Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:07
On Wednesday, Novemeber 30th, National Nurses United, rallyied at British Consulates around the country to support Britain's 2.5 million nurses and public workers who went on strike to protest draconian cuts to public programs, wages and pensions.
PDA was invited to speak. Below is our full statement on the meaning of the rally. Portions or which were delivered at the Chicago Rally.
I thank the Nurses for standing in solidarity with their counterparts in Britain. We know that the attacks on the standard of living of working people are international in scope. In continental Europe, in Britain, and here in the U. S, the 1%, the wealthy investors and their allies in government, are working in unison to deprive the 99% of our economic and political power.Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:13
By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago
Illinois’ Danny Davis, Mike Quigley and Dan Lipinski joined with 57 other Democrats and only 40 Republicans in signing a letter asking Congress' debt-reduction committee (the Super Committee) to consider all options including cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Danny Davis? Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 19:25
Finally, good news from the polling place. Tuesday's elections (11/8/11) in a half dozen states saw a wave of NO in response to the Republican and right wing attempts over the past year to roll back Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 09:43
Accumulated from AP, by Bill Bianchi
Is Democracy more powerful than the Market?
The Greek government shocked financial markets with news that it would put its cost-cutting plan to a popular vote. A vote against the plan could lead the country to drop the European currency and default on its debt, forcing international bankers to suffer serious loses.
Worries that giving the people a voice in their economic life, might scuttle the bankers' plan to resolve Europe's debt crisis rattled markets Tuesday morning. Stocks indexes plunged in the U.S. and Europe. The dollar and U.S. government bond prices rose as traders moved into assets considered safe. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 16:12
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs and a member from Illinois delegation, say they want Waukegan community organizer Ilya Sheyman to join fight for working families in Washington
WAUKEGAN, IL (October 27, 2011)--Three Congressmen, including the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ two co-chairs, endorsed Ilya Sheyman’s campaign for Congress in Illinois’ 10th District on Thursday, adding to a growing coalition of national and local support. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 20:43
October 23, 2011
Registered nurses from across the U.S. today condemned Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his decision to arrest nurse volunteers, as well as peaceful protesters, in a late night crackdown Saturday night at the Occupy Chicago protest. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 10:39
Aaron Krager, Progress Illinois, Tuesday October 4th, 2011
Nearing the end of their second week of action, Occupy Chicago continues to grow despite its lack of defined leadership or, as some have argued, concise messaging. Proudly proclaiming “we are the 99%”, the leaderless movement might just be growing due to the shared frustration with policies seemingly written to benefit the wealthiest Americans.Read more »