Stop & Frisk Introduced by Ald. Moreno to Chicago

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PRESS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, July 29th, 9:30AM
Chicago City Hall, 2nd Floor

Wed 7/29: Press Conference for Introduction of
STOP Act before City Council
#ChiStops: Empowering young people through popular education and leadership training to resist racial profiling and other biased policing.

CHICAGO 7/28 – On July 29th, Aldermen Moreno will introduce the Stop, Transparency, Oversight and Protection (STOP) Act before City Council. The ordinance would increase data transparency for policing in Chicago, making it possible to better assess the effectiveness and fairness of Chicago policing generally, and stop and frisk tactics specifically. A press conference will be held before the City Council meeting on July 29th, at 9:30am, on the second floor of City Hall.

The ordinance would require the Chicago Police Department to collect and share data for all stops that it performs, including demographic information of those stopped, the badge numbers of officers involved, as well as the location, reason, and result of the stop. The Chicago Police Department would also be required to give receipts to those stopped, as well as to collect and share the data on a quarterly basis, so that various programs can be evaluated for effectiveness and fairness.

The STOP Act would help Chicago to catch up with New York City, in terms of data transparency and police accountability. New York City collects and analyzes its stop data, and shares it in an accessible format. Using this data, the police have reduced the number of unnecessary stops and frisks performed, and continue to reform their policies as new data comes out.

Speaking to the number and effect of stop-and-frisks, Gillian Giles, a youth organizer with #ChiStops, said that “overpolicing is a problem. Being stopped by the police is terrifying. Being stopped and frisked by the police is at best degrading. Being stopped and frisk by police when you’ve done nothing wrong is unnecessary, and last year 250,000 Chicagoans were stopped without committing a crime.”

A recent report put out by the ACLU of Illinois stresses how the CPD’s insufficient and incomplete data collection methods make real accountability and oversight all but impossible. In addition to addressing this, the STOP Act would also require the police to give those stopped a receipt detailing the transaction, which supporters say would further help strengthen trust in law enforcement.

In addition to ChiStops, over 30 other community groups have signed on in support of the STOP Act, including the ACLU of Illinois, Black Youth Project 100, Chicago Votes, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, and Black Lives Matter – Chicago.

Speakers at the press conference will include: Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st Ward; Page May from We Charge Genocide; Gillian Giles from ChiStops; and Caleb Porter from Chicago Votes.

For more information about the STOP Act, see: wechargegenocide.org/stop.act

We Charge Genocide is volunteer-run by Chicago residents concerned that the epidemic of police violence continues uninterrupted in Chicago and who seek to equip individuals across the city with tools to more proactively hold police accountable. The name We Charge Genocide comes from a petition filed to the United Nations in 1951, which documented 153 racial killings and other human rights abuses, mostly by the police.
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Stop and Frisk in the News:

Chicago Police Use Stop-And-Frisk Excessively: ACLU Report
5/23/2015, New York Times

Chicago sued over Police Department’s alleged stop-and-frisk practices
4/21/2015, Chicago Tribune

New York has essentially eliminated stop-and-frisk – and crime is still down
12/3/2014, Washington Post

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URGENT SOLIDARITY NEEDED – FELLOW IWW WORKERS INCARCERATED: LEMAR & SABRINA

URGENT SOLIDARITY NEEDED – FELLOW WORKERS LEMAR & SABRINA,  IWW INCARCERATED WORKERS’ ORGANIZERS, ARRESTED IN ALLENTOWN, PA

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Hybachi and Sabina were arrested in Allentown, PA in July 2015

Please show some solidarity and donate to their legal fund <https://fundly.com/free-sabrina-and-lemar>, attend their court date, or participate in the phone Zap supporting them – updated details on the situation provided by Lehigh Valley IWWs bellow:

“Hybachi Lemar, who has recently done a lot of work in Chicago but has roots in the LV, was arrested while back in Allentown. He did work with IWOC (Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW) toward organizing prisoners and fought the evictions of working class people in Chicago and elsewhere.

