Archive | May, 2015

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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