October112012
October92012
alamaquina:

backisturned:

Pilsen, Chicago, IL

I would really like to visit the barrios of Chicago one of these days…

alamaquina:

backisturned:

Pilsen, Chicago, IL

I would really like to visit the barrios of Chicago one of these days…

(via getgln)

June252012
on biking: i usually feel like i never have enough time to compose and arrange my thoughts therefore wasting so much time thinking and taking notes and developing an action plan for whatever i’m doing next. now, with this amazing addition to my life, i am simultaneously active and planning without the crushing overwhelming weight of immobility. i can sneak out for a quick ride and on that ride, create a plan for the next action without the distraction of so many other things like blogs, books, twitter, facebook etc. simply, my bike is my office, my beers, and my notebook with the release of an accelerated heart rate.
thanks again, aaron.

on biking: i usually feel like i never have enough time to compose and arrange my thoughts therefore wasting so much time thinking and taking notes and developing an action plan for whatever i’m doing next. now, with this amazing addition to my life, i am simultaneously active and planning without the crushing overwhelming weight of immobility. i can sneak out for a quick ride and on that ride, create a plan for the next action without the distraction of so many other things like blogs, books, twitter, facebook etc. simply, my bike is my office, my beers, and my notebook with the release of an accelerated heart rate.

thanks again, aaron.

April202012
tomorrow at the Occupy Chicago: *preparing for nonviolent action at 930 am at 500 w cermak *Chicago May Day 2012 March and Rally Mobilization Meeting at 12-3:30pm at 333 S. Ashland Avenue *spring training and orientation at 2 p.m. at woodlawn clinic occupation 63rd and woodlawn *street training 4 p.m. at woodlawn clinic occupation, 63rd and woodlawn… *twitter/livestream tutorial 6 p.m. at woodlawn clinic occupation, 63rd and woodlawn *public-welcome General Assembly 7 p.m. woodlawn clinic occupation on 63rd and woodlawn if you need a ride, message!
tomorrow at the Occupy Chicago:

*preparing for nonviolent action at 930 am at 500 w cermak

*Chicago May Day 2012 March and Rally Mobilization Meeting at 12-3:30pm at 333 S. Ashland Avenue

*spring training and orientation at 2 p.m. at woodlawn clinic occupation 63rd and woodlawn

*street training 4 p.m. at woodlawn clinic occupation, 63rd and woodlawn

*twitter/livestream tutorial 6 p.m. at woodlawn clinic occupation, 63rd and woodlawn

*public-welcome General Assembly 7 p.m. woodlawn clinic occupation on 63rd and woodlawn

if you need a ride, message!
April172012

#occupyEverywhere (Phone) Call to Action:

Mayor 1% Rahm Emanuel is closing half of Chicago’s mental health clinics, including Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, 6337 S Woodlawn. Mayor 1% has money in his budget for NATO preparations, flowers in the park, and the walking trail along the lakeshore but not for people in need of mental health services. Mental Health Movement with Stop Chicago and support from Occupy Chicago have taken a stand against Mayor 1%’s austerity. They had barricaded themselves inside the closed clinic until their arrest on April 12. Since April 14, they all have established a 24-hour camp occupation across the street until this morning, April 17 when police evicted protesters.

For more information, see  http://chicagoist.com/2012/04/16/activists_set_up_new_encampment_at.php

http://occupychi.org/2012/04/12/breaking-news-woodlawn-mental-health-clinic-occupied-patients-advocates-6337-s-woodlawn

For the most current information on Woodlawn Clinic Occupation, follow on Twitter @STOPchicago @Occupychicago #saveourclinics #woodlawnclinic

YOU can help!

Contact Mayor 1% and tell him to meet the occupation’s demands:

 ”*Keep all 12 city mental health clinics public, open, fully funded and fully staffed

* Stop plans to privatize Chicago’s 7 neighborhood health centers

* Hire more doctors, therapists, nurses, social workers and other clinic staff

* Reinstate the drug assistance program

* Expand the public mental health safety net to cover unmet community needs”

USE your voice!

Phones: 312.744.5000 & 312.744.3300

On Twitter @RahmEmanuel & @ChicagosMayor

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rahmemanuel & http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoMayorsOffice

Mayor Office Contact Form:

http://webapps.cityofchicago.org/eforms/org/cityofchicago/eforms/controller/contactUsForm/preFeedbackForm.do

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April122012

PRESS RELEASE from Occupy Chicago: COME OCCUPY!

BREAKING NEWS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! COME OCCUPY!

