Interview: Immigrants Have Big Problems with Immigration Reform

Ze Garcia, Moratorium on Deportations, and Stavroula Harissis, ISO, joined us for a very candid and in-depth conversation about immigration reform, xenophobia, and deportations. We also discussed unions, the Chicago Public Schools, and the CTU.

Catch the show live every Saturday, from 1-3pm CST on,, AM1680 Chicago.

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Coming Up on Saturday’s Show: Xenophobia, Nationalism, & Deportation

We have a great show coming up this Saturday. We’ll be talking about deportations with Zé, from Moratorium on Deportations. We’ll also explore the reliance of fascist & nationalist parties on xenophobia with Stavroula Harissis of the Chicago ISO.

If you’re curious about how these all tie together into an inhumane and anti-democratic agenda, then listen in from 1-3pm CST on, AM1680 Chicago.

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Shining Soul at Rise Up! Tear Down!

a1525802596_10Shining Soul is a set of rising suns who’ve been on a steady path of ascension to a high thrown over the independent music scene in Phoenix since 2011. Emcee Liaizon and The Bronze Candidate deliver a needed fresh dose of social consciousness, inspired artistry, and skilled performance to the doorstep of the redundant parody-pop gated community known as the mainstream music industry. Too often we, who are trying to envision a path to a just world, have to shield our senses from the onslaught of soulless repeats that have no awareness of working class struggle; and nothing to offer the future but a gun and a smile.

These two ain’t pullin punches, and they’re coming straight-on at the immigration debate with a Red and Brown combo punch that shatters cultural barriers and nurtures fledgeling alliances within the diverse fabric of our youth.

We’ll be posting our interview here shortly, but until then you should check out their new album, Sonic Smash, which they just dropped on Sept. 10th…and then you should buy it.

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Wrap-up From Sunday’s Radio Show

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Beers of The Week:

  • Murphy’s Red Ale
  • O’Fallon’s Rager Red
  • Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale
  • Murphy’s Stout
  • Smithwick’s Red Ale

Get all the details here:

Revolution and Beer the TV Show

Thanks to Michael Roper, owner of Hopleaf, Dave Funcheon from 101 celsius and Dr. Lora Chamberlain for joining Brian and I on the first Revolution and Beer show, which will air this May on CAN TV.

Issues and Actions:

Out of the Shadows Immigration Rally


From the north side to the south side, we’re working our asses off to help people as they fight for their homes.



Revolution and Beer was on the front lines as Michael Madigan flip-flopped on a moratorium of fracking. He cynically used the moratorium issue to squeeze Fracking companies for more taxes, and it seems to have worked. He would love for you to call him and demand his support for HB3086 and SB1418 @ 217/546-7404. Stop the Frack Attack on Illinois. Call your IL Rep and Sen at 1-217-782-2000

CPS bans the book “Percepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi:

This week, CPS banned the book, Percepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a coming of age novel about a young girl in Iran growing up under a tyrannical and oppressive government. Sound familiar? Call the CPS Chief executive Barbara Byrd-Bennett and suggest a book she can ban next @ (773) 553-1500. Be creative with your choices.

Keep your calendars open for April 5th.

Next week we will have a major announcement, so stay tuned.

And just for fun:

Get active, change the world, and please do it with a decent beer in your hands.

P.S. Hope you made it safely back to your bed after St. Patrick’s day!

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