Tomorrow, ENOUGH white guys pontificating about Sandra Bland. On a very special Revolution and Beer show we hand the show over to women of color, with a panel of the strongest women’s voices we know, including former Southside trauma nurse, Toni Scott, and the unstoppable and unapologetic and always amazing Araceli Vargas. 11-1pm in Chicago, only on the true voice of the people, www.que4.org. Que4Radio, AM1680


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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Action for Sandra Bland

Jul 27 at 3:21 PM

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Tuesday, June 28 – Protest for Sandra Bland

8:30PM ~ Michigan Ave Bridge

The Chicago River

Contact: Kelly Hayes, 773-499-0172, kellyhayes81@gmail.com

Tues 7/28: Say Her Name: A Light Action for Sandra Bland

Chicago 7/28 — Tuesday night, Project NIA, The Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women and The Chicago Light Brigade will answer a national call for light actions to lift up the name of Sandra Bland. Sandra’s death in a Texas jail cell, three days after she was unjustly and violently arrested during a bogus traffic stop, has moved communities around the country to demand answers. Since Sandra was from the Chicago area, local organizers feel it is especially important to show their love and solidarity during this difficult time.

“We have to to lift up Sandra Brand’s name, and Rekia Boyd’s name,” says organizer Kelly Hayes, “and we have to remind people that these tragedies are all part of the same fatal illness. It’s a social sickness that’s killing people every day. It is racism. It is police impunity. Sandra Bland should never have been pulled from her car. She should never have been in that cell. She was brutalized. Her life was threatened. And now she’s gone. We need a national wake-up call, because Black women and girls will continue to be crushed and killed by this system so long as we allow it.”

Protestors will gather on the north side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River, in front of the Wrigley Building at 8:30pm. After a speak out, attendees will create imagery that will honor Sandra Bland’s memory and call others to action.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648108365403625/

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Stop & Frisk Introduced by Ald. Moreno to Chicago

We Charge Genocide | wechargegenocide.org/stop.act
#ChiStops | @ChiCopWatch | @ChiStopsWGC

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Contact: Eric Tenza, 734-355-6331, ejtenza@gmail.com
Rachael Perrotta, 773-653-5073, plusssone@gmail.com

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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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.


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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Chicago Organizers Host Youth Peace Conference #ChicagoYouthPeace

Chicago International Youth Peace Movement Conference
gofundme.com/ChicagoYouthPeace | ChicagoYouthPeace.eventbrite.com

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Contact: Isha Haley, 786-709-1561, ChicagoYouthPeace@gmail.com

PRESS CONFERENCE

Wednesday, May 3rd, 9AM
Chicago City Hall, 5th Floor

June 4th~6th: Chicago Organizers Host Global Youth Peace Conference #ChicagoYouthPeace

Mobilizing, activating and empowering young people, in grades 5-12, to get organized and use their voices for peace and social change.

CHICAGO 5/28 — From June 4th to 6th, Chicago will host the first Chicago International Youth Peace Conference at Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 50th St, and at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell. The conference is being organized by Chicago International Youth Peace Movement and a coalition of faith-based groups and individuals led by Jessica Disu (@FMSupreme), who was recently chosen by Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the city’s “Summer of Faith and Action” program.

The conference’s global leadership training committee will facilitate enlightening discussions that motivate and empower students to become agents for social justice, nonviolence and education through peer to peer mentoring. This committee consists of accomplished social justice leaders who have the skills to help young people build creative solutions to combat violence and facilitate peace in Chicago and around the world. Over 350 Chicago youth and young adults from some of the City’s most impoverished neighborhoods are expected to attend.

Objectives of Chicago International Youth Peace Movement Conference: •Serve youth and provide Millennial role models of success
•Educate and empower youth through organizing and activism workshops
•Create a platform and space in which youth dominate and “own” their voices to create solutions to combat violence in communities
•Improve the educational outcomes for Young Men of Color
Intended Audience: •JP Morgan Chase Fellows
•Community Members
•Civic Engagement Officials
•Global Millennial Leaders
“If you’re looking for solutions to violence in Chicago and around the world, you should look to the young people who are the most disproportionately affected by it,” says Jessica Disu of Chicago International Youth Peace Movement. “The message of the Chicago International Youth Peace Conference is, if you want young people to put the guns down, you need to give them something else to pick up. Our goal is to mobilize, activate and empowering youth to get organized and use their voices for peace and social change.”

