Saturday, November 27, 2010

PERRO’s 25th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum...

Join us for PERRO’s 25th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum. Find out were the candidates for Alderman of the 25th Ward stand on issues such as the environment, education, TIF funds, gentrification, and social and economic justice. Tuesday, Dec. 7th from 6 to 8 pm at Decima Musa - 1901 S. Loomis. All three candidates have been invited.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pics from PERRO's Day of the Dead procession...

PERRO's Day of the Dead Procession was a lot of fun, attracting roughly 100 hundred participants, many of the them students from UIC and Loyola University, as well as our partners from LVEJO, RAN, EcoJustice Collaborative, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and others. We received excellent media coverage on Univision on both the 5 pm and 10 pm news, despite the elections being the next day. 25th Ward Aldermanic candidates Temoc Morfin and Ambrosio Medrano Jr. spoke in favor of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance. Alderman Solis was a no show.

Here are some pictures from the procession from friend of PERRO, Pam Richart...


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Midwest WobFest 2010 is coming...

Chicago IWW hosts MidWest WobFest 2010, November 12th-14th
The Chicago IWW is hosting the 2010 Midwest Wobfest at the UE hall on 37 S. Ashland Avenue. All IWWs and other workers are invited. Presentations require a $20 registration fee.

Friday night will be a music performance and party that is open to all (no registration required). The show is a $5 sliding scale cover, free with registration. On Saturday, will be the presentations and speakers followed by films and socializing. Sunday is a Labor History tour, including Haymarket Square and a tour of Forest Home, the final resting place of the Haymarket Martyrs.

This years presentations will include Occupations and Takeovers, Workers Self-Management, the UE Republic Windows strike & occupation, the Spanish Civil-War, Self-Management in Brazil, and more!
Meals will be provided (vegan.) Please let us know if you have any special needs, food allergies, gender preference, need housing or child care. Tabling space is still available!

You can register by mail, email, or at the door. See the attached documents for the schedule and registration information.

To RSVP or for more info... or (312) 638-9155