Protest Against The Cops Who Murdered Eric Gardner!!!!!

July 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

DePaul Center, Jackson and State Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: G.R.I.M.M CLUB

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Please gather the DePaul center location @ 1pm Saturday in front of Barnes n Noble on Jackson and State to demand that justice be served for Eric Gardner’s family. Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail ~ the whole damn system is guilty as hell.

Chicago Boeing Protest

July 19, 2019 - 12 PM – 1 PM

100 N Riverside Plz, Chicago, IL 60606-1517, United States

Supporting Organizations: CODEPINK: Women For Peace

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Join us at Boeing’s International Headquarters to protest their murderous profits! Boeing is the top Yemen war profiteer. The company has sold over $21 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia in the past decade, linked to 180 deaths in Yemen. We’re putting them on notice we will not tolerate their making a killing on killing!

PLEASE RSVP AT https://www.codepink.org/july_19_2019_boeing so we know how many people will be in attendance.

Free Heartland Kids Friday Action

July 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Heartland Alliance, 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!

Justice for Joshua Beal

July 18, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 9 PM

35th & King Drive, 342 E 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago

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November 5, 2016 Joshua Beal was murdered by officers Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin while on his way to bury his cousin. Treacy and Derouin were in plainclothes when they stopped the funeral procession and began a confrontation with family members. Treacy and Derouin claimed that they informed the family that they were officers, but witnesses – including 25 911 callers – say they never heard this. June 13, 2019, nearly 3 years later, COPA ruled that Beal’s murder was justified. Between the two of them, they have over 50 complaints against them. CPD has murdered 7 people so far this year, that’s three more than the number of people murdered in 2018. We cannot become complacent. We fought long and hard for justice for Laquan, but the fight doesn’t end with him. We have to keep going. We’re gonna keep fighting. We’re not taking the pressure off.
Join us in demanding justice for Joshua Beal, July 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a rally outside of the month’s police board meeting. We’ll start the rally off at 35th and King Drive, then make our way to the police headquarters on 35th and Michigan just before the meeting starts.

Demands:

We demand the case of the murder of Joshua Beal be reopened.
We demand that the killer cops who murdered Joshua – Joseph Treacy and Thomas Derouin – be fired from the force, indicted and convicted.
We demand that Officer Rialmo – the cop responsible for the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier – be fired, indicted, and convicted.
No more impunity for killer cops! CPAC Now!

Demand Equal Pay for the Champion Women’s Soccer Team!

July 16, 2019 - 10 AM - 11 AM

United States Soccer Federation, 1801 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Supporting Organizations: UltraViolet and MoveOn

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Despite winning their FOURTH World Cup title, champion U.S. women soccer players are still paid way less than men–even though the U.S. Men’s team has never won a World Cup. The U.S. Men’s team didn’t even qualify for the last World Cup tournament.

Plus, the U.S. Women’s team also brings in lots of revenue. The U.S. Women’s National team jersey is the best-selling Nike soccer jersey EVER. And the women’s team has brought in more revenue than the men’s team for the past three years.

More than 100,000 people (and growing!) have signed the petition demanding equal pay for the women’s soccer team. Join us on Tuesday, July 16 at 10am and the U.S. Soccer Federation to deliver the petitions and make our demands known!

Free Heartland Kids Friday Action

July 12, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Heartland Alliance, 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!

Never Again Is Now: Chicago Mass Mobilization

July 8, 2019 - 4 PM - 6 PM

101 West Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Never Again Action and Movimiento Cosecha

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This Monday, join us to take action against the deportation machine in Chicago. ICE and its enablers are committing atrocities across the country, including our own backyard. Every single person who does not fight to end these atrocities must be held accountable.

At 4:00, we will meet at Congress Plaza to gather before we begin our action.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDh0wekdslAwei-60qzA-IWGjkynY881t0ZSqLYrsOQoI28Q/viewform

As Jews, we have grown up with the phrase Never Again seared into our memories. We have been taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again. From our many Jewish histories of detention, violence, and migration all over the world, we know that we’ve seen this before. But the legacies of violence, white supremacy, detention and genocide are alive and well in our communities.

Now, as we see widespread separation of families, detention of children in horrific conditions, and adults and children dying at the border as they attempt to leave violence and instability created largely by our own country’s foreign policies, we refuse to wait to see what happens next.

When we say never again, we mean it.

We know that the current crisis is nothing new in this country. And we know that the crisis is not contained to the border; it is happening in communities across the country as our neighbors are terrorized by ICE raids and by increasingly violent rhetoric from the mouths of this country’s leaders. Until our politicians take drastic action to shut down ICE and create safe conditions for people seeking safety, we must make it impossible for ICE to do business as usual.

#NeverAgainMeans never again.
#NeverAgainMeans abolish ICE.
#NeverAgainMeans close the camps.
#NeverAgainMeans never again for anyone.

ResignBrannigan: Two Year Anniversary Rally & Celebration

July 8, 2019 - 5:30 PM – 7 PM

10802 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465-2382, United States

Supporting Organizations: TAKE ON HATE, Arab American Action Network, Arab American Family Services (AAFS), Southsiders for Peace, Southwest Suburban Activists

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The #ResignBrannigan campaign is reaching its second year anniversary on July 8th, 2019, and we are celebrating our community’s two-year resistance in the face of racism and White Supremacy.

For two years, our coalition of community & social justice organizations and various community members has been demanding the resignation of racist Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan after making racist and hateful remarks on her Facebook page. We have also been demanding that the trustees #CensureBrannigan via an official resolution.

Instead of hearing our concerns, she’s refused to resign. She has invited ACT for America, the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the country, to attend the meetings in support of her bigotry. Brannigan’s supporters and her husband have consistently tried to attack us and threaten us with violence. Despite this, we’ve stood resilient and continued with our demand without backing down.

The Township trustees not only have refused to speak out against Brannigan but have been active in trying to silence us. We will not be silent when people’s lives are on the line.

On July 8th, 2019 at 5:30PM we will rally outside and celebrate, then make our way inside of the Palos Township building to attend the monthly general meeting and continue to put pressure on the township to speak up and Brannigan to resign.

Free Heartland Kids Friday 7/5 Action

July 5, 2019 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Heartland Alliance, 208 S La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, West Cook Chicago DSA, North Side Chicago DSA

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Hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in our backyard. Heartland Alliance is a Chicago-based nonprofit org that has historically focused on anti-poverty and immigration issues. Heartland currently operates 5 child detention centers and, until recently, 2 in Des Plaines. Currently, over 350 children are detained by Heartland.

The Chicago DSA Immigrants Rights Committee is fighting back.

Join us to continue demanding that Heartland and CEO David Sinski:
1. immediately cease intaking immigrant children into their detention centers;
2. immediately end their contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detain immigrant children;
3. release and reunify the immigrant children in their physical custody with their sponsors and families in the United States as soon as possible without sharing those sponsors’ and families’ biometric data, documentation status, or any other personal information with ICE or any agency that shares information with ICE;
4. pledge to use their resources and power to fight for a true detention-free, deportation-free, and ICE-free zone in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

This is a nonviolent action. We especially do not want to put participants who may be vulnerable on account of their documentation status at risk of arrest during this action. Ultimately, of course, the relevant authorities are responsible for how they choose to respond to our nonviolent action, but it is important that participants understand that a nonviolent action is what the the Free Heartland Kids campaign is engaging in for this week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We will have signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more depending on the time and day. You can show up with nothing but your principles, and we will have material and information to offer you. If you would like to bring your own signs, banners, leaflets, petitions, chants, and more, we welcome them!