The Chicago International Youth Peace Conference is supported by generous donations from community partners including: Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago Urban League, I Grow Chicago, R.A.G.E, Kids Off The Block, JP Morgan Chase Fellowship Initiative, Derrion J. Albert Scholarship Fund, Hyatt Corp, Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago, and Casey Family Programs.

Despite generous community support, the Chicago International Youth Peace Conference is still greatly in need of donations and hopes to raise $20,000 by June 4th. Donation link: http://www.gofundme.com/ChicagoYouthPeace

Recognized members of the academic, faith and entertainment communities are supporting the conference, including: Dr. Iva Carruthers, Shawn Dove (Campaign for Black Male Achievement), Dr. Mahalia Hines (Think COMMON Entertainment), Isiah Thomas, Lil Herb and others.

Special guests at the conference will include: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson; Andrea Zopp, Chicago Urban League; The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ; Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders; Isha Haley, Heart & Soul LLC; FM Supreme, Chicago International Youth Peace Movement.

In March, Jessica Disu and the group she founded, Chicago International Youth Peace Movement, partnered with ABC 7 Chicago to write and perform in “Still Believe, Yeah” a Public Service Announcement to promote peace and encourage conversations about nonviolence and hope: http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/fm-supreme-launches-still-believe-psa-promoting-peace/539810/

Chicago International Youth Peace Movement is presently touring Chicago elementary and high schools, producing “Peace Talk Workshops” and screening their new PSA to empower young people and young adults to become the change they wish to see.

Chicago International Youth Peace Movement, a peer to peer mentoring and youth leadership advocacy group, empowers, inspire and activate youth and young adult voices for nonviolence and social change. Our mission is to creatively promote peace and nonviolence through the arts, mentoring, civic engagement, and youth led and young adult facilitated programming.

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Messaging the Left: We can win this

Messaging, its where we lose the battle on the Left. It is critical. For visual artists, like myself, I think of the nation as a color made up of millions of points. It is messaging which begins to change the common color of red towards purple and then to blue, where the true promise of the constitution, and the ture spirit of all the world’s religious ideals are realized: Liberty, true freedom, economies and government that champion individual rights, responsibly stewards the environment and realizes the truly equal and humane dispensation of justice.

Each week on the Revolution and Beer show( Saturday’s, 11am in Chicago on www,que4.org, Que4 Radio, AM1680) we hold a roundtable discussion of the week’s and the progressive movement’s top issues to help forge strong, succinct messaging on those issues.

Our aim is not to trick you into believing or accepting our point of view, as the Right does. They employ guilt through the misrepresentation of religion, which they pick and choose from, or in blinding arguments with fear and hysteria. On the Left, those better argument are too often eclipsed by the slick and polished messaging on the Right, all of it designed to protect the wealthy and powerful. Our aim is to combat that message, because at its core, progressive and Liberal ideas better address those critical issues of human rights, dignity, true liberty and equality.

So join us. Join in the conversation. Call in or come in. Where else in any media has there ever been such a bold and audacious invitation? But the airwaves are the people’s. they were meant for the people, until corporations and the powerful stole them to trick your better and deeper sensibilities. It is time to begin taking them back.

This week we’ll cover:

The boy in the suitcase, and the lies the Right tells about capitalism lifting the world from poverty.
Rahm’s cozy relationship with Rauner
Islam and Pamela Geller’s personal religious war
Does race matter with roadside panhandlers?
The Right says marriage between man and woman is best. What is the parents are ISIS?
Dems or the Right responsible for Urban strife and decay. You won’t hear the answer on CNN.
Taken 3 is out on video. Find out how that relates to Baltimore.
A disappearing industry intends to grab $1.6 billion of your cash on the way out.
Gas prices are up.
Rauner’s day of Infamy
Weather channel: Porn for nerds?


