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EVANSTON, IL (March 4, 2021): Elections Pop-up Newsletter

Local elections in Evanston, IL are on April 6, 2021. This is a pop-up newsletter to provide practical information, to facilitate participation, and to highlight big picture issues by connecting our local issues with larger jurisdictions (county, state, regional, national, world). To:Evanston voters Evanston candidatesEvanston mediaEvanston political groupsEvanston activists in my networksResidents of my neighborhood (Nichols […]

Camp Auschwitz and an Ancient Women’s Peace Center (Chicago)

KEYWORDS: Camp Auschwitz—Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol—Northeastern Illinois University—Peace Fire Circle—Ice Wisdom—Lake Michigan water–Lewis & Clark—bicycle trip—Evanston, IL—1960s peace movement—Great Law of Peace—peace art—Irish shaman–antisemitism–monetary & banking reform–ancient women’s peace center in Chicago On January 15, 2021, I posted these Tweets as part of a longer Twitter thread: 2/ On Jan. 6, 2021 the world […]

EVANSTON, IL: Elections Pop-up Newsletter (Feb. 19, 2021)

Local elections in Evanston, IL are on Feb. 23, 2021 (primary) and April 6, 2021 (general). This is a pop-up newsletter to provide practical information, to facilitate participation, and to highlight big picture issues. CONTENTS: Primary Endorsements, a Dis-endorsement, Evanston Fights for Black Lives (Voter Guide, Mayoral Forum), follow-up on City Code, Issue highlight (Illinois […]

EVANSTON, IL: Elections Pop-up Newsletter (Jan. 31, 2021) — Issues: City Code + Local Food Systems

Local elections in Evanston, IL are on Feb. 23, 2021 (primary) and April 6, 2021 (general). This is a pop-up newsletter to provide practical information, to facilitate participation, and to highlight big picture issues. CONTENTS of this newsletter: CITY CODE (aldermanic powers & duties), LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS (components, examples, resources), U.S. SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING (Secretary […]

EVANSTON, IL: Elections Pop-up Newsletter (Jan. 8, 2021)

Local elections in Evanston, IL are on Feb. 23, 2021 (primary) and April 6, 2021 (general). This is a pop-up newsletter to provide practical information, to facilitate participation, and to highlight big picture issues by connecting our local issues with larger jurisdictions (county, state, regional, national, world). To:Evanston voters Evanston candidates*Evanston mediaEvanston political groupsEvanston activists in […]

BANKING POLITICS & THE MONEY QUESTION: Recent resources for democracy activists

“There is a long tradition of Americans contentiously debating the design of monetary institutions. In the nineteenth century, they clashed over fractional reserve banking, central banking, and the gold standard….[Christopher] Shaw sees Occupy Wall Street and the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign as evidence of a possible revival in banking politics.” — from book review […]

Why did RBG regret her 2005 opinion in Sherrill, NY v. Oneida? PS I’m glad she did.

According to The Buffalo Chronicle published on May 5, 2020, “More than any other case, Ginsberg [sic] regrets her decision in Oneida vs Sherill (2005) — a case in which she drafted a majority 8-to-1 opinion that Native Americans have viewed as a callously racist denial of justice ever since.” I think it would be extremely helpful […]

Are TRUTH, RACIAL HEALING, & TRANSFORMATION in this country’s future?

NOTE Dec. 28, 2020:This was originally published by Dear Evanston, a local (Evanston, IL) outlet supporting racial justice. Thanks to editor Nina Kavin for inviting me to submit this article and for soliciting some comments by Alderwoman Robin Rue-Simmons. Original post was published on July 2, 2020 and includes some nice photos. Evanston resident Debbie […]