Category Archives: Environment

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

Occupy Elgin, Sat, June 10th, 1 PM to 2 PM. Honor the Paris Climate Accord.

Occupy Elgin will meet at our usual location,  the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin, across from Gail Borden Library from 1 PM till 2 PM.  Our Message will be Honor the Paris Climate Accord!

Like many people around the country, we are horrified by Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the accord.  But we are inspired that so many people, even entire cities and states and institutions, have stepped forward to say that they will observe the Paris Accord by cutting greenhouse gasses and cutting their own carbon footprint.
We will keep up our part of the Paris Accords.  We will take responsibility for making the earth livable for our children and grandchildren. read more

Upcoming actions and meetings for activists

  1. Emergency Response Rally to Preserve the Paris Climate Accords.  Chicago, Friday, June 2nd,   4:30 PM to 6 PM.  Trump Tower followed by a Walk to Daley Plaza.  

2) Saturday, June 3rd, 9 AM meeting of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice.  Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, (HACOB)  783 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, 60123.  I will send out an agenda for this meeting in a few days.  

3)  Friday, June 9th, 7 PM, Film Showing at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, (HACOB)  about voter suppression.   This event is free and open to all.  Light refreshments provided.

4) Saturday, June 10th  Aurora Green Fest at the Prisco Center in Aurora.  FVC4PNJ will have a literature table. read more