Dick Durbin’s Austerity Sneak: Help this Senator find his Soul again

Grassroots groups to Durbin: Tax the Rich & Wall Street, Hands Off Vital Safety Net Programs

Soup/Breadline to Oppose Federal Safety Net Cuts: Noon, December 3-6

  • Durbinville Shantytown: Noon, Thursday, December 6

Location: Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn,

CHICAGO: Local grassroots organizations will feed the hungry in soup and bread lines at noon on December 3-6, culminating in the erection of a “Durbinville” shantytown/protest at noon on December 6, as part of a widening effort to pressure U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to raise taxes on the wealthy and Wall Street and oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other vital national safety net programs. The actions will be held in the Federal Plaza, adjacent to Durbin’s office in the Kluczynski Federal Building, at Adams and Dearborn.

 IIRON, SOUL, Lakeview Action Coalition, Northside P.O.W.E.R. & Illinois Peoples Action – will take over Federal Plaza during the noon hour each day from Monday, December 3 to Thursday, December 6 to make visible the hunger and suffering that budget cuts will create in their communities.

 Durbin has refused to meet with activists. Durbin is leading budget negotiations for the Obama admin, and though austerity policies by Ryan were soundly rejected by voters, the Obama Administration is poised to do just that. Time to say no. The Right adheres to this hierarchical cult of personality system. On the Left we don’t follow fear and cults of personailty. We hold our elected officials accountable, particularly if they are Democrats.

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W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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