 Mental Health Clinic Facing Closure Occupied by Patients and Advocates Mental Health Movement barricaded inside Woodlawn Clinic until Rahm Emanuel backs off clinic closures!

Dozens of people who use Chicago’s mental health clinics along with other advocates have barricaded themselves into the Woodlawn Clinic at 6337 S. Woodlawn, one of 6 clinics facing closure. They intend to remain there until Mayor Emanuel agrees to keep all of Chicago’s public clinics open, fully funded and fully staffed.

Two of the clinics slated for closure - the Northwest Clinic in Logan Square and the Northtown Clinic in Rogers Park - shut their doors last Friday. Four others (Woodlawn, Auburn/Gresham, Back of the Yards and Beverly/Morgan Park) are scheduled to close April 30th. The Mental Health Movement, which put out a report and a video undermining the Chicago Department of Public Health’s claim that all patients will continue to receive care, has been calling for hearings on the clinic closures since October. Despite repeated promises and a resolution calling for hearings, the Emanuel Administration has prevented any hearings from taking place in order to avoid public scrutiny of the plan, which has come under fire even from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

“We have tried everything we could to be heard. We visited Mayor Emanuel when he was a candidate. We delivered him over 4,000 letters. We have talked to almost all 50 Alderman. We have held press conferences, rallies and even sat-in for 10 hours on the 5th floor of City Hall. We are the ones who know the disaster these clinic closures will mean for our communities and our city but Mayor Emanuel been unwilling to listen to us, so we are taking drastic measures to avoid a tragedy and defend our human rights,” says N’Dana Carter, who goes to one of the city clinics and is a spokesperson for the Mental Health Movement.

The people barricaded in the clinic have enough food and supplies to stay for months and are threatening to do so unless Mayor Emanuel meets the following five demands:

-Keep all 12 city mental health clinics public, open, fully funded and fully staffed
-Stop plans to privatize Chicago’s 7 neighborhood health centers
-Hire more doctors, therapists, nurses, social workers and other clinic staff
-Reinstate the drug assistance program
-Expand the public mental health safety net to cover unmet community needs

Bring a tent and join us at 6337 S Woodlawn Avenue! For updates, follow @STOPChicago on Twitter, or search the hashtag #SaveOurClinics!

(Source: occupychi.org)

5PM

Chicago! Call to Action!

All hands needed NOW at 6337 S Woodlawn Clinic in Chicago

Occupation in progress

We’re protesting mental health clinic closures

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More information:

"The Woodlawn Mental Health Center is one of six centers that Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to close this month, disrupting and limiting access to vital services. Operated by the Chicago Department of Public Health, Woodlawn MHC has helped thousands of community residents when they were most in need.

At a time when need for mental health services is growing, closing Woodlawn and the other five mental health clinics will leave too many people with no where to turn for help.

Join us as we honor Woodlawn Mental Health Center’s 30 years of service and remind our leaders of the devastating impacts closing this center will have on our community.

Please join us before it’s too late to help the most vulnerable in our communities!

More information: www.stopchicago.org -

Twitter: @StopChicago –
MentalHealthMovement@gmail.com

 www.facebook.com/#!/events/174103702711338/

April42012

#occupyEverywhere (Phone) Call to Action:

Dena Killacky, her husband Patrick and their four children (ages 9-to-18) will be evicted from the home that Dena’s father built in 1978. They are vowing to resist eviction by the Will County Sheriff. Their home is located at 13929 S. Kickapoo Tr. Homer Glen, IL 60491 between 131st & 143rd Street (north-to south), South Bell Road & Parker Road (east-to-west).

Call DG Enterprises and tell them they are complicit in the bank’s deceit and that they should renew their original offer to rent the home to the family until they can arrange a way to buy it back.

DG Enterprises
Dave Blair
(815) 485-4798

Tell them you support the demand for a moratorium on foreclosures & evictions nationwide.

Chicago:

Show support to the family by being present at the house when the sheriff comes.

March202012

Occupy Everywhere: (Phone) Call for Action

Call Arthur C of Chicago Realty Partners at 312 575 0100

Tell him you stand with Pat Hill of 3811 S Wabash in Chicago and support her offer to buy her home back.

For more information, see and sign petition at http://nesri.org/take-action/chicago-anti-eviction-campaign-sign-petition-save-pat-hills-home

March132012
my and sareh’s conversation the night Troy Davis died still overwhelms me.
blue-ashes:

we still have nextness.
and a fight:we all have the same fucking fight. 
[likeitmatters/akabadnatalie/akacapriciousyetconstant @ 29Sparks, brooklyn, september 2011.]

my and sareh’s conversation the night Troy Davis died still overwhelms me.

blue-ashes:

we still have nextness.

and a fight:
we all have the same fucking fight. 

