ACTION ALERT: Violent Retaliation Against Chicago Anti-Eviction

We received this request for action from past Revolution and Beer guest Toussaint Losier, current Ph.D student at the University of Chicago, and organizer with Chicago Anti-Eviction:

“On Monday, a handful of us in Chicago went with Mrs. Yinka Solebo as she went to take this petition to the manager of a local PNC Bank branch.

When we she went to hand deliver her family’s petition, the branch manager acted as if she had no business being there and refused to look up her name in their system.

When I tried to help hand over the Solebos’ petition to the branch manager, they literally threw our petition out of the door.

When I explained that more than a thousand people around the county wanted to know why PNC Bank would not take the time to sit and negotiate a solution with the Solebos, the bank’s security guard grabbed me and nearly threw me to the ground – and then called the police and had me arrested.

Even though our efforts to help the Solebos are clearly being criminalized, we will do our part to make sure this family is being treated with dignity.

Can you take a moment to help us?

If so, please considering signing and sharing the petition for the Solebos and calling 412-803-1296 for Beverly Duboski, Secretary to PNC Bank CEO William Demchak and tell her:

‘Hello, my name is ________________. I am calling on behalf of Yomi Solebo, who use to live at 1920 Vermette Circle in Plainfield, Illinois. When unemployment struck, his and his family tried to work with PNC to pay what they could. Instead of working with them, PNC Bank foreclosed on them and refused to go to court when they tried to stop their eviction. For the past three months, the Solebos have been homeless and there home has been empty. We are demanding that PNC Bank give them an opportunity to pay off their mortgage and move back into their home.’

Also, please call the local PNC Bank branch at 773-483-9349 to tell the manager:

‘Hello, my name is _________________. I was shocked to learn that your branch refused to accept a petition that I signed regarding PNC Bank’s eviction of Yomi Solebo and his family from their Plainfield home. I was also shocked that you arrested one of the people tha tried to help deliver this petition. I am calling to demand that your bank drop the charges against those who were arrested.’

We will continue to work with the Solebo family and we appreciate any help that you can offer. 

Sincerely, 

Toussaint and the rest of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign”

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On Tomorrow’s Show: Chilean Anarchists come to Chicago

Tomorrow at 1pm CST, on que4.org, we’ll be talking with three visiting Chilean’s who will paint a picture of what it has been like for left-wing, working-class people’s movements in Chile to successfully organize against the tidal wave of neoliberalism that crashed down on their country during the rain of the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools.  In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground.  However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country.  Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power.  This has manifested in solidarity for the Mapuches, anarchists winning the student union elections at the University of Chile, militant pro-abortion actions, and libertarian labor organizations.This national tour brings three individuals involved in these struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres.  This winter, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country, coming to Chicago during the first week of February, and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile.

Below is the information for their speaking tour, happening in multiple locations around Chicago.

Struggling to Win in South America

Blog:                   http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com/
Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/strugglingtowin?fref=ts
Gmail: strugglingtowin@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TourChileno2K14

EVENTS

Donation- $5-15 suggested donation per event, no one turned away.

Wednesday, February 5th
Struggling to Win Gender Equality

Fighting Against Gender Violence and Discrimination in Chile –
Patriarchy and structural violence through capitalism, state and religion.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarchist Feminist Collective
6:00 pm
North Central College
Naperville, IL

Thursday, February 6th

Struggling to Win A Free Education 

A student movement against corporate education in post-dictatorship Chile

Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, University of Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, February 8th
Struggling to Win A Free Society

Student and labor organizing, social centers and the arts in Chile
Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Cultural Center
1757 N Kimball, Chicago, IL 60647

~Childcare provided.~

Labor donated

27 de enero 2014

Anarquistas chilenos vienen a Chicago
Luchando para ganar en América del Sur

Contacto de prensa local: (773) 217-9062, fourstaranarchists@gmail.com

Blog:           http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com/
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/strugglingtowin?fref=ts
Gmail :        strugglingtowin@gmail.com
Twitter:        https://twitter.com/TourChileno2K14

Chile tiene una larga historia de lucha de la clases en los barrios marginales, las fábricas, las minas, las organizaciones comunitarias y escuelas. En los 20 años después del golpe de Estado apoyado por los EE.UU. que derrocó al gobierno de Salvador Allende, gran parte de la movilización se hizo subterráneo. Sin embargo después de la caída de la dictadura en 1990, se produjo un nuevo aumento de la organización popular de masas en el país. Los anarquistas han sido una fuerza importante en los movimientos sociales, la organización estratégica de construir poder. Esto se ha manifestado en solidaridad con los mapuches, la victoria de los anarquistas en las elecciones de la asociación de estudiantes de la Universidad de Chile, en las acciones a favor del aborto militantes y organizaciones laborales libertarios.

Esta gira nacional lleva a tres individuos implicados en estas luchas para hablar sobre las lecciones aprendidas y crear solidaridad entre los hemisferios . Este invierno, los presentadores estarán viajando por todo el país, llegando a Chicago durante la primera semana de febrero, y esperamos que puedan correr la voz y escuchar acerca de la importante obra que está pasando en Chile.

Donación sugerida: $5-15 por evento, no se niega la entrada a nadie.

Miércoles, 5 de febrero
Luchando para ganar la igualdad de género
Lucha contra la Violencia de Género y Discriminación en Chile –
El patriarcado y violencia estructural a través del capitalismo , el estado y la religión.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarquista Feminista Colectiva

6:00 de la tarde
North Central College
Naperville, ILJueves, 6 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una educación libre
Un movimiento estudiantil contra la educación empresarial en Chile posdictadura
Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, Universidad de Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60637Sábado, 8 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una sociedad libre
Uniones de estudiantes y trabajadores, los centros sociales
y las artes en Chile

Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Centro Cultural
1757 N Kimball , Chicago, IL 60647
~ Cuidado de niños disponible ~Patrocinadores
Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista
Primero de Mayo Alianza Anarquista
Chicago IWW; Chicago IWW Blog
Asociación Libre de Anarquistas
Alianza Solidaridad ObreraTrabajo donado

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F.L.Y. and The Campaign for a South Side Trauma Center – Revolution And Beer Archive: Feb. 23rd, 2013

On this show, we were joined by Veronica Morris-Moore from Fearless Leading by The Youth (FLY). We discussed the campaign to get a Trauma Center on the south side of Chicago.

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