Hybachi was arrested and charged with weapons possession — as an ex-felon he is facing steep charges. He and his partner Sabrina (who was arrested with him) are undoubtedly victims of systemic oppression. There are many private details of Lemar’s initial felony charge in the 90’s and the most recent charges against both him and Sabrina that illustrate the inequality within our system. Lemar is being subjected to “Strip Cell” segregation conditions which amount to torture, and he was frequently subjected to segregation when attempting to organize prisoners when previously incarcerated.

What can we do now to help Sabrina and Lemar? We’re working on getting people to turn out for support for his hearing on Tuesday, 7/21 at 2PM. There’s also a Fundly fundraising campaign and call for a phone zap to the warden of Lehigh County Prison.

1) The Hearing:
The hearing will be held at Lehigh County Courthouse (455 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA) on Tuesday, 7/21 at 2PM in the courtroom of Judge Michael Faulkner. You do have to go through a metal detector to get into the building and the line can get long, so it’s recommended to arrive by 1:30PM and to not bring a lot of things into the courthouse. It’s apparently being held in courtroom 1C, but it would be a good idea to meet in the foyer just beyond the metal detector (in front of the elevator) and enter as a group. It would also be pretty great to wear wobbly attire and/or the color black in solidarity.

2) The Fundly Account:
We’re trying to raise a retainer so that Lemar and Sabrina have access to competent legal counsel — please donate if possible or share widely – https://fundly.com/free-sabrina-and-lemar/

3) Phone Zap:
Call Lehigh County Jail Warden Janine Donate in Allentown, PA, at (610)782-3175. Tell her or whomever you speak to that Bondi DeBooth (Lemar’s “legal” name), prisoner #54971, is a respected community activist, is not suicidal, should be immediately be removed from “suicide watch” and placed in the jail’s general population.”

PERMANENT LINK TO STORY:
http://tinyurl.com/HELPLEMAR

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       Alison Olhava
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Meaning of Life and Sandra Bland-Warning: Appropriately Offensive Language

Sorry, I will tell you the meaning of life and how it relates to Sandra Bland’s case, but first a few things that have been on my mind.

This is not an argument for or against the case of murder vs. suicide in the death of Sandra Bland, the 28 year old woman who died in police custody following her arrest for changing lanes in front of a small town Barney Fife who drove up on her in an attempt to intimidate her into some sort of infraction. Likely she was profiled, Black, young, out of state license plates, part of a highway drug interdiction program called Operation Pipeline (http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/multi-agency-probe-deals-death-blow-billion-dollar-drug-ring).

The Fourth amendment, that one about being secure in your person and possessions against unreasonable search and seizure, the one the gun types see as minor right to their major one, should have protected Bland. The Supreme Court, however, allows for police to use traffic stops as a pretext for eradicating a person’s 4th amendment rights(https://www.aclu.org/report/driving-while-black-racial-profiling-our-nations-highways).

One problem, the majority of drug traffickers are white, while the majority of people stopped in highway interdictions are not. In Missouri, 66% of traffic stops are against minority drivers, despite that, according to the 2014 census, of 6 million residents 84% were white, 11.7% were Black and less than 4% w ere latino or Hispanic (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29000.html). 66% *http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/05/30/missouri-police-stopping-blacks-more-than-whites/9778047/). For Texas the numbers line up much the same, with 80% white and 12% Black. Historically, for many decades after the civil war, as much as half of Texas’ prison population was Black. Remember the amendment ending slavery also made slavery legal if you are incarcerated. Many states used and still use prison labor, a backdoor form of slavery. Currently that figure is 33%, predominantly 18 to 29 year olds, most on minor drug possession charges: A generation erased.

the most galling aspect of all this, and I am about to give you one of the fundamental rules of life, are the people who cower behind the phrase that no matter what a cop tells you, you must obey. Recall who pays their salaries, these union government workers. They are public servants not public shepherds, and we are adults not sheep. Again and again the officer in the Bland case acted outside the law, and arguably in violation of the law. Throughout all of what befell her the next few days, as she languished in prison because of a directional blinker, Sandra remained defiant of a system honed to eliminate mercy and justice, ct-video-released-from-jail-in-sandra-bland-case-20150721particularly for minorities,

And here is the fundamental law of life, and whether or not you are an American, or a human being fighting and standing to true equality and justice for every person, or whether you wave the flag to show how loyal you are to your would-be jailers.

