Community Members, Students, Scholars and Mexican Community call for the US to stop funding Mexico.

Chicago community members with #USTired2, Students in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa and Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago: community members, students, scholars and the concerned Mexican community and their allies calling together for the US to stop funding Plan Mexico.

Event 1: 4:00 pm Press Conference and Rally at 216 S Dearborn Dirksen Federal Building

Event 2: Evening Action and Rally 6pm Tribune Tower

Events Nationwide:

Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at

CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: 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

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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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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TODAY: Response to Immigration Raid in Chicago

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#Chicago #daylaborers #Albanypark #immigration #ICE

Eric Rodriguez, Latino Union of Chicago, 773.484.7589,

Elisa Ringholm, Latino Unionf of Chicago, 214.794.6796
ICE Raids Albany Park Day Laborer Corner, Takes Away Churchgoing Father of 3.

Family, Latino Union Demand His Release Before Father’s Day
What: Press Conference with family of Israel Lopez Bautista to denounce ICE action on Chicago’s Northwest side and demand release of detained day laborer.

When: 11:30am, Thursday, June 13, 2013
Where: Foster & Pulaski, oldest day laborer corner in Chicago, and where ICE operation took place.

Who: Brother and sons of Israel Lopez Bautista, Albany Park day laborers, Latino Union of Chicago

At the same time that Chicago Congressional Representatives Gutierrez and Schakowsky held a press conference in Washington, DC calling for a suspension of deportations ICE agents wearing jackets marked “police” arrived at the oldest day laborer street corner. They detained a group of workers, asking them for their identification, took into custody Israel Lopez Bautista (A#094924950) and quickly transferred him to a detention center in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Israel’s brother Enrique, one of the workers temporarily stopped by the ICE agents, and Israel’s son will be joined by the Latino Union of Chicago and members of the family’s church to call on ICE to release him before this father’s day weekend. Israel is a day laborer who has lived in the U.S. for 6 years. He has no criminal history, has three children, and is a dedicated volunteer and member of his church, Restoración Elin. Family and supporters will also be citing a similar raid in November in their call to end the ICE practice of random arrests at the street corner.
National Day Laborers Organizing Network

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