Posts tagged "Stand Up Chicago"

Activists in Illinois push to tip the scales in favor of civil society

Activists in Illinois push to tip the scales in favor of civil society
The scales are tipped in Illinois, and not in favor of the 99 percent, community groups say. A series of reports and actions, including the delivery of a golden toilet, seek  to highlight the state cuts and corporate loopholes that advocates say are leaving Illinois citizens in the dust. “We keep hurting both our tax... Read more »

Thousands take to the streets in Chicago, demanding economic change

It reminded me a lot of election night 2008. Crowded, blocked-off streets. Hordes of people – singing, chanting and waving signs. Except Monday, the air was different. It wasn’t filled with celebration over electing America’s first black president, but rather with a collective anger that can’t be contained. Three years ago, on that warm November... Read more »

40,000 jobs for 25 cents? A new plan for job growth in Chicago

40,000 jobs for 25 cents? A new plan for job growth in Chicago
If you thought Occupy Wall Street was just a New York thing, think again. Today, a week-long action will start, highlighting some of Chicago’s major problems: high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, and a poor public school system. Stand Up Chicago will bring together thousands of protesters this afternoon, converging on a meeting of the... Read more »
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