Just a warning, if you are faint of heart and sensitivities stop reading now.

THE SECRET TO LIFE IS THIS: How much dick are you willing to suck? If for you it is all about compliance or any order barked at you, you are willing to really go to town on that dick. You’ll have to face trading in your dignity and sovereignty for the adult version of your grade school milk monitor. That might not happen right away, but it will happen. Don’t worry, though, the rest of us all ready know.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Fetus for Sale, anyone? (Warning: Drunken Rant…)

I’m a little drunk, so nothing I say here can be used against me in a court of law. That said, I have been listening to the manufactured outrage of the manipulation media on the right. If you think for one moment that Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity give a damn about anything that doesn’t come with cash wrapped in talking points, then Donald Trump is your dream candidate. That said, given the last polls in our idiocracy I’m likely to end up in a Trump re-education camp for that last comment!

Incidentally, driving up South Wabash towards Chicago’s Loop, the “Trump” on Trump towers looks like a monogram on a condom. Oh, I am so screwed when Donald suspends the constitution; because we all know if we are running the nation like a corporation, there is no constitution of bill of Rights.

Today’s breaking news about Planned Parenthood and a video which, after heavy editing, and obtuse opinionation by rightwing pundits purports to portray the women’s health service as some sort of ghoulish enterprise. A host to a morning program in Chicago likened the affair to Josef Mengele, the Nazi Doctor who experimented on inmates during the Second World War. A Caller to the Limbaugh program called it Nazi-esque. Limbaugh could not have agreed less. And so it was all across the righting media today, because it is the season for faux outrage.

The Christian right and anti-choice zealots will rejoice at such a choice piece of meat. T’is the season. That is, if you recall the last several voting cycles, about this time, roughly a year to a year and a half out from a big election, something shocking always this way comes. Last time around it was the ACORN video. The timing isn’t by accident. There is a timing factor here.

The Right presents the illusion to evangelicals, the Tea Party and the far right base that it has some say in party politics. In truth, there is a status quo Republican hierarchy which requires the control aspect of religion to rally its constituency. They, however, are a liability in general elections. They are the base, but they don’t win elections. Elections are won in the middle.

Like ACORN, the Planned Parenthood story is meant to excite the base. In the end, at the general election, the Planned Parenthood story won’t matter. It will be all about the cult of personality to which ever media crafted candidate is chosen…by the republican, democratic and media hierarchy. Ha! You still think this is a democracy? We’ll all be bombarded with incessant barrages of “middle class,” Muslims bad, Israel and Christians good, let’s keep America strong, jobs, jobs, jobs!

“At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards,” Planned Parenthood spokesman Eric Ferrero told the Associated Press.

Limbaugh blustered that the patient is the aborted fetus rather than the mother. That is, it is the fetus incapable of speech who should have rights above and beyond the mother who can speak, and whom the fetus is still a part of her body. Could it be, due to the diligent effort to negate science in favor of marketing and control paraded as arrogant idiocy and vaulted into law to extinguish the freedom of women that advocates of women’s health and personal sovereignty are driven into the shadows or chasing loopholes.

The truth is this story is as real as flimsy as the bad video and audio it was uploaded on. The anti-choice zealots, and the children they inflict with their Taliban ideology will wallow in the filth of their own ignorance over this one. Bottom line, if you believe in this, you are being played. Like manmade global warming, or the fact that cherry flavored Kool Aid changes the water to red in a chemical reaction rather a miracle from God, the republican base will cling to this like a fat man to a chicken leg.

Ah, there’s the beer talking again.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Tax Revolt!

Last night on his radio program, former republican representative Joe Walsh announced that he was going to stop paying income tax, and encouraged others to also stop paying income tax to the Federal government and IRS. He repeated the call again and again through the show, calling for rebel cities, in which “patriots” withheld taxes and openly defied gun laws

Revolution and Beer has heard anonymously from at least one listener to Walsh who says she will also refuse to pay her taxes, and will join Walsh in publically revolting against the US tax code. Revolution and Beer does not advocate Walsh’s refusal to pay taxes, but we applaud the bravery and sacrifice of Walsh and any of his listeners now defying the law.

