All posts by Mary Shesgreen

The GOP Tax Plan–new flyer for distribution

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice is alarmed about the GOP Tax bills.  The House and Senate versions  may soon be reconciled and passed into law, and signed by the President.  If so, it will create an enormous transfer of wealth and power from the 99% to the wealthiest.  We see this as class warfare and will fight it.

Please join us in this work.  Sign up on this website  on the left side of our home page to get into our email list.   Come to our meetings at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM.   read more

Earl Silbar speaks about “How We Can Rebuild the Anti-War Movement”

On November, 18th, Earl Silbar gave a talk at Open University of the Left, entitled ” How we Can Rebuild the Anti-War Movement in the Age of Trump and Bannon.  Earl is a member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice.  In this talk, he speaks for himself, not necessarily for our organization.    You can hear his talk by clicking on the screen below.

The GOP Tax Plan: Class Warfare, Geopolitics, & the Alt-Right

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, along with Northern lllinois Jobs with Justice, Fox Valley Voices for Democracy, and West Suburban IL Democratic Socialists of America are sponsoring a public program:

The GOP Tax Plan:  Class Warfare, Geopolitics, & the Alt-Right
Wednesday, November 29th
7:00 PM
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren
783 W. Highland Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Bill Barclay, Economist
Dr. William (Bill) Barclay is a founding member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA, http://www.dsausa.org) and of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG,www.cpegonline.org).  He is on the steering committee for the Oak Park branch of the Chicago chapter of DSA; he helped found and serves on the executive committee of Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice. Prior to retiring in 2004, he worked for 22 years in financial services, including more than a decade at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the world’s largest option market, and five years at the Chicago Stock Exchange. read more

December meeting + Occupy Elgin for Dec 2nd, 2017

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will hold our December meeting
Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren,
Second floor
783 W. Highland Avenue
Elgin, 60123

All persons who love peace and justice are welcome to join us.

Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 PM till 2 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.  We will hold signs and hand out flyers with the message:  Save Internet Neutrality.

The Free and Open Internet is the single most important technology we have to hold the powerful accountable. read more