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Solidarity 69

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 May 4, 2012 at 14:43


Saturday, May 12, NOON Re-Dedication of the Studs Terkel Bridge Division Street over the Chicago River, Chicago Whose bridge? Studs' bridge! MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, May 12, 12:30 PM CDSA Executive Committee Meeting Chicago DSA office, 1608 N. Milwaukee Ave, Room 403, Chicago All DSA members are welcome.

Saturday, May 12, 2 PM The Occuprint Collection Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago Pilsen artist Roy Villalobos leads a talk about the Occuprint poster exhibit and the power of the image in protest movements. MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, May 14, 7 PM to 8:30 PM IVAW Right to Heal Tour Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted, Chicago Veterans will share their experiences in the military and lead a teach-in on the military's mental health crises and related suicide epidemic. MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, May 15, 8 AM to 11 AM Global Landscape for Cleantech and Climate Change Baldwin/Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago Climate Change & Global Security; Global Policies Driving Cleaner Energy Development. RSVP Required. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 16, 11 AM Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions LaSalle & Jackson, Chicago Demanding a 1 year moratorium. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 PM Studs Terkel Centennial Celebration Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago Birthday party for Studs and his fans. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 PM 100 Years of Studs Terkel Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark, Chicago WFMT Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner explores Studs's life, legacy, and contributions to history through radio and TV clips. $15. MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 PM "Bound for Glory" Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 1976 bio-pic of Woody Guthrie. $5. MORE INFORMATION

Comment by Joe Balkis on May 4, 2012 at 14:33

Friday, May 4 through May 26, Various Versionfest 12 Various Locations "Bridgeport: the Community of the Future." For real. The next Pilsen but with Lugans. MORE INFORMATION.

Comment by Joe Balkis on May 4, 2012 at 14:31

Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 PM  http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org/

Dr. J. Wade Hannon, WRL War REsisters League, speaks on "Revolutionary Nonviolence"
"We are in the midst of a time of great opportunity to bring about change in our world. This is a moment in which the theory and practice of nonviolence is needed. The only way we can build a egalitarian future is through the use of action that is guided by an abhorrence of violence and a respect for our fellow human beings. We also have to be mindful of the fact that the ruling class is very well armed and dangerous, and not give them any excuse to squash us."
At the:
College of Complexes, "The Playground for People Who Think" since 1951 weekly free speech forum on social issues and current events www.collegeofcomplexes.org Complete Schedule of Upcoming Programs All meetings open to the public.
May 5
Special May Day Speaker on "Revolutionary Nonviolence"
War Resisters League, Chicago Chapter
Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 23:02
Meeting: Help Build the May 20 March on NATO Summit
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Sat., May 5, 6 pm ANSWER Chicago Office 4802 N. Broadway #202 Directions Info: 773-463-0311 Facebook Event
Get involved: Join us to discuss how we can make the March on the NATO Summit as big and successful as possible.
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** Discuss why on May 20 we will demand an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan and no intervention in Iran or Syria ** Go over the plan for the march ** Strategize outreach for the the last two weeks before the march ** Paint a big banner that will read, "US/NATO Out of Afghanistan Now!"
If you cannot make it on the 5th, but want to help get the word out, give us a call to find out how you can build the march with us, download leaflets and pass them out or we can mail leaflets to you.
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All Out for May 20!

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Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 23:02

Thursday, May 3rd, 7pm to 9pm: Town Hall meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. 26th Street, in the shadow of the NATO summit. The congregation will co-host the event with CANG8 and speakers at the Town Hall will include:  Fr. Bob Bossie, 8th Day Center for Justice; Mary Dean, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, who spent part of last year in Afghanistan; Margaret Jackson, American Friends Service Committee; Rabbi Brant Rosen, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston.  National Nurses United and the Iraq Veterans Against the War will also have spokespersons present.
May 12-13: The People’s Summit will convene at Occupy Chicago Headquarters, 500 W. Cermak in Chicago. Registration is free! Click here for registration, workshop information, and keynote speakers.
May 20: March and Rally to Protest NATO, starting at noon at Petrillo Bandshell. The Iraq Veteran's Against the War (IVAW) will be marching with us in solidarity. At the end of the march, within sight and sound of McCormick Place, members of IVAW will conduct the closing ceremony where they will return their medals to NATO. It will be a moving event, and not to be missed.
For march route, resources, housing board, and other information, go to www.cang8.org.

Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 22:59

Sign a letter demanding the Israeli state implement all of the demands of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners. a href="http://samidoun.ca/2012/04/prisoners-hunger-strike-enters-12th-day-take-action-now-60-days-of-hunger-for-bilal-diab-and-thaer-halahleh/#letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://samidoun.ca/2012/04/prisoners-hunger-strike-enters-12th-day-...


1. Sign a letter demanding the Israeli state implement all of the dema... Tell the Israeli Prison Services that the world is watching! Click here to sign.

Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 22:55

Labor Notes Conference

Chicago  *  May 4-6 *  Solidarity for the 99%

Get ready! The biggest Labor Notes Conference yet kicks off Friday. 

Records are being broken all over the place: 1,500 union activists, worker center members, and workplace troublemakers are on their way to Chicago.

They'll have a huge list of almost 150 workshops, meetings, and plenaries ready for them, not to mention a full program of actions in support of local workers, music, art, film, and plenty of opportunities to build the networks that make our movement strong (and maybe shake a few tail feathers in the process).

You can still jump in if you're close by and haven't registered yet. Online registration closes at 3 p.m. Eastern today, Thursday, but you can register on site at the conference hotel, too.

Come get a dose of inspiration at our biggest conference yet.

What's Happening?

Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 22:54


The conference offers a series of essential skills-building workshops along with sessions that probe big-picture topics. Workshops and meetings begin 1 p.m. Friday May 4, and end at 2 p.m. Sunday May 6.  

See the full schedule of workshops and meetings and download the descriptions.


Where's the conference? How do I get there? The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. 


How do I register?

Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 22:52


Registration is available online until May 3. Walk-ins are welcome on site, too. 

Music and More

Spend Friday night dancing with DJ Mwelwa, a Chicago sensation spinning reggae, salsa, bachata, samba, merengue, afrobeat, and more. But save some energy for Saturday night, too! A 10 p.m. concert will feature Quinto Imperio playing cumbia hybrid and Rebel Diaz bringing the global power of hip hop. And join fellow labor music enthusiasts for two evenings of song sharing and group singing at our acoustic lounge.

Can't make it for the full weekend?

Come for a day: We offer day rates of $50. Register on site.


Follow the action online Follow the Twitter hashtag #LN2012 to get the blow-by-blow from conference attendees.


Comment by Joe Balkis on May 3, 2012 at 22:50


Hotel Booking

All rooms at the Crowne Plaza and the Embassy Suites have been booked, but accommodations are still available just a block away at the InterContinental O'Hare. Call 847-544-5300 or visit www.icohare.com

Labor History Tour 

Join us Friday afternoon for a tour of important sites in Chicago labor history. Get an expert perspective on some of U.S. labor's most hallowed ground. Call 347-460-7460 to see if there's still space left.


For more info, visit the conference website, email us at conference@labornotes.org, or call 347-460-7460.

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