No cuts. Revenue. Tax the rich.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Thousands of people are converging on Springfield today to urge Springfield legislators to reject Governor Private Equity’s plan of austerity for working people and favors to the state’s most wealthy. For years many of us have focused on the pension battle. It was a fight to protect pension rights. The fight for…

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Mark Stefanik: Cheer up Elaine Nekritz.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
– By Mark Stefanik. Mark is a middle school language arts teacher and frequent contributor this site. Amidst the wide range of reactions to the Illinois Supreme Court’s overturning the 2013 Pension Law, one, in particular, seized my attention.       At first, I was in the moment, giving…

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Don’t call it “diversity.” Call it “racial segregation.” And “powerless.”

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
The map on the left shows how Chicago wards voted in the last election for mayor. Green wards voted for Mayor Rahm. Red wards voted for Chuy Garcia. The map on the left shows segregated Chicago. Blue is white. Green is Black. Orange is Latino. The line up perfectly with…

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Rahm’s appointed school board gave BBB a new contract just before the feds raided her home.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz. – By John Kugler from SubstanceNews. Did the Chicago Board of Education award Barbara Byrd Bennett an additional year in office (at a quarter million dollars annual salary, plus “performance” bonuses and other perks) just before the recent revelation that federal agents had raided her homes…

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The guy who counts votes Tuesday gets lobbying deals from Rahm.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections, Langdon Neal. Look. Nobody believes the Chicago Tribune polls. The last one showed Rahm with a 28 point lead. That is laughable. I ran into my friend Don the other day who predicts Chuy will win by six to seven points. That may…

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They’re called trackers

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
When your billionaire Wall Street buddies have given you $30 million to spend on your campaign for mayor of Chicago, you can afford the extras. Like trackers. You can find them at every event where?Jesus Chuy Garcia is speaking. Like this morning at Darwin Elementary School in my neighborhood. Chuy…

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Breaking. Chicago officials are heading for Rahm’s office demanding release of donor emails.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
From David Sirota: Chicago elected officials have just announced they are heading to Rahm Emanuel’s office today at 3pm to demand the release of more than 1,500 emails between Emanuel, his top aide and his top donor. International Business Times broke the original story earlier this week that Emanuel denied IBTimes’…

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Don’t Need No More Rahm–Song/Slide Show

Originally posted on Dumbfounding Stories :
I coupled the song “Don’t need No More Rahm” with a slide show, and I’m posting it below. When the video’s running, if you click on the share arrow in the upper left hand corner, you can download the video. ? don’t need no more rahm 2-SD (480p).mpeg4v ► JavaScript…

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Salon: Rahm Emanuel’s Achilles’ heel.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
– By Carl Gibson. This is excepted from Carl’s current article on Salon.com Aside from cutting budgets for half of the city’s mental health clinics, Rahm Emanuel has also subjected city workers’ pensions to the austerity knife. Currently, Illinois’ pension fund for state employees is underfunded by $111 billion, and…

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Don’t Need No More Rahm

Originally posted on Dumbfounding Stories :
The title above is also the title of a song I just recorded, which I’m streaming in this post along with the lyrics. ? ? Click on this link to download the mp3: Don’t_Need_No_More_Rahm_3_5_15 ? DON’T NEED NO MORE RAHM CLOSES DOWN OUR SCHOOLS TREATS US LIKE FOOLS DON’T NEED NO MORE…

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