To directly access upcoming actions against fracking in Illinois, scroll down to the first section below. If you would like to add a resource, please include it in a comment to this post and it will be added. A sit-in at the Illinois state capitol – demanding to talk with Governor Quinn on the issue … Continue reading
Update: For information on the ongoing sit-in against fracking in front of Governor Quinn’s office, read the recent Ecowatch article. Illinois People’s Action has organized a protest in front of the governor’s office (2nd floor of capitol building) at 12 noon, Friday, May 24th, to support this effort. Call (309) 827-9627 for carpooling information. As … Continue reading
BloNo bicyclists took part in the annual Ride of Silence, a national bike event promoting commuter safety and honoring cyclists killed on U.S. roadways.
Last Wednesday, May 1st, about two hundred people marched in downtown Bloomington calling for humane immigration reform. Illinois People’s Action (IPA), a faith-based community organization dedicated to the struggle for immigrant rights (among other issues), organized the march. The action began at 5:30 PM with an ecumenical service in front of the Bloomington Center for … Continue reading
Micah Uetricht addressed students on the Illinois Wesleyan campus on Thursday, April 18th, presenting on the political context of ongoing struggles of the Chicago Teachers Union and community allies to defend and improve public education in Chicago. Mr. Uetricht is a Chicago journalist covering the education movement and will have a book published by Verso … Continue reading
Bill Rau, local environmentalist and Illinois People’s Action activist, sent the following letter on April 17th to Illinois state legislators, explaining the unsafe fracking practices codified in House Bill 2615 (HB2615). With his permission, I’ve printed the letter in its entirety in this post, with embedded videos and photos. Dear Representatives: On March 29th, I … Continue reading
On a speaking tour organized by the Mexico Solidarity Network, Luz Rivera Martinez was at IWU Wednesday to give an inspirational presentation on the work and philosophy of her community organization in Tlaxcala, Mexico, one affiliate out of twenty-five in the Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino (CNUC) / National Urban and Rural Council. An adherent of … Continue reading
Peace activists traveled Saturday to Chicago to protest drone warfare in a rally and march, part of a national wave of actions to stop the terror and indiscriminate killing inflicted by U.S. drone strikes in the Middle East. The action, organized by the Chicago Anti-War Committee, specifically targeted Boeing Corporation for their continued production of … Continue reading