Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 28 & 29 BLACK FRIDAY PROTESTS

Please join us in back-to-back protests November 28-29

The Rockford Light Brigade will join us on Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 28th at 7:00 PM as we picket the Walmart Store at Butterfield Road  and Kirk Road in Aurora.  That’s at 2900 Kirk Road in Aurora.  This will be an especially festive and playful occasion as we surprise the shoppers lining up to shop for bargains. We will hold lighted signs so they can see us in the dark.

Walmart is the world’s largest retailer and the largest employer in the United States. According to the website Glassdoor, Walmart pays their average worker $8.87 per hour for a yearly income of $17, 841.  They keep the wage floor low for all Americans.  We, the taxpayers, subsidize Walmart because our taxes pay for the food stamps and Medicaid which keep Walmart workers and their families alive.

At every step in their supply chain, from unsafe garment factories in Bangladesh, to  warehouses here in the US, to the stores we shop at, they exploit their workers.  Meanwhile, six Walton Family members own more wealth than the bottom 30% of the American population.

Adding insult to injury, they make their store “Associates” work irregular,  part-time, often unpredictable hours, and even require them to work on Thanksgiving Day.

Join us to protest this grotesque arrangement. 

Thanksgiving Evening Nov. 28

7:00 PM WAL★MART at 2900 Kirk Road, Aurora, IL
The Illinois Light Brigade will join us with Lighted signs. The more people we have, the better the message we can spell out. We need as many people who can attend so we have a good amount of light-holders. Please email if you will be able to attend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1376273945945415/

Black Friday Nov. 29

10:00 AM, WAL★MART at 1100 S Randall Road in Elgin, IL. (Two blocks South of Bowes Road.)
12:00 PM, WAL★MART at 2000 Orchard Road in Montgomery, IL at the intersection of US 30 & Orchard.
1:30 PM,   WAL★MART at  776 S. Route 59, Naperville, IL (just north of US 34, South of New York St.).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1382351671985543/
https://www.facebook.com/events/159558010920753/
https://www.facebook.com/events/565880073486865/
For more information please visit:http://occupynaperville.org/2013-black-friday-protests/

November 23rd, 2013

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10:00 am – Protest with Signs at Naperville and Diehl Roads, Naperville IL

11:00 am – GA at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, 1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville IL (one block east of Naperville Rd and one block north of Diehl Road)

Occupy Naperville Every Saturday

Until We End the Corporate Dominance of our Government and Achieve Economic, Social, Democratic, and Environmental Justice for All

We are a grassroots movement, non-partisan and non-violent and enlightened, intent upon establishing genuine democracy and just systems with sharing and fairness toward all. Overcoming domination by elites and involving representatives of all stakeholders can lead society to creative solutions in both public and private spheres that serve the common good.

www.occupynaperville.org

[email protected]

March Against Mainstream Media November 16, 2013

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The revolution won’t be televised so turn off your TV’s:

We’re taking it to the streets!

A nationwide March Against Mainstream Media is being called for November 16th in cities all across the country.

We are planning a rally in Chicago to raise awareness of the privatization, corporatization, and monopolization of the mainstream media and the corruption of our fifth estate. The failure of the corporate networks to adequately cover critical social issues has allowed for the rampant corruption of our political and economic system to go unquestioned and unchallenged.

On November 16th we are going to take action and hold these corporations accountable for aiding and abetting in the subversion of our democracy.

Join us in the streets!

This rally is being held in solidarity with media activists across the country. For more information check out the website for the March Against Mainstream Media.

www.mamsm.info

*** EVENT DETAILS***

At 11:30 am we will all meet up at the NBC News station…

NBC network
454 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

FOX News Station
205 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

ABC News Station
190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

CBS News Station
22 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Tribune
50 West Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

***3 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE***
1. Attend the event!
2. Invite all your friends
3. Post a link to the event on your Facebook page

***5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION***
1. Educate yourself on the issue of media literacy
2. Speak out about media literacy and help raise awareness
3. Bring a significant news story that demands media attention (and/or) bring a news report that has misrepresented the facts and misinformed the public
4. Volunteer to work on helping to build a long term media accountability campaign in Chicago
5. Be active as a citizen journalist and get involved with independent media organizations

***PREPARING FOR THE RALLY***
-Make sure to dress warm, bring a jacket, hat, gloves, and layer up…it might be a cold day
-Wear comfortable shoes because we will be marching
-Make a creative sign, poster, banner to display

***ATTENTION***
This rally is being organized as a peaceful action and a family friendly event. We look forward to working collaboratively with other kind and caring people to address these problems in a positive and constructive way.