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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Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration Vigil

5/8/2015

For immediate release

Formerly Incarcerated Moms and Moms whose Children were killed by Police will hold Mother’s Day Vigil, Speak-out, and Balloon Action outside Cook County Jail

Contact: Holly Krig, 630-258-8552

Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration

Chicago, IL. The Illinois Department of of Corrections estimates that 80-85% of incarcerated women are mothers of minor children. That means a whole lot of moms will visit their kids inside jail or prison this Mother’s Day. Given the many barriers to visitation, many moms never receive a visit from their kids, a painful and personal reminder that incarceration disappears people, sometimes permanently. For that reason, a group of formerly incarcerated moms, and moms who have lost children to incarceration and other forms of state violence, will be holding a Mother’s Day vigil this Saturday, right across from Cook County Jail Division 17, which houses women who are pregnant and also women who are struggling with trauma, including mental illness and addiction. Organizers insist that this year mothers will not be forgotten behind those walls, rather they will be honored. Furthermore, they will insist that survival is not a crime.

While the vigil may not be visible to the women inside Division 17 or other areas that house mothers, it will be visible to visiting families, who can carry the message inside that they are not forgotten. Women suffer the fastest growing rate of incarceration, with an increase of over 800% in just 30 years. Among them, Black women are disproportionately affected, and given current rates, the lifetime likelihood of incarceration for Black women is 1 in 19. The vast majority of these women are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses directly related to trauma and addiction. For those women charged with violent offenses, they are often the direct result of self-defense, which has historically been criminalized in the US, especially for Black and also poor woman. Examples include CeCe McDonald, Marissa Alexander, and Charelle Baldwin. There are many examples in Illinois too, including Paris Knox, Tewkunzi Green, and Tammy Englerth. The goal, therefore, is to highlight the reality that prisons and jails are filled with people committing survival crimes. The demand of the many organizers and supporters is that Illinois expand community-based alternatives to mass incarceration, that the resources saved by not relying on expensive prisons be used to resource communities in ways that could prevent most of those offences, and that self-defense be de-criminalized for Black and poor women as it is for men.

Moms United, with the help of Black Lives Matter, Love & Protect and other groups, is creating a space to center the voices of mothers most directly and profoundly impacted by state violence. There will be a speak-out, music and chants, and as many as 100 balloons released to send out the names of women who are incarcerated across the country for survival, sons and daughters killed by police. Participants are encouraged to include the names of any moms or family members they wish to memorialize or celebrate, in a setting that calls out structural violence as the great offender, not our moms, and not our fallen friends and family.

What: Vigil and Speak-out

When: Saturday, May 9th 11:15-12:15

Where: Cook County Jail, 27th and California, (grass median)
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The Coming Genocide in America.

Walsh cut me off quickly. For months he has refused to debate me on Islam. He is a liar, and now, along with people like Pamela Geller, he is an agent in a coming genocide in the United States against Muslims. He thanked god for the second amendment, and after grossly misleading and largely invented numbers, asked what his listeners were prepared to do. The insinuation to violence appears most obvious. I am catholic. Walsh has never been in combat. I have.ResizeImageHandler

The Left is too weak and ill-informed to recognize the Right is rushing the country towards violence. 20 years in the Balkans, including 3 during the various wars as Yugoslavia broke apart, and a front row seat to the Rwandan Genocide, with hundreds of interviews and two decades of study; I have learned the mechanics of Genocide. I have seen this before. The Right isn’t inventing something new: the template always works.

The cornerstone of any genocide is the media. Control of the media and the message are paramount. It is the carrying system of the nationalists. There are 14420 radio stations in the United States, excluding FM booster and low power stations. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 opened the door for wholesale media consolidation. With that consolidation, conglomerates tied directly to right wing agendas and candidates own more than 90% of radio stations. Profitable and successful shows like Stephanie Miller have been cancelled and replaced with unprofitable programming. FOX News, in order to gain market share lost hundreds of millions for years, something that shareholders for companies owning MSCBC and CNN would not have tolerated. That is a takeover.

