBikes] PSO, Uganda, Shipping Party

We will be filling a container with bikes for shipment to the Prisoner Supoort Organisation in Uganda this coming Easter Saturday, April 7th, from around 10am until we're done - hopefully well before 5pm!
See http://workingbikes.org/node/188751 ...
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 4, 2012 at 8:58
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization MARCH 23, 2012
Transit Coalition Meeting
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization | 2856 S. Millard | Chicago | IL | 60623

Howard Ehrman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Contact Information:
email: hehrman@uic.edu
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 4, 2012 at 8:57
National Day of Action to Defend Public Transit!
Wednesday, April 4, 6 pm In Chicago: Protest at CTA Headquarters (567 W. Lake) Directions (Green Line - Clinton Stop) Info: 773-463-0311 Occupy Chicago Facebook Event
Riders and Transit Workers Stand Together and Organize to Defend Transit Funding and Workers Rights! No Transit Cuts:  Make the Billionaires and Banks Pay Up! Money for Transit, Not War!
The April 4 National Day of Action for Public Transportation was initiated by Occupy Boston and is supported by the Amalgamated Transit Union International (www.ATU.org). Actions are taking place in over 18 cities. In Chicago, ATU Local 241 is supporting the action along with Occupy Chicago, ANSWER Chicago, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and NoCTAcuts.org.
Across the nation and in Chicago, transit funding and transit unions are under attack. The Emanuel administration's most recent attack against transit came in the form of a threat against workers. Outrageously, the city wants to eliminate work safety rules that save lives. The fat cats who run city hall also want to take $230 million out of the workers pockets over the next two years--all while the city continues to dole out huge tax breaks and subsidies to billionaire corporations like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Boeing and United Airlines.
Let's Fight Back: ANSWER Chicago urges everyone who can to join this very important action to save public transit and defend transit workers.

ANSWER Chicago 773-463-0311 http://www.answerchicago.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 6:14

Representatives from the Save Our Clinics campaign will be at the next meeting of Southsiders For Peace. Please come to hear their story and join the fight for mental health services in our neighborhood. The next meeting is at 7:30 on Tuesday April 3 at the castle.
Urgent action is needed to stop the closing of Chicago mental health clinics.
Due to budget cuts, Chicago is planning on closing 6 of the 12 locally financed mental health clinics, including the one at 111th & Longwood. These closings would effect hundreds of our most vulnerable neighbors. Many have no medical insurance, SSI, Medicare, or MedicAid. Please help the Save Our Clinics campaign.
Call the mayor's office at 312-744-3300
Call 19th ward alderman Matt O'Shea at 773-238-8766
Protest at Daley Plaza on Thursay April 5 at 2:30pm
Join the Save Our Clinics campaign by calling 773-340-9598 or email MentalHealthMovemen t@gmail.com


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