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/725558150805569/
  • https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMainstreamMedia

Illinois Actions

Illinois Champaign/Urbana https://www.facebook.com/events/382718755191675/ 
Illinois Chicago Ana Lucia Pagan, Enrique Contreras https://www.facebook.com/events/238532252968669/ 
Illinois Decatur https://www.facebook.com/events/560826967328326/
Illinois East Peoria https://www.facebook.com/events/557615250975865/ 
Illinois Quincy https://www.facebook.com/events/177039405835371/ 
Illinois Rock Island/Moline https://www.facebook.com/events/491961514244195/
Illinois Rockford Jennifer Barker https://www.facebook.com/events/526910660730351/ 
Illinois Springfield https://www.facebook.com/events/563549137059354/ 

November 2, 2013

 

Occupy Naperville
Saturday

November 16, 2013
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CALLING ALL TRUTH SEEKERS AND MEDIA ACTIVISTS!!!

 

The revolution won’t be televised so turn off your TV’s:

 

We’re taking it to the streets!

 

A nationwide March Against Mainstream Media is being called for November 16th in cities all across the country.

 

We are planning a rally in Chicago to raise awareness of the privatization, corporatization, and monopolization of themainstream media and the corruption of our fifth estate. The failure of the corporate networks to adequately cover critical social issues has allowed for the rampant corruption of our political and economic system to go unquestioned and unchallenged.

 

On November 16th we are going to take action and hold these corporations accountable for aiding and abetting in the subversion of our democracy.

 

Join us in the streets!

 

This rally is being held in solidarity with media activists across the country. For more information check out the website for the March Against Mainstream Media.

 

www.mamsm.info

 

*** EVENT DETAILS***

 

At 11:30 am we will all meet up at the NBC News station…

 

NBC network
454 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

 

FOX News Station
205 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

 

ABC News Station
190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

 

CBS News Station
22 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

 

Chicago Tribune
50 West Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

 

***3 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE***
1. Attend the event!
2. Invite all your friends
3. Post a link to the event on your Facebook page

 

***5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION***
1. Educate yourself on the issue of media literacy
2. Speak out about media literacy and help raise awareness
3. Bring a significant news story that demands media attention (and/or) bring a news report that has misrepresented the facts and misinformed the public
4. Volunteer to work on helping to build a long term media accountability campaign in Chicago
5. Be active as a citizen journalist and get involved with independent media organizations

 

***PREPARING FOR THE RALLY***
-Make sure to dress warm, bring a jacket, hat, gloves, and layer up…it might be a cold day
-Wear comfortable shoes because we will be marching
-Make a creative sign, poster, banner to display

 

***ATTENTION***
This rally is being organized as a peaceful action and a family friendly event. We look forward to working collaboratively with other kind and caring people to address these problems in a positive and constructive way.

 

Facebook:

 

 

Illinois Actions

 

Illinois Champaign/Urbana https://www.facebook.com/events/382718755191675/ 
Illinois Chicago Ana Lucia Pagan, Enrique Contreras https://www.facebook.com/events/238532252968669/ 
Illinois Decatur https://www.facebook.com/events/560826967328326/
Illinois East Peoria https://www.facebook.com/events/557615250975865/ 
Illinois Quincy https://www.facebook.com/events/177039405835371/ 
Illinois Rock Island/Moline https://www.facebook.com/events/491961514244195/
Illinois Rockford Jennifer Barker https://www.facebook.com/events/526910660730351/ 
Illinois Springfield https://www.facebook.com/events/563549137059354/ 

 

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Join us!

 

Until We End the Corporate Dominance of our Government and Achieve Economic, Social, Democratic, and Environmental Justice for All

  • We are a grassroots movement, non-partisan and non-violent  and enlightened, intent upon establishing genuine democracy and just systems with sharing and fairness toward all.
  • Overcoming domination by elites and involving representatives of all stakeholders can lead society to creative solutions in both public and private spheres that serve the common good.

www.occupynaperville.org

[email protected]