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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.

Location: The frontline is everywhere!
Members: 75
Latest Activity: Mar 4

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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 October 13, 2013 at 7:29

2nd annual protest of bank of america 10/13/13 at the Chicago marathon! 


Br. Joe at 708-752-2740 for race day logistics.  I have Boycott bank of America fliers!
Comment by Joe Balkis on August 5, 2013 at 3:05

Immediate Action Needed in Support of Mobile Rail Workers Union

On Friday, Mobile Rail management fired two workers, Eric and Dwayne, and claimed that they will be firing all non-CDL carrying employees. We see this as a clear attack on the Union and a direct retaliation for the worker’s recent OSHA complaints. For years, Mobile Rail has deployed its locomotive service trucks with teams of one driver accompanied by one non-CDL helper. The attempt to break apart these teams not only is meant to destroy the organizing efforts but also creates an extremely hazardous situation for all workers. By changing to a single-driver operation, there will be no protections in the case that the one driver suffers heat stroke, is injured by faulty machinery, or is a victim of a train accident. We are immediately calling upon all IWW members and supporters to call Mobile Rail Management and politely but firmly demand they rehire both Eric and Dwayne. We ask that you further demand that all drivers are accompanied by a helper. You can reach Mobile Rail Solutions management at 847-551-9767 or call Tim, the general manager, directly at 224-622-9201.

Comment by Brian Ross Ashley on July 25, 2013 at 18:37
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 23, 2013 at 6:54

Join us!
                                                        When: July 23, 2013 at 1:30PM
                                                        Where: Cook County Courthouse – Courtroom 104,
                                                        5600 Old Orchard Rd  Skokie, IL

                                                        Neither the Court nor the Cook County State’s Attorney has responded to the Post-Conviction Relief Petition that  Gregory’s legal team filed in March. This Petition exposed the lies at  the heart of the false charges against him and provides documentary  evidence (suppressed by the judge at trial) of the perjured testimony  and prosecutorial misconduct that laid the basis for his conviction –  and demands that his wrongful conviction and outrageous sentence  be  overturned. For more details, see www.dropthecharges.net

                                                        In his youth, Gregory spent years in solitary confinement while in prison. He transformed himself and has dedicated his life  since his release to opposing injustice and struggling for a liberated  world for all humanity. Gregory’s legal team will vigorously oppose any  attempt to put him back in jail.

                                                        We call on you to come out to stand with Gregory and demand:
Not One More Day In Jail for Gregory Koger!

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 23, 2013 at 6:43

No More Trayvon Martins!
PSL Study Group on Police Brutality and the Struggle for Justice for Trayvon Martin

Tues., July 23, 7 pm
4802 N. Broadway #202
(Red Line - Lawrence Stop)

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 15, 2013 at 22:17

Iceland's fin whale hunt is back on. It's time for sanctions!  Stop Whaling Now!

Iceland has killed at least 17 endangered fin whales in the last few weeks. Tell Interior Secretary Jewell to recommend economic sanctions on Icelandic companies tied to the whaling industry. It's time to make Iceland pay a price for its rogue whaling!

Take action

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 15, 2013 at 3:29

Wednesday, July 17, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
"Immigrant Nation"
        Harold Washington Library Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S.        State lower level, Chicago
        Screening of documentary followed by discussion. MORE          INFORMATION.

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 14, 2013 at 20:11

please click here to sign our petition to Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, urging him not to veto the living wage bill that passed the D.C. City Council yesterday despite threats from Walmart that it will cease operations in the city if it has to pay employees $12.50 an hour.

Walmart has big plans to move into Washington D.C., and promised it would pay its workers $13/hour when it did. But when the city council considered a $12.50/hour living wage ordinance for workers at big box stores, Walmart said that if the ordinance passed it would cancel plans to build three stores in the city, and threatened to back out of three stores that are already being built.

Fortunately, the D.C. City Council ignored these threats, and narrowly passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act.

Now Mayor Vincent Gray must sign the ordinance, and he has sent signals that he may veto it. Responding to Walmart’s threatened withdrawal, he urged the city council to consider whether the living wage ordinance would "expand job opportunities."

No matter where you live, this matters to you. A line must be drawn against Walmart's threats. The race to the bottom stops here.

Please click here sign our petition to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, urging him not to bend into Wamart’s blackmail, and instead follow the leadership of the city council by signing the Large Retailer Accountability Act into law.

Keep fighting

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 14, 2013 at 19:42

If you like great TV debate clashes and you like Elizabeth Warren, you'll love her square-off with a ridiculous CNBC host yesterday.

Watch Warren fight for her new Glass-Steagall Wall Street reform bi...

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 14, 2013 at 19:26

President Obama is deciding whether or not to open up even more of the Arctic for drilling with a new round of lease sales.
take action today!
This lease sale will start any day now. Tell the president to follow through on the climate promise he delivered in his speech and cancel the sale.
take action today

Right now, President Obama is considering whether or not to open up more of the Alaskan Arctic for oil drilling by launching a new round of lease sales for the Chukchi Sea.
Despite Shell's failures last summer, oil companies are desperate to secure the rights to drill in the Arctic. What's at stake here isn't just one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places on earth. But the future of our climate.
We have a real chance to throw a wrench in this Arctic lease sale process before it even begins. It's expected to start any day, so the time is now to flood the White House with messages telling them to cancel the sale. It’s the perfect opportunity for the President to make good on the climate speech he made just a few weeks ago.
This Arctic lease sale will start any day now. Send an urgent message to President Obama right now telling him to cancel plans for the upcoming Arctic lease sale.
Last year Shell confirmed what experts have been saying all along — that drilling for oil in the Arctic will never be safe. A series of equipment,


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