All posts by Mary Shesgreen

Black Lives Matter–Rally in Elgin, Dec 13th 1:00 PM

Occupy Elgin and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will
gather at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM, Saturday, Dec 13th. We will stand in solidarity with the actions taking place all across the country in protest against police killings of unarmed black people.

Dress for the weather. Bring signs that say Black Lives Matter or Justice for Eric Garner or Justice for Michael Brown or similar messages. Use Large Letters, at least 4″.

We would love to have you there with us. read more

We Are Running Out of Time!

Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute at Occupy Elgin on Saturday, November 8th.

Human influence on the climate is real, and recent human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are now the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.

Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the industrial revolution, leading to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that are unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice at the poles have diminished, sea level has risen and the ocean has become more acidic. read more

Alternatives to Corporate Capitalism

Large corporations in the US  have gone from arrogant to brazen in their exploitation of workers, their manipulation of elections, their avoidance of taxes, their environmental destruction, and their refusal to take responsibility for the messes they make.  They don’t change their behavior because NOBODY STOPS THEM.

Millions don’t like the way things are, but  what are the options?

It’s time to explore alternatives.

On Sunday, November 16th, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice read more