Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism
While most of the country opposes the Iraq war, Congressman Rahm Emanuel has steadfastly supported it, voting for every single one of Bush's war funding bills.
Worse, this Karl Rove "fixer" of the Democratic Party was the principal architect of a strategy to diss anti-war candidates and instead field pro-war Democrats in last year's Congressional elections.
The result: after 4-1/2 years and hundreds of thousands dead, the war continues on despite the overwhelming sentiments of both the Iraqi and American peoples.
With Congress set to vote very soon on yet another $150 Billion for the Iraq War, please help us take this message to Rahm Emanual's doorstep:
NOT ONE MORE DIME for the Iraq War
U.S. Out of the Middle East!
12 Noon, Saturday, Sept. 8
In front of Rahm Emanuel's Congressional Office
3742 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago
Co-Sponsors (list in formation): Kick Boeing to the Curb, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism, Gay Liberation Network. For more info or to be listed as a co-sponsor: please email CCAWR email@example.com
Fundraiser for military resister Kyle Snyder
7 PM -- Friday, March 23rd
Acme Art Works, 1741 N. Western Avenue
(just south of the "Western" stop of the Blue Line el)
** Introduction and Informal speak-out of the newly-formed Chicago chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War
** Video shorts of Kyle and fellow war resisters
** Discussion with members from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Vietnam Veterans Against the War
** Food and drinks, feel free to bring something to share
$10 donation at door (no-one will be turned away)
"Thank you all so much, it means a lot to me to know that I am not alone." ~ Kyle Snyder
Sponsored by: Chicago chapters of Vietnam Veterans Against the War,Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Chicago CoalitionAgainst War and Racism
For more information proceed to the Actions section of this website.
Organizing Meeting to Plan Protest(s) to Mark the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War
As the 4th anniversary of the U.S. war on Iraq approaches this March, individuals and groups from across the area are joining together to convene a metro-wide organizing meeting. Our goal? To build a collaborative platform to plan actions and events on the upcoming anniversary of the U.S. invasion and ongoing occupation.
Saturday, January 6, 12 noon to 3 pm
Location: the new conference room of the 8th Day Center for Justice
205 W. Monroe Street, 5th floor, downtown Chicago
Why organize? Because the costs of the war are unbearable: Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead, and thousands more maimed. 3,000 Americans dead, and over 20,000 injured. More billions spent to invade and occupy Iraq than on the entire Vietnam War. Support from both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party leadership -- including Chicago congressman Rahm Emanuel -- to INCREASE funding for George Bush's war by $160 billion. Ongoing legislative assaults on civil liberties and core constitutional rights. Hundreds of billions of tax dollars used to bankroll sweetheart contracts with companies like Bechtel and Halliburton -- instead of people's programs like education and access to health care.
Some groups plan to bring forward specific proposals at this meeting. For example, CCAWR, which initiated this call, is planning a march on Michigan Avenue on the evening of Tuesday, March 20th and has begun following up on logistical issues. Other groups have discussed planning pickets, rallies, feeder marches and other special events over the weekend or in the week prior to the run-up to the 3/20 anniversary.
Help build a unified, collaborative plan of action for anti-war forces in the metro area on the 4th anniversary of the war. Join us on Saturday, January 6.
8th Day Center for Justice
Bridgeport Neighbors for Peace
CAWI: Chicagoans Against War & Injustice
CCAWR: Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism
CCOMY: Chicagoland Coalition Opposed to the Militarization of Youth
Chicago Area CodePINK
Chicago Cinqueras Sister City El Salvador
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5
Chicago Food Not Bombs
Chicago Jobs with Justice
Chicago Socialist Party
Christian Council on Urban Affairs
Communist Party Illinois
Evanston Neighbors for Peace
Gay Liberation Network
Good News Community Church
Good News Community Kitchen
Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr., Prisoners of Conscience Committee
International Socialist Organization
International Solidarity Movement-Chicago
Labor Beat/Labor Express
La Voz de los de Abajo
National Boriqua Human Rights Network
Neighbors for Peace
Nicaragua Solidarity Committee
Akua Njeri, December 4th Committee
Northbrook Peace Committee
North Shore Citizens for Peace and Justice (NSAWC)
North Suburban Peace Initiative (NSPI)
Palestine Solidarity Group - Chicago
Poor People's Millenium Movement
Stop CAT Coalition
Veterans for Peace/Chicago
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
7PM • Thursday • November 9
DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus
Monroe Hall • 1st floor • 2312 N. Clifton Ave. • Chicago
Including a special presentation by Iranian feminist Golbarg Bashi. With antiwar activist Andy Thayer. Moderated by Joleen Kirschenman. Wheelchair accessable, non-smoking. Accessible via public transporation by CTA Red Line or Fullerton bus.
The Bush regime and its supporters have declared a period of endless war, including a possible war on Iran. At the same time, they’ve mounted an escalating attack on the core freedoms that make dissent – and resistance – possible.
Join us for a forum with Hamid Dabashi, one of the nation’s foremost progressive Iranian scholars and most passionate critics of the neocon agenda.
About the speakers:
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York. He is author of a number of highly acclaimed books and articles on Iran, medieval and modern Islam, comparative literature, world cinema, and the philosophy of art, including “Authority in Islam,” “Theology of Discontent,” “Truth and Narrative,” “Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, Future” and an edited volume, “Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema.” His depth as a cultural historian and critic and his sharp insights into global geopolitics have won him widespread critical acclaim as an author, lecturer and prominent critic of the neocon imperial agenda.
Iranian-Swedish feminist Golbarg Bashi, a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, has tackled areas of academic inqury that include human rights, prevention of torture, Black and Third World feminisms, postcolonial theory, Iranian women's studies, and the politics of media representation of gender, race and ethics.
Cosponsored by DePaul Students Against the War and the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism.
To table at this event or for more info, check out our websites at http://www.depaulasu.net or this site. Email us off of the contact page of this site or call 773-209-1187.
Thursday, Oct 12: Exorcise Bush! Protest at Chicago Hilton and Towers
Thursday, October 12 - 5:00 PM
Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 S Michigan Ave.
So George W. Bush - aka Old Scratch, Prince of Darkness, Azazel, Beelzebub, Pretzel Boy - is coming to Chicago for a gala Republican fundraiser at the Chicago Hilton and Towers on Thursday, October 12.
Scary! Time to frighten the ol' devil right out of town. Let's remind him that Chicagoans oppose the US war in Iraq - and any future attack on Iran, Venezuela or other trumpted-up targets- and are overwhelming pro-civil liberties, pro-union, pro-immigrant rights and pro-choice. Foul demons are no longer welcome in our fair city (Daley take note).
So grab a Halloween costume, bring a prop, banners, signs, puppets and drums.