Monthly Archives: December 2014

Occupy Naperville in 2014

In 2014 Occupy Naperville was active and busy trying to stop the destruction of American democracy.
Here is a short recap of our year in Activism.

January 18

Challenge Duckworth on the TPP

Occupy Naperville joined Occupy Elgin, Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, fair trade activists, labor activists, environmentalists, occupiers and the Northern Illinois Light Brigade in protesting Elgin Township Democrats Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner Saturday, January 18, 2014 to challenge Congresswoman speaker Tammy Duckworth to take a stand against Fast Track for the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). Mary from Occupy Elgin went in and challenged Duckworth during the dinner on her TPP position. Like a typical politician she would not commit and spun her answers like a master DJ.

TPP-Tammy

February 1

NO TPP – Mike Quigley

We joined the Illinois Fair Trade Coalition in sending Rep Mike Quigley a message NO TPP

March against S1881 -NO IRAN WAR or SANCTIONS

Occupy Naperville participated in an ANTI-WAR and SANCTIONS march.

February 8

NO KXL Protest

NO KXL

February 11

The day we fought back

February 11th, 2014 was The Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance on the internet and in our society. The Occupy Naperville website participated.

March 21

Tell Bill Foster NO TPP

ON members went to Bill Foster’s Aurora office to send him a message NO TPP.

April 2

McCutcheon Protest

Members of Occupy Naperville joined with NIJWJ to protest the Supreme Court decision in favor of McCutcheon which lets individuals contribute upward of $3.6 million to a single party and its candidates. South Protest was in front of Sam’s Club on Randall rd. in Elgin.

April 20

March against the Mainstream Media

Organized by members of Anonymous, we supported the march against the Corporate Media.

April 24

Protest Staples

Members of Occupy Naperville protested Staples and the U.S. Postal Service who cut a no-bid deal between Staples and the Postal Service to set up postal counters inside 82 of the office-supply stores in four test markets – staffed with untrained, low-wage Staples employees.

Staples USPS Protest

May 1st
May Day Chicago

May 24

2014 March Against Monsanto Chicago

It’s time to stop Monsanto from destroying our planet! It’s time to stop Monsanto from destroying farmers. It’s time to stop Monsanto from destroying our health!

July 20

Save GAZA from Israel March in Chicago.

July 22

Gaza Rally Oak Park, Illinois

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July 26

Streamwood Parade

We joined Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice to ask the question: Should the 1% run America?

August 10

Second Gaza March Chicago.

2nd Gaza Rally

September 13

Illinois Move To Amend Presents David Cobb

David Cobb came to Naperville in an event sponsored Illinois Move To Amend and organized in part by Occupy Naperville.

David cobb

September 21st

Elgin Climate March

The only local Chicago action  in solidarity with the 400,000 activists who assembled in NYC. Save our planet.

October 11th

Global Frackdown

Occupiers and Fractivists targeted IL State Sen. Dan Harmon who chairs the committee that made key decisions on fracking rules.The rules were passed with virtually no debate.

October 25

Happy 3rd Birthday Occupy Naperville

HAPPY-BIRTHDAY-ON

November 5th

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Members participated with the Chicago Anonymous in the 5th of November direct action.

November 23

¡Close the #SOA! Resist Empire & Militarization!

SOA Watch’s 25th anniversary Vigil at Ft. Benning, GA converged at the gates of Fort Benning once again to remember the martyrs, and to denounce the continued SOA violence against our brothers and sisters in Latin America.

November 28th

Thanksgiving Walmart Protests

We joined with Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice to protest Walmart in Elgin  being open on Thanksgiving.

November 29th

Black Friday Protests

We joined with Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice to protest Walmart in Naperville and Addison.

December 10th

Human Rights Day/Black Lives Matter

Members went to Chicago for a rally against injustice at home and abroad on International Human Rights Day!

December 20th

Black Lives Matter Rally – Naperville

We support equal justice for every American citizen, regardless of skin color.

Black Lives Matter Solidarity rally

On December 20, 2014  Occupy Naperville held a solidarity action to express our hope that the Police will respect Black lives—all lives, and stop killing of unarmed black men and children. All American citizens deserve equal justice under law.

December 20th – Black Lives Matter!

Black Lives Matter!

We are going to rally again. We can never forget about the injustice that is happening throughout the U.S. We want a true democracy in this country.. From police actions in recent months including Ferguson, Staten Island, Phoenix and Cleveland; democracy isn’t happening.

10:00am — 11:00am
Meet at Central Park, across from the (former) Bank of America (Washington and Van Buren)
Park at the Garage on Van Buren or Central Park.

11:00am — 12:00
General assembly or keep protesting.