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  •  Excellent reporting, BobboSphere. (3+ / 0-)
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    BobboSphere, Ozzie, bornadem

    I hope that you are right and that things do heat up.

    This video was posted on the CTU Facebook page this morning. It was shot by a teacher at Fermi Elementary, one of the south side schools on the closing list, and follows a group of students in their walk to their new school. Made me spit nails watching as it goes on block after block after block.

    Perhaps part of our May 16th meetup can be dedicated to organizing a group to support the May 27th demonstration. I'd really like that!

    Your comment about Pope's Panther mascot gave me hope.

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:01:02 AM PDT

    •  Thank for the video! (2+ / 0-)
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      figbash, Ozzie

      I've heard  lots of stories about dangerous intersections, gang boundaries and a slew of other reasons why these closings and consolidations are a disaster. Yes, at the next meetup let's talk about the May 27th 3 day action. We should have more details by then.

      I was arrested at the last big rally and civil disobedience at City Hall. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

      "Don't believe everything you think."

      by BobboSphere on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:49:11 AM PDT

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      •  You were arrested, indeed. (2+ / 0-)
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        Ozzie, bornadem

        Here you are shortly before it happened...

        bobbosphere sitting on LaSalle st

        Job well done, Bob! I might want to sign up for it myself.

        Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

        by figbash on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 08:24:20 AM PDT

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        •  Yikes I goofed about the big CTU-community protest (1+ / 0-)
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          The big 3 day march is actually MAY 18,19 and 20. Sorry for the misinformation.

          "Don't believe everything you think."

          by BobboSphere on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:44:31 PM PDT

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          •  It's still after the 16th. (0+ / 0-)

            Maybe we can still shake a few folks out of the trees.....

            Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

            by figbash on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 05:10:11 PM PDT

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