On Saturday we have set aside time on our program for Mr. Walsh and any of his fellow revolutionaries. We have always considered Walsh a man of his word, and that he would not simply say he was going to revolt while encouraging others simply to leave them holding the bag. On Saturday we will ask for confirmation from Mr. Walsh that he has indeed stopped paying taxes.

Walsh would seem to scoff at the risk yesterday on his program. According to one legal site:

Tax evaders often face large criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment, as well as civil penalties. Take for example the case of the public accountant in Michigan sentences to five months in prison and five months of house arrest for failing to file tax returns for four, yes, four years. He also had to pay $140 thousand dollars worth of back taxes and $50 thousand in penalties and interest.
Filing taxes isn’t voluntary, despite what tax evaders argue. If you make over a certain amount each year you are required to pay a tax on that income. In fact, this requirement is clearly set forth in section 1 of the Internal Revenue Code, which imposes a tax on the taxable income of individuals, estates and trusts.

It would appear that Walsh has a strategy for avoiding those penalties. It would be unthinkable that he would reserve that privilege for himself. As a courtesy therefore, anyone wishing more information on how Walsh will avoid penalties in his tax revolt, and how he will also help fellow revolutionaries, contact:

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Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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A History of Us: New Horizons/Pluto-revised

Okay, I’m a geek, but in slightly more than a day from now a small probe will sale past Pluto. The probe has been on the road, so to speak, since January 2006, racing at the solar system’s farthest known planet at an astounding 56,000mph, covering the distance between Chicago and Austin Texas every minute. It takes sunlight 5.5 hours to reach Pluto. When Pluto was last at this point in its orbit, George Washington was fighting in the French and Indian War. The probe, New Horizons, is streaming pictures, and scientific data, tracking its cameras on a ruddy planetoid and 5 mysterious moons. This is a testament to what mankind may achieve. These are still the first furtive steps of a tottering and curious species.nh-pluto-7-11-15

Humanity is still in its infancy, just learning to walk, grasping at the oddities of its surrounding universe. Everything is dangerous. Everything is amazing. Everything at once demands to be respected and to be explored. These are the fingers of the child reach up and beyond itself. Every new gesture and breath is always a fatal mixture of exploration and disaster. The two go hand in hand.

Scientists will likely discover a previously undreamed of world. The pale orange color doubtless a mix of frozen methane, nitrogen and water ice. The complex features seem to betray an active geology, driven by extraordinary tidal forces upon a body essentially comprised as a slush ball. There we will discover volcanoes and ice flows and a surface as dynamic and changing as Jupiter’s moon, Io, or Titan at Saturn. The moons, like Charon do not seem to mirror the composition of Pluto. They are rocky, their surfaces more stable. As our species approaches this distant world, little more than a smudge of light in even the strongest telescopes, Pluto and its moons, it would seem are a virtual junk yard of our solar system. In that simple realization it makes New Horizons’ Pluto mission even more important. It is a snapshot of humanity’s origins.

More than any of those monumental discoveries, New Horizons is less an American achievement at a Human one. From those first wonderings of the heavens from our murky beginnings to the charting of the star and planets, the Pole who should revealed to us that we are not the center of the universe, the invention of the telescope by an Italian, a German who pioneered the laws of planetary motion, the Muslim who crafted the Algebra, meticulous star catalogs of the Chinese, the Dutchman who confirmed them with meticulous calculations, the Italian who gave us radio that we might transmit those images back to the home planet. Look at the faces of the men and women the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at NASA, as well as listening posts around this planet. They are a patchwork of a species that is astounding when it aspires and self destructing at its worst moment.

The media will obsess briefly over Pluto, gushing over strange and odd images from an unfathomable world at an unfathomable distance. It will return to the tribalism of party politics, of war, of unrest on our streets. It will return to the tantrums and failings of the child. That child has a chance, as New Horizons begs to teach us. It holds in its own hands the power for self determination or self destruction. Within its ever expanding consciousness lays the opportunity to ascend to the stars and beyond as it discovers its ultimate destiny; one anchored in hope, defined in peace and at once enthralled in its own innate human fallibility. The other is the child that refuses to learn as it stumbles and falls, that its future footsteps become more confident, wise and strident


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers. .