How influential is radio in the United States? Radio reaches daily about 80% of the US population, generating annual revenue of about $20 billion, more than double since 1990. Rush Limbaugh was paid 400 million through 2016, or about $38 million annually. It is virtually impossible to find a prominent Right wing talk show host who is not a millionaire. Speaking for “everyman,” Sean Hannity makes $30 million annually, with a net worth twice that. Revenue through 2020 for radio is forecast at $13.5 billion annually in the US alone, against online radio revenue worldwide, according to Radio Internet Advertising News(RAIN) of $1.5 billion in 2017.

The nationalists are led by a small number of individuals with other designs. Genocide is a means to an end, not the end itself. The end is the control of the nation, its wealth and the elimination of adversaries and critics . the set up begins much earlier. The formula is time tested, from medieval European dynasties through to Kemal Atta Turk and the Armenians to the Nazis, Saddam and the Kurds, Rwanda, Bosnia and every other nationalist movement. It is nakedly transparent in virtually everything on rightwing radio, the GOP and their current crop of presidential candidates. The corporate angle cannot be overstated here.
There must be an idealized and largely fictitious ethnic, religious or racial group, an internal betrayer and an eternal enemy. For the Third Reich, it was the so-called Aryans that were idealized, with Soviets as the external enemy, and Jews/Bolsheviks as the internal betrayers. The Serbs, fictionalizing the 12th Century invasion by the Ottoman Turks described Bosnians as the betrayer. During the Rwandan Genocide, it was the media that drove and directed the slaughter of 800,000 mainly Tutsis. In Bosnia a Serb dominated press actually broadcast kill lists of Muslims. Right wing talk host Michael Savage support has offered support for the Serbian cause, which saw the cumulative slaughter of more than 150,000 Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo. It works every time, and it is coming to American at warp speed.

The tragedy in garland was a staged event. In the opinion of the writer, Pamela Geller was likely hoping something would happen, though she is unlikely to ever admit that sort of dastardly intent. I witnessed at the start of the Bosnian conflict how the Serbian Press would conflate the mundane or manufacture events to feed nationalist and genocide narratives.

Walsh’s invocation and pretend chicken hawk outrage regarding the second amendment solution to his listeners is haunting to someone who has seen two genocides, and whom is married to someone who survived a genocide. The messaging is becoming increasingly provocative daily on right wing talk radio. The intent is to control and incite when the time comes.


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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May Day Intimidation by Chicago Police. Constitution suspended?

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Contact: Alison Olhava (Industrial Workers of the World) 847-707-5181

URGENT! REPRESSION AND CENSORSHIP OF CHICAGO MAY DAY EVENTS!

Event: Friday, May 1 — May Day Radical Coalition March, Rally, and Noise Demonstration Against Capitalism and State Repression (see full release below this update.)

On April 28th, 2015, at roughly 4pm, an organizer of this year’s Chicago May Day events was contacted by a representative of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America after a visit from the Chicago Police Department regarding the May Day Radical Coalition/IWW Benefit Concert on May 2. The UE representative was told by the Police that the Industrial Workers of the World and associated groups in the May Day Radical Coalition are organizations that “cause civil unrest.” UE clarified with police that the IWW is a labor union that is holding a benefit event for the union at a union hall, as the IWW has done many times before. It was made clear to the authorities that the UE and IWW were willing to resolve potential code or ordinance issues in order for the show to proceed.

Yesterday, April 29th, 2015, at roughly 4pm, it was brought to the attention of officers of the Industrial Workers of the World Chicago General Membership Branch that UE Hall was served 3 separate Cease and Desist orders. We value UE Western Region’s attempts to negotiate and understand that this effectively forced UE’s hand to cancel the contract with the IWW for the benefit event. The IWW does not wish to cancel the event, and officers have been searching for a new location but, at press time, the May 2 show is without a venue.

