January -- February, 2017
Everyone is joining the
resistance to the Trump agenda, whatever that may be, for we
all fear the worst and anything less than that is still
pretty bad. Everyone is joining, including what passes for
the Democratic Party in Chicago’s 48th Ward, where U.S.
Representative Jan Schakowsky held her “Anger to Action”
community forum on Saturday, January 7. All the local
politicians were on the program: 48th Ward Alderman Harry
Osterman, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, State Senator
Heather Steans, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
Appropriately, 48th Ward Committeewoman Carol Ronen served
as the master of ceremonies.
Democratic Socialists of
America (DSA) commends the UN Security Council vote of
14-0-1 in favor of Resolution 2334 on December 23, 2016, a
resolution that condemns all Israeli settlements in the West
Bank and East Jerusalem as having “no legal validity” and
amounting to a “flagrant violation of international law.” We
wish that the United States government had voted in favor of
the resolution, but we note that the U.S.’s abstention
enabled the first Security Council condemnation of the
illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank since 1980.
While hanging out at the
home of Peg Strobel and Bill Barclay some months back, Peg
said something about passing by a music room during her
college days and hearing strange sounds. She stopped in and
found out that someone named Harry Partch was working on his
musical compositions on weird looking musical instruments.
DSA conspires and
agitates against Trumpism! Hands off our Medicare! John
Lewis vs Donald Trump! DSA makes the lists! And More!
Southside Chicago, Greater Oak Park and more.