Category Archives: Occupy Elgin

We Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux!. Sat., Oct. 29th, Elgin

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Occupy Elgin will gather on Saturday, October 29th from noon until 2 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.  Our message will be  We Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux!

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Below is the text of the flyer we will be distributing.

We stand in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux in their protest against The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)
which is a $3.78 billion conduit being built from the oil-rich Bakken fields in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa, to Patoka, Illinois, where it will join up with existing pipelines to transport up to 570,000 barrels a day of crude oil to refineries and markets in the Gulf and on the East Coast. The Army Corps of Engineers approved the project in July, allowing it to run under the Missouri river. read more

OCCUPY ELGIN, OCT 22, 2016 MAKE THE CLIMATE AN ELECTION ISSUE!

Occupy Elgin will  gather from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.  Our message will be a call to make the Climate Crisis an Election Issue.

Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute. Click on the links for documentation and background.
Humans now face the most serious threat we have ever faced.  Climate Change could destroy civilization as we know it. Hurricanes, floods, droughts, and wildfires will increase in intensity and frequency.Species we depend on will go extinct.  Famine , wars, and human migration will increase as people flee for their lives. Just surviving will get quite expensive.
The US Defense Department says that Climate Change is a top threat to national security, a bigger threat than terrorism.
It may already be too late to stop a climate catastrophe.  But if we act immediately and drastically, we could possibly avoid the worst outcomes.
Yet climate is barely mentioned in this campaign season, at the presidential level or even in races for Congress and the Senate.  The candidates, the major political parties, and the media refer to it only briefly and casually.
That’s because the fossil fuel industry and the banks and hedge funds invested in them are  making billions of dollars extracting fossil fuels from the earth.  They don’t want to stop raking in those profits yet. read more

Stop Military Strikes on Libya!

Below is the text of a flyer we will distribute at Occupy Elgin on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 1 PM till 2 PM.

There is no military response to terrorism. “ President Obama has said that several times himself. And yet he has recently launched military strikes in Libya in an effort to crush ISIS there.

ISIS is indeed an evil force, terrorizing and abusing the people in the territories it controls in the Middle East. More recently it has organized or inspired evil acts of terrorism within the US and Europe. But some of our allies, especially Saudi Arabia do equally barbaric things. For example, they behead people regularly. Yet we support them wholeheartedly. Our policy is hypocritical. Our own drone wars have killed at least two thousand people including hundreds of innocent civilians and many children over the past ten years. read more

Occupy Elgin for Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, April 16th at the intersection of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM.    Please join us!

We will hold signs calling for an end to the budget impasse in Springfield.  Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute.

End Illinois Budget Impasse!

The budget impasse in Springfield is causing great suffering throughout Illinois. Services to people with disabilities, people with mental health needs, the elderly, students, and the hungry are being severely cut because Illinois has no money available to pay for these services. . The governor refuses to negotiate with the legislature unless they accept his agenda stripping workers of their collective bargaining rights. read more