Category Archives: Parades

Fourth of July Parade – 2015

FVC4PNJ marched in the 2015 Elgin, IL 4th of July Day Parade. We were joined by members of Occupy Naperville, Occupy Elgin, Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, 350Kishwaukee and the Chicago Anonymous.

We also walked in the Streamwood Summer Festival Parade on July 25th,   accompanied by the same excellent allies.

Flyer we handed out

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice will march in the Elgin 4th of July day parade.

We will have a banner and several signs that say  “Should the 1 percent run America?”  We will have 2 banners that say ” Stop the Enbridge pipeline.” We will have signs carrying other social justice, anti-war, and environmental justice messages.  You can bring a sign or banner of your own as long as it carries a congruent message.  Signs in Spanish are welcome and encouraged.

We will be delighted to have you walk with us.
Here is the line-up information for those who said they would walk in Elgin’s July 4th parade, or who said they might do so. read more

Parade Flyer Documentation

Should the 1% Run America?

Economic inequality has been growing since 1980,and continues to grow. Inequality in wealth creates inequality in power.
“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Warren Buffett in 2006.
What have been the power consequences of this inequality?

Question 1) Who Owns the Media? Six massive corporations dominate the U.S. TV media landscape: Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal.  Together, they dominate news and entertainment.  Then there’s Clear Channel which now owns over 1000 radio stations across the United States.  Companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft increasingly dominate the Internet.  These companies have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read.  Unless we are skeptical, they shape our thinking.  New dangers loom: the proposed merger of Time-Warner and Comcast, and powerful threats to Internet neutrality.

During national election campaigns, these companies can easily dismiss, laugh off, or ignore any candidate who genuinely challenges their power or the power of their advertisers.   By the time you and I enter the voting booth, we are choosing between two candidates who are acceptable to the multinational corporations. read more