The City of Chicago’s attempt to shut down the IWW May Day Benefit Concert is a clear instance of repression of anti-capitalist organizing and a direct attack on our ability to fund the May Day 2015 Radical Coalition March, Rally, and Noise Demonstration, as well as future May Day events.

The history of May Day itself lies in the City of Chicago’s attempts to destroy the labor movement and silence revolutionary voices through the execution of the Haymarket Martyrs. This repression instead inspired a more radical and militant working class movement. Today’s attempts to disrupt our May Day actions will only serve to inspire us continue our fight with even more passion.

We will not be intimidated, our resolve will never weaver, we will not stop until we achieve a world without bosses, and we will continue to stand by the words of Haymarket Martyr August Spies:

“If you think that by hanging us you can stamp out the labor movement… the movement from which the downtrodden millions, the millions who toil in misery and want, expect salvation – if this is your opinion, then hang us! Here you will tread on a spark, but there and there, behind you – and in front of you, and everywhere, flames blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out”.

We call on all who wish to show that a fire still burns in the heart of Chicago’s working class movement to come to Union Park at 2:30pm tomorrow, Friday May1st, and take to the streets for a March, Rally, and Noise Demonstration against capitalism and state repression.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ April 23, 2015

Contact: Alison Olhava (Industrial Workers of the World) 847-707-5181
Miguel Del Toral (Socialist Party) 773-895-5774
Dan Bono (Industrial Workers of the World) 630-806-5000
Spanish Language / Hugo Rodriquez 773-918-0859 (IWW))

Website: May1Chicago.org

Advisory: May Day Radical Coalition March, Rally, and
Noise Demonstration Against Capitalism and State Repression

Radical Coalition Reclaims Chicago’s May Day Local, national, and international organizations unite to celebrate working class.

CHICAGO 4/28
— Continuing a tradition of over 100 years, the May Day Radical Coalition will join workers across the world in a celebration of working class triumphs, as well as in remembering the sacrifices made by workers before us. This year we will focus on resistance to capitalism and the repression of class struggle by state and corporate interests. Nine organizations will be joining with fellow workers in Union Park on Friday, May 1st at 2:30 PM and will march to Cook County Jail in Little Village, arriving for a noise demonstration at approximately 5:00 PM.

This is the inaugural year of Chicago’s May Day Radical Coalition, which formed in response to abuse of rank-and-file workers during May Day events of years prior by organizers beholden to corporate and political interests. 2014’s “Red and Black Brigade”, called by the Industrial Workers of the World, brought numbers in the hundreds through a rainy day march and was an informal contingent in other May Day events.

WHO: Industrial Workers of the World – Chicago General Membership Branch (IWW)
Feminist Uprising Resisting Inequality and Exploitation (FURIE)
American Party of Labor (APL)
Chicago Socialist Party
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Pilsen Food Not Bombs
Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
Moratorium on Deportations
Gay Liberation Network (GLN)

WHERE
& WHEN:
Friday, May 1, 2015
2:30 PM Union Park (Ashland & Lake)
3:45 PM Pilsen (18th & Blue Island)
5:00 PM Cook County Jail (26th & California)

WHAT: March, Rally, and Noise Demonstration in celebration of the working
class and against capitalism and state repression

Chicago’s May Day Radical Coalition was called to formation by the Industrial Workers of the World in February of 2015 and was formally created in late March of the same year. Each member organization, including the IWW, has equal voice and vote on all decisions. Chicago’s May Day Radical Coalition Principles, by which every organization agrees to abide for this year’s May Day events, can be found at may1chicago.org/coalition.html.

Imagery created by the Coalition can be found at: may1chicago.org/posters.html

Find the Coalition on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/may1chicago

Facebook Event Page (300+ RSVPs): www.facebook.com/events/360923034114774

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No show by Part-time Governor Rauner after Disaster

Governor Rauner was absent and unresponsive to the destruction to homes and businesses in North central Illinois after Tornadoes struck overnight. Dozens of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and at least one person was killed. But in his first test as Governor, Bruce Rauner was absent and silent over the disaster. His primary concern with this part-time Governor seems to be his assignment to attack unions and cut help to the poor.

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