[likeitmatters/akabadnatalie/akacapriciousyetconstant @ 29Sparks, brooklyn, september 2011.]

February262012
February252012

Chicago: #SaveOurSchools Use your Voice

MORATORIUM ON SCHOOL CLOSING NOW!!!
Sen. Martinez will ask the State Senate Education Committee to take up Moratorium Bill SB 3239 at their next meeting - TUESDAY, FEB. 28th! Please let others know! Let’s be sure that the State Senate Education Committee HEARS the voices of parents and students!
CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR NOW! WILL THEY STEP UP and CO-SPONSOR the MORATORIUM? Find your local elected official: http://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/districtofficialsearchbyaddress.aspx

(Source: facebook.com)

February242012

Tonight! Chicago: Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective LAUNCH

Do you enjoy, make, or want to make revolutionary art? Then JOIN US for the launch of the Rebel Arts Collective and discover the possibilities throughout this incredible art-packed night! Friday, February 24 at 6:30 pm at Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave, Chi)


For an $8 cover, you support Occupy Chicago, enjoy a cash bar and…

Homegrown rebel music acts including:
Captain Captain
Snake Oil Salesmen (https://www.facebook.com/SnakeOilSalesPeople)
The Kuhls (https://www.facebook.com/thekuhls)
When Flying Feels like Falling (https://www.facebook.com/whenflyingfeelslikefalling)
Kris De La Rash (https://www.facebook.com/KrisDeLaRash)
DJ Catnip

Theatrical performances from:
20% Theater Company (https://www.facebook.com/pages/20-Theatre-Company-Chicago/26450919339)
Theatre of the Oppressed (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-of-the-Oppressed/111330542228271?ref=ts)

Cutting Edge Art and Poetry
Interactive Art Installations
Silk Screen Revolutionary Imagery


…plus plenty more that gives Rahm Emanuel nightmares!

Connect with other politically motivated artists, find the resources you need to get your ideas off the ground, and collaborate with other artists to make the most world-changing art you’ve never imagined!

Another world is possible — let’s make it!

http://artsoccupychi.tumblr.com/

FB Event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/228952727191418/?ref=ts

“The goal of the revolutionary artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”

(Source: occupychi.org)

February142012
Wednesday, February 15 at Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington Street, Chicago
11:30-12:15: Actions 12:45: Rally and Press Conference 1:30: Occupy the Court Date 4:00: Teach Ins 6:00: Rally
On February 15th, Occupy Chicago activists who were arrested trying to  establish an encampment in October will go to court in an attempt to  have their cases dismissed. In response to this Occupy Chicago will be  hosting a day of action, culminating with a 6pm rally at the Daley  Center. We ask that you and your organization join us not only in  demanding the cases against the Occupiers be dropped, but also in  demanding economic justice.
For more information, see National Lawyer’s Guild Motion to Dismiss Charges:http://nlgchicago.org/occupy-chicago/motion-to-dismiss/ City’s Response to Motion to Dismiss:http://nlgchicago.org/occupy-chicago/city-response/

Wednesday, February 15 at Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington Street, Chicago

11:30-12:15: Actions
12:45: Rally and Press Conference
1:30: Occupy the Court Date
4:00: Teach Ins
6:00: Rally

On February 15th, Occupy Chicago activists who were arrested trying to establish an encampment in October will go to court in an attempt to have their cases dismissed. In response to this Occupy Chicago will be hosting a day of action, culminating with a 6pm rally at the Daley Center. We ask that you and your organization join us not only in demanding the cases against the Occupiers be dropped, but also in demanding economic justice.

For more information, see National Lawyer’s Guild Motion to Dismiss Charges:
http://nlgchicago.org/occupy-chicago/motion-to-dismiss/

City’s Response to Motion to Dismiss:
http://nlgchicago.org/occupy-chicago/city-response/

(Source: occupychi.org)

January242012
“You lit yourself on fire on December 17, 2010, exactly nine months before Occupy Wall Street began. Your death two weeks later would be the beginning of so much. You lit yourself on fire because you were voiceless, powerless, and evidently without hope. And yet you must have had one small hope left: that your death would have an impact; that you, who had so few powers, even the power to make a decent living or protect your modest possessions or be treated fairly and decently by the police, had the power to protest.” In light of the 1-year anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, read Rebecca Solnit’s letter to Mohammed Bouazizi. (via motherjones)
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