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Crying Wolf on Terrorism.

This week the media and authorities declared a heightened alert for a possible terror attack over the holiday weekend. Is it a matter of “they only have to be right once, and we have to be right every time?” Or is it a form of control? Revolution and Beer
looked back over the past several years and found a pattern. what do you think? call the radio show and let us know what you thing, Saturdays from 11am-1pm on que4.org, call in at 312-985-7834
The following at taken from basic web searches…

2014

1. Possible terrorist attack on July 4, 2014
www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2579541/pg1
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o First post: Jul 04, 2014
Possible terrorist attack on July 4, 2014 [link to www.washingtontimes.com] THE INQUISIDOR. User ID: 47165686 United States 06/24/2014 04:22 PM Report Abusive …
2. Pix11: US gets ‘credible’ terror threat ahead of July 4th
pix11.com/2014/07/03/us-gets-credible-terror-threat-ahead-of-july…
Jul 03, 2014 • US gets ‘credible’ terror threat ahead of July 4th … July 3, 2014, by Mario … the potential of another terrorist attack simply because we …
1. July 4th Attack By China Exposed | Alternative
beforeitsnews.com › Alternative
Jun 30, 2014 • July 4th Attack By China Exposed. Monday … WANTED CIA TERROR ATTACKS (July, 2014):. 1. … time truther.org prevented nukes from going off on July 4th.

2013

1. Feds fear for another independent terrorist attack during …
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351725
Feds fear for another independent terrorist attack during the upcoming Fourth of … planned their attack for the Fourth of July … 29 June 2013 36.
1. Cities Are Beefing Up Security On 4th Of July To Prevent …
www.businessinsider.com/cities-are-beefing-up-security-on-4th-of…
Cities Are Beefing Up Security On 4th Of July To Prevent Terrorist Attacks. … Jul. 4, 2013, 2:42 PM; … security for Fourth of July fireworks …
2. Feds Fear Terrorist Attacks on July 4th – Tom O’Halloran
tomohalloran.com/2013/06/30/feds-fear-terrorist-attacks-on-july-4th
Email this pageFeds fear for another independent terrorist attack during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday An FBI and Department of Homeland Security notice calls …

2012
1. A Terror Attack This Weekend? FBI Gearing Up For Possible …
www.infowars.com/a-terror-attack-this…possible-july-fourth-incident
A Terror Attack This Weekend? FBI Gearing Up For Possible July Fourth Incident
2. Afghanistan Attack on the 4th of July | Military.com
www.military.com › Video Center › Operations › Afghanistan
Afghanistan Attack on the 4th of July … 2012. Osama’s Sea Burial Caught on Tape … showing unfiltered media from the global war on terror and other …
1. Feds Fear Terrorist Attacks on July 4th – Tom O’Halloran
tomohalloran.com/2013/06/30/feds-fear-terrorist-attacks-on-july-4th
Email this pageFeds fear for another independent terrorist attack during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday An FBI and Department of Homeland Security notice calls …
2. FBI and DHS Urge Vigilance on July 4 – ABC News
abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fbi-dhs-urge-vigilance-july/story?id=13944689
Jun 27, 2011 • FBI and DHS Urge Vigilance on July 4. … had identified the July Fourth weekend as ideal for an attack, … of the terrorist aspiration to …

2011

1. FBI, U.S. Intelligence See Terror Threat Mounting After …
www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/30/fbi-u-s-intelligence-see…
Jun 30, 2011 • The threat matrix that U.S. intelligence and law enforcement closely monitor to guard against terror attacks has ticked up … the Fourth of July …
1. FBI and DHS Urge Vigilance on July 4 – ABC News
abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fbi-dhs-urge-vigilance-july/story?id=13944689
Jun 27, 2011 • FBI and DHS Urge Vigilance on July 4. … identified the July Fourth weekend as ideal for an attack, … 2010 to an al Qaeda plot to attack the New …

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America Ended Today.

I’ll bet you didn’t notice, but there were a number of declarations today following the back to back supreme court decisions upholding the ACA and legalizing Gay marriage.

