Free at last, Libres por fin! Chelsea Manning and Oscar Lopez-Rivera Free!
On May 17, 2017, Chelsea Manning and Oscar Lopez Rivera, two great heroes imprisoned in the fight for the betterment of the world and the freedom of a colonized people have been released. The Chicago Socialist Party welcomes this news with great joy and solidarity.
Four families have just lost their homes today in a large fire in Pilsen that damaged two buildings, collapsing one of them at 2036 w 21st place. The daughter of the landlord is raising funds for these families and every penny will go directly to them. If you could, we would encourage you to help out these families in need who have just lost their homes. We have provided the link below that will take you to the Gofundme page. We thank you for your solidarity! If you have any questions please contact Anna Lopez on her facebook page.
Buzzing phones, non-stop emails, late night planning, rushed interviews for local news and online media, and last-minute preparations dominated the days before the now infamous rally in Chicago to “Stop Trump.” It all began Monday, March 7th at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The initial meeting was organized by UIC students and spread via Facebook the week before titled “STOP DONALD TRUMP 2016”.
We want to know what kind of issues you are concerned about in order to best adapt our focus and energies in Chicago! We believe in direct action above all else, but in order for that direct action to be fruitful and have an impact, we need to know what other people are worried about in their daily lives, what affects them. We’re all struggling with something, and part of being a member of the Socialist Party means translating that into active organization, so please feel free to fill out the poll below and help us become better servants for the people!
Looking for a shelter to spend the night can be frustrating; while there are many organizations that are working on similar projects as us, there is no single resource online that contains every available shelter in the city of Chicago. Most people who are homeless have no access to the internet as well, which makes the problem all the more difficult. So for the past couple of months the Chicago Socialist Party has been sifting through databases and websites, compiling a comprehensive list of shelters in our city and organizing them using Northside, Westside, Southside designations based on Chicago’s 77 historic communities listed in Alphabetical order. Our aim is to create a complete, printable list that anyone can use and distribute free of charge as a resource for people who need shelter.
We are currently working with other community organizations to share information and we welcome any new information with open arms. This list is by no means perfect, so we greatly encourage people to critique our document and to give us new insight as to how we can improve this resource. This is a small project, but we hope to perfect it to help alleviate even just a little of the suffering of our brothers and sisters. You can find the document on our Community Info page as well as our Literature page.