Nobody Is Above The Law – Sessions Firing Rapid Response – Evanston

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Raymond Park, 1489 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Evanston and Indivisible Illinois

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DEAR FRIENDS:

DONALD TRUMP HAS FIRED JEFF SESSIONS AND REMOVED ROD ROSENSTEIN FROM OVERSEEING THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION.

Trump has appointed his political crony, Jeff Whitaker, to take over the Justice Department and to be in charge of Mueller and his investigation of Trump. Whitaker has previously said the Mueller investigation has gone too far.

We are now in a Constitutional Crisis. Our immediate response will determine the future of our democracy.

We must show Donald Trump that he is not above the law … despite what he believes.

We must show Congress that they must exercise their constitutional duty to hold Trump accountable for his abuses of power.

JOIN OVER 1,300 OTHERS AT OUR EVANSTON RALLY AND MARCH AT RAYMOND PARK AT LAKE ST. AND CHICAGO AVE. IN EVANSTON AT 5:00 P.M. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th.

Bring Friends & Flashlights! Bring Signs! Bring Your Voices! Share Our Peaceful Protest on Social Media!

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Raymond Park is just two blocks east and one block south of the Purple Line and Metra stops at Davis St.

WE NEED YOU THERE — SHOW TRUMP AND HIS GOP CRONIES THAT NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW!

In Solidarity,

Indivisible Evanston

Nobody is Above the Law Rapid Response Protest

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Contact Info: Indivisible Chicago, Indivisible Illinois, MoveOn

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Sign up for text alerts here: https://www.indivisiblechicago.com/rapid-response-team/

As you know, hours ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out.

In his place, Donald Trump has decided to appoint a partisan loyalist who has published op-eds slamming Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

What’s more, The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will immediately take over supervising special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation from Rod Rosenstein, the embattled deputy attorney general.

The red line has been crossed. In response, the Trump is Not Above the Law coalition is calling for nationwide rapid response protests tomorrow—Thursday, November 8— at 5 pm

Let’s be clear: Matt Whitaker cannot have oversight of the Russia investigation, and must allow the investigation to continue.

Hear Yemeni Activist Shireen Al-Adeimi on Ending the Yemen War

December 1, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Loyola University, Cuneo Hall, Room 109•6460 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Area Peace Action

Contact Info: info@chipeaceaction.org

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Yemeni civilians are dying by the thousands in a Saudi-led attack enabled by American weapons and logistical support. Here is your chance to find out the history of the Yemeni conflict; the extent of the humanitarian crisis there, and what you can do to bring the bloodshed to an end.

Yemeni activist and Harvard scholar Shireen Al-Adeimi offers a first-hand account of the situation on the ground in Yemen, describes the role and motivations of the various players in this brutal proxy war, and charts a path to peace and recovery via diplomacy. Her fact-filled presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

When: December 1st, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Loyola University, (Northside) Cuneo Hall, room 109,
6460 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

How much: The event is free of charge, but donations will be accepted and the proceeds given to Doctors Without Borders, which has seen several of its hospitals bombed by U.S.-supported Saudi forces.

Who: Shireen Al-Adeimi, born in Yemen, raised in Canada and educated in the United State, is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University. She has published numerous articles about the crisis in her homeland and has emerged as one of the foremost voices for peace and reconciliation in that war-torn country.

What You Can Do: The House and Senate are voting on two bills in the coming weeks. If passed, Senate Joint Resolution 54 and House Resolution138 would end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen. Please ask your representative and both your senators to co-sponsor them by calling 1-833-STOP-WAR.

Rally to End the War in Yemen

November 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Area Peace Action

Contact Info: info@chipeaceaction.org

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We will be rallying in Federal Plaza Nov 30th at 11am to end US involvement in in the Saudi war on Yemen. At this event, we will be laying out 44 backpacks to symbolize the lives of the 44 Yemeni children who lost their lives because a Lockheed Martin missile launched by a Saudi warplane on August 7th 2018.