Glen Beck made the proclamation yesterday to his audience of crayon eaters, saying that “the country as you know it, and as it was designed, is done.” Talk wimp, reported deadbeat dad and deposed representative Joe Walsh declared today on his show that America is dead. Ron Paul said in the Senate floor that America is gone. National Review on line posed this milestone in world history as a question. Northern Truth Seeker gave 19 reasons why the country ended yesterday, then revised it down to 10. Not sure where they are now.

Like you I was just as surprised that America was over. Stupid me, I had just mailed in a mortgage payment to a bank that has no basis legally to run a mortgage on my condo since they are licensed through the American government. Just in case some poor colored mama was able to buy aspirin for her sick brat under Obamacare, or in a couple of gay guys said “I do” somewhere on the eastern seaboard, I rushed home amazed to find that my toilet still flushed. (At the writing of this article I am still on a toilet vigil.)

Lucky for me that fool at the gas station accepted that antiquated paper money for gasoline. I was sweating that one, because I have no idea where I could find a goat of chickens to trade here in the inner city.

It was a good run, America, as Joe Walsh announced to his lead paint chewing audience. Michael Savage pontificated that he had a “mystical” and “Godly” perspective, incensed that “the Perverts have taken over,” and that they were responsible for the rise of ISIS. Whew, good news, because I was worried that oil companies working with Western politicians, like President Obama, were merely corralling them in order to manipulate world oil prices. I guess that means Savage and ISIS are actually on the same side?

So, since America is over, I am free to proclaim my condo as a sovereign nation. I therefore am an ambassador with legal immunity everywhere I go under the United Nation’s charter. They still exist after all.


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CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Columbia University First to Divest from Private Prison Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Student Organizing Results in Columbia University Becoming First to Divest from Private Prison Industry

On Monday June 22nd, following sixteen months of relentless student activism, the Columbia University Board of Trustees announced its decision to divest from the private prison industry and institute a policy banning reinvestment in companies that operate prisons. This decision makes Columbia the very first university to divest from the private prison industry.

“We targeted the university’s investments in two private prison companies, but we hope that private prison divestment campaigns, with the abolitionist vision of a larger anti-prison movement, can help us start working towards divesting from the idea that prisons equal justice, which we believe to be fundamentally racist.” – Dunni Oduyemi

The Columbia Prison Divest campaign was launched in February 2014 by Students Against Mass Incarceration, a Black-led prison abolitionist student group, after students discovered that approximately $10 million of Columbia University’s endowment was invested in two for-profit prison companies: the Corrections Corporation of America and G4S. CCA, GEO Group, and G4S have played major, active roles in pushing for legislation that further criminalizes marginalized communities such as mandatory minimum laws and Arizona’s infamous SB1070 statute. Alumni, faculty, staff, and West Harlem community members came together to support the student-run campaign demanding immediate divestment from these companies and a permanent negative screen against any future investments.

“My involvement in this campaign has been about acknowledging my complicity in racist systems of incarceration and policing. As a student at an elite university, I have a choice to quietly benefit or take the opportunity to leverage my privilege to hold my school accountable” – Ella Every-Wortman, student organizer

“These companies have a fundamental interest in expanding incarceration in order to maximize profit. We will not see an end to the racism and exploitation embedded in our contemporary systems of mass incarceration and detention if we do not dismantle the economic engines of this prison-industrial complex.” – Gabriela Catalina Pelsinger, student organizer

Prison Divest is a strategy born out of collaboration between immigrant justice and anti-mass incarceration organizers in a common fight against the criminalization of marginalized communities. Student organizers have situated prison divestment in the context of broader visions for change. Through their actions, political education, and avid social media presence, Columbia Prison Divest has tied their work to the Black Lives Matter movement, anti-gentrification efforts in West Harlem, the movement to divest from the Israeli police state, and activism against immigrant detention and the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Universities investing in prisons reinforce systems of inequality that allow only some to succeed. As a Black student, I know that Columbia is actively doing violence against people that look like me in a number of ways. I refuse to be just another brown face in a college brochure that my school can use to mask the systemic racism it participates in.” – Asha Rosa, student organizer

“From the start we wanted to establish those links that what’s happening globally is happening domestically”- Imani Brown, alum and former organizer

