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FILM-Workers' Republic

Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 2:00pm

Workers’ Republic, a film by Andrew Friend, documents the heroic struggle of a group of ordinary working people to defend their rights.  For six days in December of 2008, laid -off Chicago factory workers at Republic Windows took over their closing workplace, declaring they would not leave until the owners and creditors agreed to pay them the severance they were owed.

PROTEST Against 'Kill Gays' Performer

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 10:30pm

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001340 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001306 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001306 In an anti-gay social climate that has led several young LGBTs to commit suicide in recent weeks, Kinetic Playground Nightclub has persisted in going forward with its booking of notorious "Kill Gays" performer Capleton next Saturday night.

The United States, Israel and the Palestinians Is A Just Peace Finally Possible?  

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

With a new round of U.S. sponsored peace talks underway, what are the prospects for a stable and just peace in one of the world’s most volatile regions?

A discussion featuring
Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University


The United States, Israel and the Palestinians: Is A Just Peace Possible?

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

With a new round of U.S. sponsored talks underway, what are the prospects for a stable and just peace in one of the world's most volatile regions? The talks have raised both hopes and questions. Are the preconditions finally where they need to be to result in an agreement that provides peace and stability for all parties? What about the issue of settlements and the status of Jerusalem? Is the U.S. in a position to play the role ...of honest broker?

Middle East Program Annual Benefit

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

We invite you to join us for an afternoon dedicated to Creating Connections and Renewing our Commitments to Middle East peace and supporting the people of Gaza.

Report Back From Palestine: A lecture by Allison Weir

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:30pm

A lecture by Allison Weir, world-renowned journalist and founder of If Americans Knew. Also featuring presentations by Sanah Yassin and Thaer Ahmad of Viva Palestina.

$5 suggested donation.

Sponsored by SJP at NEIU, DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern, Benedictine, UChciago, St. Xavier, IIT MESA at Loyola and American Muslims for Palestine.

YOUR RIGHTS WHEN AN AGENT KNOCKS: A teach-in organized by Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

On September 24, 2010, the FBI executed search warrants on the homes of, served grand jury subpoenas on, and “visited” anti-war and solidarity activists in several cities, including Chicago and Minneapolis, purportedly to investigate the alleged “material support” of Palestinian, Colombian, and other groups designated by the US as “terrorist” organizations.

ONE NATION March for Jobs Send off Rally

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:00pm

Chicago JWJ is helping organize buses to attend the ONE NATION March for Jobs on Oct 2 in Washington DC.

We are still taking reservations but we need your info now.

To reserve a seat call us at 312-738-6209 or email

Jon Burge - Beyond the Trial

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 6:30pm

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) urges you to attend:

 Jon Burge: GUILTY
 Beyond the Trial

 What does the verdict mean? Where do we go from here?

After decades of grassroots pressure, former Chicago police commander,
Jon Burge was found guilty of per- jury about his involvement in
torture but not for torture. What does the verdict mean to the

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