Posts made in August, 2016

CPACNOW The People Demand Democratic Control

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CPAC NOW The People Demand Democratic Control   When: 9am Wednesday September 14th, 2016 Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St, RM 201 Press: Chicago Monitor Emanuel Refuses to Hear Chicago’s Calls for Community Control of Police Join and share FB event PRESS RELEASE  OPEN LETTER TO OUR ALLIES AND STRATEGIC  PARTNERS Photo-album courtesy of Bob Simpson  After weeks of so called community hearings on police accountability by the Progressive Caucus of the City Council, pushing the Mayor’s fake accountability proposals, the farce continues. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s deceptive policy of declaring one thing and doing another has come into play once again… Just a few weeks ago we were told that the Mayor would present his full legislative proposals on police accountability to the full meeting of the City Council to be held on September 21, 2016. WELL IT’S NOT HAPPENING! The ONLY City Council meeting scheduled for Septmember will be held on September 14th 2016 AT 9AM IN CITY HALL, 2nd floor WE HAVE TO BE THERE SEPT14 TO LET MAYOR EMANUEL AND THE CITY COUNCIL KNOW THAT WE THE PEOPLE WANT AND DEMAND CPAC! UPDATE: The Mayor and his City Council cronies were planning to ram-rod their fake police accountability reforms through the City Council on September 14,  However, confronted with the outrage of the people and total lack of public support Mayor Emanuel has decided once again to run and switch dates, to avoid the wrath of the people. It was announced that the new date for introduction of the Mayor’s fake accountability legislation is now September 29, 2016. Our immediate aim was to stop the Mayor from introducing his fake reform on Sept 14, we succeeded! We will also not be distracted by the bait and switch tactics of political cowards, not conceding a single inch of space or moment of time to these traitors, we will be there on Sept 14 to demand the council enact CPAC and claim our partial victory!  Enough ignoring the demands of the communities of Chicago. At every single hearing that was held throughout the city people rejected the legislative reforms proposed by the City Council and demanded that CPAC be enacted. All the people demanded community control of the police. We are not asking that the CPAC ORDINANCE be considered as one proposal among many. We are demanding that CPAC be enacted because it is the only legislative proposal that empowers the people to hold the police accountable. We are not fooled nor surprised, even for a millisecond, by all the chicanery of City Hall and the Mayor’s flunkeys who are trying to push the same appointed tower of fake police accountability. NO to ALL new and old APPOINTED police oversight bodies, whatever fake names they are cloaked with! YES to all elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council – All Power to the People! Jusitce not appoinments CPAC is on the Chicago City Council Agenda Record # O2016-5707 Link to the legislation on file at City Clerk’s office: http://bit.ly/2aXgTcn...

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CPAC in the Park Music Fest

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CPAC in the Park Music Fest  Music for Community Control of the Police hosted by Elephant Rebellion                     When: 1pm – 5pm, Saturday August 13th  2016 Where: Washington Park, Garfield Blvd-55th St/MLK entrance Look for CPAC fist!  BANNED FROM THE BUD BILLIKEN PARADE! Are they afraid of the power of the people? After years of peaceful participation in the parade, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression has been excluded from the Parade. We have been carrying the educational message of the need for an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). Community members along the parade route have responded with great enthusiasm and cheers to our message of community empowerment in years past. This is a politically motivated attack on the entire Black Lives Matter movement. But the movement for community control of the police will not be silenced. We will be standing tall in Washington Park celebrating the communities of Chicago and the fight for justice—for a radical systemic change. NO to fake police reform, NO to old & new APPOINTED police oversight bodies that will continue business as usual. YES to an all elected CPAC. Come join us for a people’s music fest with the brilliant Elephant Rebellion and guests (more details soon)  Come join us for #CPACNOW #CPACinDaPark CPAC is on the Chicago City Council Agenda – Record # O2016-5707 Heres the link to the legislation on file at the City Clerk’s office: http://bit.ly/2aXgTcn If your alderperson is not a sponsor call them and demand that they endorse CPAC Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Elephant Rebellion...

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CPAC NOW! The Battle Continues Protest City Hall

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CPAC NOW! The Battle Continues Protest City Hall Part 2  Where: City Hall, 121 N LaSalle, 2nd floor lobby outside council chamber When: WEDNESDAY JULY 6 – DAY 1 CPAC Peoples Hearing on Police Crimes part 1 11:00 am – 11:30 am – Press Conference 11:30 am – 1:30pm THURSDAY JULY 7 – DAY 2 CPAC Peoples Hearing on Police Crimes part 2 9am – 11:30 am Roll call on alderman supporting CPAC See CPACNOW Protest City Hall Part 1   PRESS COVERAGE DNA Police Acountability Hearings Denounced as Farce  CBS 2 Activists call for elected police oversight agency Sun Times Emanuels plan to solicit input before abolishing IPRA condemned Chicago Tribune Emanuel police oversight changes delayed again Chicago Reporter police reform hearings decried as a farce by advocates After police shootings, Chicagoans demand accountability  The battle lines have been drawn by the Mayor and his cohorts, as they finesse their cloaking plans to keep the racist system of police impunity in place via more mayor appointed positions and boards. The People are demanding democratic community control of the Chicago police, the Mayor continues his smoke and mirror game of fake police accountability. On July 6th & 7th the City plans to hold more bogus hearings at City Hall. We will be there, not to collude with this farce, but to fight back with CPAC! We will be holding the real People’s Hearings on Chicago police crimes and to demand the democratic solution—an all elected civilian police accountability council. Join us in the lobby of the second floor at City Hall July 6th & 7th for the CPAC Peoples Hearings FIGHT BACK WITH CPAC! No Mayor appointed oversight board, monitor, auditor, or inspector general, no more police board, no more IPRA, no more internal affairs…Only community control. Only CPAC!...

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Protest DOJ you are complicit in murder July 11 2016

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Protest – DOJ you are complicit in murder! When: 4:30pm Monday July 11th, 2016 Where: Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams, Chicago Join and share FB event  Protest DOJ you are complicit in murder         PRESS COVERAGE: WGNTV Hundreds protest police shootings with rally and march Chicago Monitor The Solution Still Ignored Community Control of the Police ABC7 Hundreds gather for 3rd day of police shooting protests Progress Illinois Chicagoans return street protests against police brutality CBS Chicago latest round of police brutality protests underway in downtown Chicago Chicagoist Photos: Activists Filled The Streets Of The Loop Again To Demand Police Accountability Black Lives Matter Chicago, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Trinity United Church of Christ calls upon all the various strands of the peoples movement to come out and join us in protest of the cold blooded, brutal murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. We will rally Monday, July 11, 2016 in Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Adams) at 4:30pm and march in the streets. We are protesting in solidarity with the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and everyone who is calling for justice and demanding systemic changes. We are demanding that President Obama, pursuant to the laws of the land, order the arrest and federal prosecution of the police criminals who murdered Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. We demand justice and we want it now! Also here in Chicago we are struggling for systemic changes in that we are campaigning for an all elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (‪#‎CPACNOW‬) which we say is the only pathway to community control of the police. Join us Monday at 4:30pm in the Federal Plaza located at Dearborn and...

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