“For us, prison divestment has been an entry point for addressing the ways in which students at elite colleges and universities are directly and specifically in the privileged positions that we are because of systems of inequality. The racist, classist images of “criminals deserving of punishment” are created in tandem with images of “hard-working college students deserving of opportunity,” and each is defined in relation to the other. Through prison divestment, we have worked to challenge these narratives and structures. We refuse to buy into the false narratives that justify our privilege at the expense of the suffering of others. We hope this victory opens doors to more campaigns, to more organizing, to more victories. This is not the end. This is a beginning”- Columbia Prison Divest campaign organizers

There are over a dozen active prison divestment campaigns on college campuses across the United States. Notable victories in prison divest organizing include United Methodist Church’s divestment from CCA and GEO Group and the Gates’ Foundation’s divestment from G4S.

Contact:

Asha Rosa
asha.ransbysporn@gmail.com
columbiaprisondivest@gmail.com
(708) 334-2390

Gabriela Pelsinger
gcpelsinger@gmail.com
(415) 265-8372

Dunni Oduyemi
(917) 868-2484
dunni.oduyemi@gmail.com

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ACTION ALERT: Just Say No To Fast Track Stop Fast Track Rally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact
Mara Cohen
847-471-4129

Photo opportunities outside of the Dirksen Federal Buildings

Just Say No To Fast Track Stop Fast Track Rally

When: Beginning at 9:30 AM, June 23, 2015 and continuing preferably through the cloture vote on Fast Track trade authority currently scheduled for 10 AM central time.

Where: Outside the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 South Dearborn Chicago

We are rallying to tell Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk that we care and we notice what they do, to tell them if they don’t vote no on fast track we will vote no for them and campaign against them as hard as we can. They will be primaried out and voted away! We will be bringing noise, costumes, and lots of creative energy. We are rallying to express our revulsion for fast track to Durbin and Kirk as well as the USTR and the “Free” Trader-In-Chief! Stop fast track before it’s too late!

“The Obama trade agenda that Congress is considering fast tracking through Congress will lower wages, export jobs, increase the wealth divide and increase the trade deficit. This is the consistent history of trade agreements written for trans-national corporations. They benefit big business interests at the expense of the people and planet. Senators who vote for Fast Track are driving the race to the bottom for the US economy and voters need to know they are the reason our downward decline,” said Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance.

“The international treaties being negotiated by the president go beyond trade to impact every area of our lives. They will raise the costs of health care, undermine food safety, lead to more poisoning of the water, land and air and worsen the climate crisis. Additionally, the ISDS provisions mean that we will not be able to enact laws that protect our health and safety even at the local level,” added Dr. Margaret Flowers, also co-director of Popular Resistance.

On June 12th the House of Representatives voted in a landslide to reject the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) portion of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill passed by the Senate. This should have resulted in the Obama trade bill’s defeat. But Speaker John Boehner called for a revote, then delayed that until the end of July, and with Majority Leader McConnell and President Obama, manipulated the congressional process not for a re-vote, but to avoid a re-vote. They then split the bills into two: TPA and TAA, rapidly pushed TPA through the House with 218 votes for (but 210 against) and now are trying to ram it through the Senate. The indadequate TAA bill will be included by the Senate;s version of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in order to prevent a re-vote on TAA in the House. AGOA is popular with Democrats and the Republican leadership, with President Obama are trying to pass TAA by making it part of AGOA.

“This manipulated approach in Congress was necessary because there has been a populist revolt across the political spectrum urging elected officials to oppose another job-killing trade treaty. Hundreds of thousands of phone calls have been made to Congress in the last three weeks with protests held across the country. At the same time $200 million has been donated to Members of the House to encourage them to support TPA. Speaker Boehner received over $5 million from transnational corporate interests. This has become a battle between people and money. People won on June 12th, but corrupt legislative leaders have manipulated the process, linking votes on trade to pension and intelligence bills in the House and tying TAA to a bill on Africa. Corruption is winning, but the people will continue to oppose the three Obama trade deals no matter how TPA turns out,” added Zeese.

Organized by:

Mara Cohen
National TPP Team
847 – 471 – 4129
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