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UPDATE: Wednesday Jan. 18 marks our stand for the right to peacefully protest within the city of Chicago. The vote on the changes in parade ordinances is coming to a head tomorrow morning, and Occupy Chicago is calling for you to come and show your support as this decision may or may not usher in the end of public protest activities. This is no hyperbole, this is a real threat to our first amendment rights.
There will be a press conference at 9AM, Wednesday Jan. 18th, in City Hall. OC will host a direct action response at approx. 9:30AM. The session which may include a vote will begin at 10AM. If you wish to attend the council session, you must arrive no later than 7AM at City Hall. If any part of your life includes the possibility of peaceful protest, please attend this press conference and rally and let our politicians know just how important the right to exercise our first amendment rights really is.
Rap News USA#1 "Rahmbo's Sit Down and Shut Up Protest Ordinances"
Written and Performed by ProfessorD.us for Justus League Records
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Links to get involved:
ProfessorD.us: http://www.ProfessorD.us - Facebook.com/profd.us
Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty: http://cang8.wordpress.com
More Info on Jan 17 Press Conference:
What's at stake and what you can do:
If passed, Rahm Emanual's "Sit Down and Shut Up" Protest Ordinances will be the end of the Occupy Chicago movement.
Show up at City Hall for a people's press conference this Tuesday @ 9am, Jan 172012 to show your support against this legislation. Tuesday is also a national"call Rahm" and city wide "call your alderman" day (details below).
Emergency Action in Chicago :: 9am CT :: Tuesday Jan. 17 2012 :: Rahm to introduce "Anti-Protest" legislation/ordinances :: CITY HALL :: If passed, that will be the end of Occupy Chicago, and a detriment to future protests.
Everyone is urged to show up at City Hall, 9am CT, TUESDAY to show support against this legislation / ordinance.
These ordinances were initially claimed to apply only during the ChicagoG8/NATO conference in May. However, Rahm recently backtracked and revealed that, once passed, they would be permanent.
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Demand the right to march against NATO/G8 summits in Chicago: National call in day, Tuesday,January 17th
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is attempting to clamp down on First Amendment rights to march and speak out against the NATO and G8 summits in May 2012.
Emanuel is trying to rush through the City Council on January 18tha vote to greatly restrict the right to protest: raising fines for arrests during protests; making unreasonable demands on protest organizers,such as one marshal for every 100 marchers; a list in advance of all signs and banners in a march; and a list of all equipment for amplification of sound one week before any march. Also he wants permits for any sidewalk protest,which would be a major blow to unions and community groups.
Also, while the city has granted permits for a rally and march on the first day of the May 19th -- 21st summits, organizers were told that permits could be revoked by the Secret Service.
We are asking supporters of the march against NATO/G8 to call Mayor Rahm Emmanuel on Tuesday January 17th. (If you live in the City of Chicago,please also call your alderperson as well).
Phone number 312-744-5000
Demand the following:
1) Back off the changes to the ordinances covering protests and public assemblies.
2)Publicly call on the Secret Service to permit CANG8 to use the permit sites granted by the city.
Then, report your call afterwards by sending an email to email@example.com
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"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust" Lawrence Krauss
Professor of Earth and Space Exploration, Lawrence Krauss, isn't immune to small irritations of daily living. However, he can see the bigger picture. In this 'secular sermon' he shows how each of us is connected to the cosmos in ways we'd never imagine. From the stardust we're made of, to the atoms we breathe, to the curving of space time that governs the way we make our way through traffic jams, to time travel itself.
Dr Lawrence Krauss is a prolific and popular writer and an indefatigable fighter for science and critical thinking. At Arizona State University, he is Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Departments, Associate Director of the Beyond Center, and Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative. He is also Director of the exciting new Origins Initiative, which explores questions ranging from the origin of the Universe to the origins of human culture and cognition. He has studied and explained matters from the microscopic to astronomical. In performing with the Cleveland Orchestra, judging at the Sundance Film Festival, and his Grammy nominated notes for Telarc Records, Krauss has also bridged the chasm between science and popular culture.