Come to our next Chicago World Can’t Wait Meeting this coming Monday September 8th (7 PM) at St. Gertrude’s, in the building at 6214 N. Glenwood (just a few blocks east of the Granville stop on the Red line, with a big parking lot for those who drive)
This Saturday, the Great March for Climate Action comes to Chicago! This is one stop on a march across the country, starting in Los Angeles and ending in Washington, DC, in partnership with the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21. A U.N. Scientific Panel just released a report that sounds the alarm: the harm caused by global climate change could spiral “out of control” if action is not taken immediately. But we’ve seen that politics as usual will NOT address this emergency; only independent, mass political resistance will. And there is no better time than now to join the Stop the Crimes on Our Planet contingent at the largest climate change protest ever in New York City on September 21 (see side bar).
On September 6, the Great March for Climate Action arrives in Oak Park. Everyone is invited to join it at Scoville Park (814 Lake St., Oak Park) between 7 am and 8 am. People can join at Garfield Park Conservatory and Buckingham Fountain as well. The Chicago Climate March will then culminate in a rally at Daley Plaza at 2 PM rally. All the details, including the march route, are here.
Why I’ll be in New York
“I am going to the New York People’s Climate March because I am hoping it will be a turning point in the world’s governments’ (especially my government’s) willingness to tackle this critical issue, and I don’t want to sit on the sidelines.” That’s what one World Can’t Wait volunteer wrote – are YOU going to sit on the sidelines? Don’t – the stakes are too high! Join us in New York on Sept. 21. Take the bus or the train, and contact our WCW national office if you need help with housing. Whatever it takes, join the Stop the Crimes on Our Planet Contingent!
Another life stolen by police, people demand justice
Roshad McIntosh, just 18 years old, was gunned down by the Chicago Police Dept. on August 24 on the West Side. Cynthia Lane, his mother still does not know the name of the man who murdered her son. Many witnesses have reported that Roshad was surrendering when he was shot. On August 27, hundreds of people marched to demand justice for Roshad, in the spirit of Ferguson, daily rallies are being held to demand that the autopsy report be released, the police involved be prosecuted, and an end to police terror.
We received this notice from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago:
“Show your support for the family, who have vowed to protest daily until answers are provided, by attending the funeral this Saturday, Sept. 6. Services will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 743 S. Sacramento, at Lexington Ave. The wake will be 10-11a.m. and the funeral from 11-noon.”
Photo: courtesy Nader Awad @nawadNYC