The US has been complicit in war crimes in Yemen for years and it’s time to cut support. There will be several guest speakers including Yemen-born activist and scholar Shireen Al-Adeimi.

We hope this rally helps people learn about the conflict and gets them to pressure congress to stop the war.

The House and Senate are voting on two bills in the coming weeks. If passed, Senate Joint Resolution 54 and House Resolution138 would end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen. Please ask your representative and both your senators to co-sponsor them by calling 1-833-STOP-WAR.

Hope you can make it 11/30!

Chicago About Face, IVAW, & VVAW Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2018 - 11 AM - 12 PM

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 35 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601 (Wacker and Wabash)

Supporting Organizations: Right To Heal VA Campaign and Iraq Veterans Against the War

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This Veterans Day makes a 100 years since the end of World War I and the first Armistices Day. In honor of all those lost in the past 100 years of conflict About Face: Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Vietnam Veterans Against the War will host a ceremony to mark this historic moment, remember all those lost, speak out against U.S. current failed foreign policy, and bring attention to the deportation of US military veterans and the Right to Heal VA Campaign.

CPAC vote on Wednesday 10/31! Community Control of CPD Now!

October 31, 2018 - 10 AM - 1 PM

Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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On Monday, CPAC was voted on in the Public Safety Committee. This decision will be voted on Wednesday, and thus CPAC will be up for a vote. The time for CPAC is now! FLOOD CITY HALL!

Monday’s vote was a vote to kill CPAC entirely. At the end of the meeting, the chair said that their vote will be brought back to the City Council on Wed for a vote from the larger body. They will be voting on if they agree with the decision to kill CPAC. Tell your alderman to vote NO against the public safety committee action.

For too long, our current “accountability” system has been denying justice to survivors of police crimes and their families. COPA/IPRA and the police board, in assistance with CPD, the FOP, the Mayor’s office, and the Courts, have been letting killer cops roam free to harm more Black and brown working families. The solution is community control of the police through an all-elected civilian police accountability system (CPAC). This movement has 55,000 supporters and nearly 60 endorsing organizations. Last summer, the Public Safety Committee’s community hosted community hearings on police accountability which were dominated by support for CPAC. Ald. Reboyras, chair of the committee, ignores this movement and continues to sit in the pocket of the Mayor and the FOP.

Jason Van Dyke is one of a few police officers convicted of 2nd degree murder for the killing of an unarmed Black youth. The movement for justice for Laquan put him behind bars. We are now in a moment where the system is vulnerable and the people are organized and ready. The time for real systemic change is now!

CALL YOUR ALDERMAN! Find their phone number: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/iframe/lookup_ward_and_alderman.html

#CPACNow!

UIC Students Rally for CPAC

October 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Jane Addams Advocacy Initiative and UIC Student Action

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35th ward alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is bringing a proposal for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) to a vote at the City Council meeting this Wednesday, October 31st. Let’s get a strong showing of UIC students showing our support for CPAC.

Read more about CPAC here: http://naarpr.org/civilian-police-accountability-council-cpac/

ABOUT THE SPONSORS

UIC Student Action is a student-led grassroots organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago that organizes for economic, racial, and gender justice both on and off campus.

The Jane Addams Advocacy Initiative is a student-led, faculty-supported group of the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work that seeks to offer social work students a pathway to fulfill our ethical duty “to be aware of the impact of the political arena and advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice” (NASW Code of Ethics, 2008).

Vigil for Pittsburgh

October 30, 2018 - 7 PM

Horner Park Fieldhouse, Chicago 2741 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618

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UPDATE: In case of rain, we will gather in the basement of the Horner Park field house on the corner of Montrose and California.

Please join us as we honor those impacted by the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue, and take a stand against anti-Semitism and hate. We will meet at the corner of California and Montrose, near the statue of Henry Horner, Illinois’ first Jewish governor.