We recently heard from our community members inside of Stateville Correctional Facility that they are receiving only 32 ounces of water every two days despite the recommended daily amount being 64 ounces. What is happening inside Stateville is incredibly wrong!
Join us on December 7th at 9:00 AM in Trinity United Church of Christ’s parking lot for the car caravan as we drive down to deliver water to detainees and demand that changes be made!
Join us singing some gently tweaked Christmas carols to protect and support our greatest gift—democracy. We’ll serenade our senators, support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and enjoy some holiday camaraderie and fun. Singing talent welcome but not required! Please let us know you are coming at: https://tinyurl.com/chorus4usall
Kyle Rittenhouse has been found “not guilty” today on all 5 counts. This is an outrage! This adds yet another chapter to the violent, racist history of the US judicial system. Rittenhouse took a loaded AR-15 to a protest looking for a fight. He murdered two people, seriously wounded a third, and now the racist judicial system has absolved him of his crimes.
Since the beginning the state has worked hand-in-hand with Rittenhouse and those like him. On that night in Kenosha, cops offered him water, and thanked him and other armed reactionaries for what they were doing. Even after killing two people and walking with a rifle, they initially refused to arrest him. It is sadly no surprise that this complicity continues with the conduct of Judge Schroeder who showed his biases from day one by excluding key pieces of evidence and blatantly siding with the defense at every turn.
Since the murder, right wing and fascist forces have tried to paint Rittenhouse’s actions as self defense, even though he was clearly out for blood. This creates a dangerous precedent as right wing and fascist mobs will feel more emboldened than ever to attack peaceful protestors fighting for social and racial justice. This isn’t just charges being dropped on a fascist gunman, it’s an attack on the right to protest itself. It’s meant to intimidate people from demanding social, racial and economic justice. This case demonstrates the clear motivation of our political system to repress our rights to political speech by allowing gun-toting fascists free reign to murder protesters in cold blood. This comes at a time when state legislatures throughout the country are passing laws allowing the right wing to murder protesters with their vehicles in clear mirror of the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville just 4 years ago.
The ruling class, the capitalist class, understands in the wake of the George Floyd uprisings that the people united against racism and fascism pose the strongest threat to their system and their profits. Today the people say GUILTY and are demanding an end to this racist, capitalist system that is allowing Rittenhouse to walk. This verdict is unacceptable. Showing up to protests looking to start fights and murder people is unacceptable. Everyone who believes in opposing racism, police terror, and fascism should join us in the streets, join an organization, and continue to build a mass movement to demand an end to this racist capitalist system! No justice, no peace!
Supporting Organizations: Chicago For Abortion Rights, Chicago NOW, The Clinic Vest Project, Gay Liberation Network, Illinois Choice Action Team, Illinois Single Payer Coalition, North and Northwest Suburban IL NOW
Demand the U.S. Supreme Court hears OUR oral arguments on the day it will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban that seeks to overturn Roe v Wade.
Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do not want Roe overturned.
In collaboration with the National Abortion Action Coalition, the Center for Reproductive Rights, whose attorneys are arguing the case before the Supreme Court, will be holding an “Abortion is Essential: Rally for Our Rights” outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning of December 1. There will also be an Abortion Freedom Fighters event in Jackson, Mississippi, a collaboration involving SHERO (Sisters Helping Every woman Rise and Organize,) Mississippi in Action, and Planned Parenthood Southeast. More details to come.
In Chicago: Rally for Abortion Rights: Defend Roe! Defend safe, legal, and accessible abortions! All bans off our bodies!
Joining Chicago For Abortion Rights, Co-sponsors include: Chicago NOW The Clinic Vest Project Gay Liberation Network Illinois Choice Action Team Illinois Single Payer Coalition North and Northwest Suburban IL NOW (List of co-sponsors is in formation.)
It’s time the U.S. Supreme Court justices heed the voice of the majority in this country. We demand an end to all abortion bans and all restrictions on access to abortion. We demand that Roe be upheld! All bans that come before the Court must be struck down, blocked, whatever it takes to save lives. It is time to end the suffering of those being denied abortions and end the bounties on the heads of those who provide abortions or assist those seeking an abortion. These are real lives and livelihoods, with the poorest, low income, people of color and those without health insurance paying the highest price. We demand justice!
Add your voice! Bring family, friends, signs and banners. Dress warmly, bring gloves, and wear a mask for COVID safety!
Regardless of the outcome of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, we will be out in the streets this coming Saturday to demand an end to the white supremacist injustice system that enables killers like Rittenhouse while survivors of police torture and abuse remain contained behind prison walls.
No more money for banks and police! We need community investment, infrastructure, and violence interruption programs that work! Join DefundCPD, The Coalition to Stop ShotSpotter, and the Progressive Budget table for a direct action held outside city hall (121 N. LaSalle St.) Wednesday morning.
Upcoming ANTIFASCIST COUNTERDEMO this Saturday the 18th from 12-3pm.The Proud Boys & co are holding a rally near Millennium Park in support of the Jan 6th DC capitol rioters.
The CDSA Antifascist Working Group, PSL, and others are staging a counter-demo. Please bring noisemakers and bikes!
We’re gonna try and out-shout and out-propagandize the fash. We will be bringing some antifascist lit to distribute. Our intention is not to do direct confrontation with the fascists, and to try to avoid physical confrontation if possible.
But to be prepared to stick together and move together if necessary. We are trying to get the word out about this as much as possible so that we can have strength in numbers! Please share this flyer widely on social media.
We’re all coming together in two emergency protests: this Friday September 10th at 12 noon, at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago and at the federal courthouse in Springfield, and then … and this one will be HUGE … on Saturday October 2nd … in downtown Chicago, in Washington, and in major cities all across the country.
It’s time to come together to demand: Abortion On Demand and Without Apology. See you there … this Friday … bring your masks … and bring signs.