Refuse Fascism at the Air & War Show

August 19, 2018 - 12 PM - 2 PM

North Avenue Beach, 1600 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60613

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism, Refuse Fascism Chicago

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Meet near the North Ave. pedestrian bridge (on the west/Lincoln Park side of the bridge) at noon.

Refuse Fascism will be at The Air & Water Show aka “Air & War Show” this Sunday. The military will be showing their finest planes. As Trump amps up his military budget and John Bolton having Trump’s ear on Iran, the planes that people will see more than likely be murdering people – in Iran? other countries? as bombs drop, killing adults and kids in our name – if the Trump/Pence regime is not driven out.
Whether one has faith in the current American system or wants it overthrown, we’re all against FASCISM!!! Refuse Fascism will make a presence at this event to raise awareness of the Fascism put forth currently by the Trump/Pence regime ranging from kids cages, refugee families locked in bars with no trial, the Muslim ban in full effect, along with future wars meant to “put this country back together again.” Come to get to know this movement and Refuse to Accept a Fascist America.

On the Block with MASK

August 20, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

7500 S Stewart Ave, Chicago, IL 60620-1633

Supporting Organizations: MASK(Mothers Against Senseless Killing), Indivisible Chicago Northwest - Jefferson/Portage/Old Irving/Albany Parks, Indivisible IL-5 Chicago North-Northwest Side, Indivisible Lincoln Square

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Indivisible Chicago IL-5 groups will be heading down to 75th & Stewart to hang out on the block with our fellow activists from Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) on Monday August 20th. We have signed up to bring the meal for that day (grillables, sides, drinks, treats, and paper/plasticware). We’ll need enough for 150 people so we need your help!

Below is a link to sign up to donate items we need. You can either bring them if you plan to join us or comment on the sign up that you just want to drop off and we can arrange a meet up on the North side. Food needs to be there around 3:30. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45aba729a6fd0-mask

Whether you sign up to bring food or not, feel free to show up and hang out, eat, and have fun! Most people in the neighborhood start showing up with their kids from 4:30 on.

Learn more about MASK here: http://ontheblock.org/
“MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) was established in 2015 as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence and crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love.”

 

DNC Wake-Up Call: Make the Democratic Party democratic

August 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Roots Action Committee

Contact Info: MLynn226@gmail.com

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NOTE: Three days of action!

As the DNC gathers in Chicago, help us press the message that the Democratic Party must change.

THREE DAYS in AUGUST could define the future of the Democratic Party and the United States of America.

Will they vote to open up the party?

We need early risers to greet the committee members with a strong and clear message of TRANSPARENCY, OPENNESS, FAIR PLAY as they attend meetings to vote on the rules that will determine the fate of grass-roots access to the party.

Please show up between 8am and 9:30am on any or all of the three days:

August 23, 24, 25. SIGNS PROVIDED

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker

Give the DNC a
WAKE-UP CALL
at the
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL CHICAGO
August 23, 24, 25 (Thurs. | Fri. | Sat.)
8am – 9:30am

WE NEED YOU THERE!!
Let’s show our resolve:

• To ensure a fair election
• To make the Democratic Party democratic
• To end the leverage of superdelegates over the nomination process
• To make the Democratic Party a grassroots party
• To dialogue with 447 members of the DNC face-to-face
• To leaflet and talk to the press

Signs will be provided (or bring your own).

Initiated by RootsAction.org in cooperation with a fast-growing coalition that includes Progressive Democrats of America, the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, the Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad, and the Adelante Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Contact: Michael Lynn – MLynn226@gmail.com

1968 & 2018: Unite Against War and Police Violence!

August 25, 2018 - 12 PM - 3 PM

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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Fifty years ago, growing numbers of Americans rose up against the twin evils of war and racism. Outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August 1968, peaceful protestors were savagely attacked by the police minions of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley while Party bosses inside were busy crushing the hopes of peace candidates whom the majority of Democratic primary voters had supported.

We intend to commemorate this event. But more than that, we intend to highlight the sobering lessons of 1968 for today’s world, where both parties supported unending wars, huge military spending that starved urgently needed social services of funds, and a brutal police and prison apparatus that targets people of color.

In many respects things are worse today than in 1968. The U.S. government is still at war – only now it’s not one war in Vietnam but MANY wars. Today, however, we barely know they’re happening. Yet these wars cost trillions of dollars and people here pay for them by doing without decent schools, good jobs, decent services, health care – even safe drinking water. We are still plagued by persistent war, racism, poverty, and police violence.

We need a revived and unified movement for peace and social justice TODAY – one that links the struggles against racism, poverty and police violence in the United States to our government’s unending wars and military domination abroad. We call on peace, anti-poverty, anti-racist, immigrant rights and other progressive organizations, and all persons of conscience:

JOIN US FOR A RALLY AND MARCH, STARTING AT CHICAGO’S DALEY PLAZA, AT NOON, ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH, the anniversary of the Chicago police riot 50 years ago! We demand:

No more war! No more police violence! No more racism!

Fund human needs, not destruction and death!

Respect human rights at home and abroad!

Rally at Noon, Richard J. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois.

March at 1 pm to Grant Park and the Gen. John Logan Statue, scene of the most iconic protest at the 1968 convention.

SaveSCOTUS – Day of Action

August 26, 2018 - 1 PM - 2:30 PM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice Illinois, Chicago Women Take Action, Indivisible Illinois, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

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Join NARAL Pro-Choice AmericaIndivisible ChicagoPlanned Parenthood Illinois ActionCitizen Action Illinois, SEIU, and our other Illinois coalition partners to rally against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will gut the protections of Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion. Kavanaugh is also a threat to unions, environmental protections, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, and more.

As we get closer to the event, additional details will be announced.

RSVP at this link! https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/21250/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=