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WHISTLEBLOWERS: Stand Up for Truth with Jerome McDonnell and Former NSA Tech Director

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CAPA brings you NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney and Author-Journalist Marcy Wheeler hosted by WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell on Tuesday June 2nd in conjunction with STAND UP for TRUTH – An International Week to Support Whistleblowing.    FACEBOOK RSVP HERE if you …

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“Drinking Liberally” with CAPA

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Socializing for social justice: Evanston Chapter of the national network "Drinking Liberally" at Prairie Moon with Chicago Area Peace Action  [Click on images below to see entire album]

ACTION ALERT!! RENEWABLE ENERGY for ILLINOIS: Three Bills Compared

Posted on by Roxane Assaf | Posted in Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Links of the Week | 1 Comment

Three energy bills in the Illinois legislature could make all the difference.  CLICK HERE NOW for a pre-written letter to key decision-makers offering guidance on how to vote on each. Bills Compared side by side com-ed exelon cleanJobs Thanks to …

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CAPA’s Toolkit for Reducing Carbon Emissions & Increasing Renewable Energy in Illinois

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CAPA is taking a leadership role in moving legislators and the White House to take a courageous stand.  Under the guidance of former CAPA Pres. Jack Kelly, one of our resident climate specialists, we're moving to pressure Illinois decision-makers to …

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NAKED CAPITALISM: Claims about Markets are Wrong

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|  by Ed Walker |  It is a truth universally acknowledged by all good citizens that markets are the only way to organize a society. The implication is that the role of government is to support and protect the operations …

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BAD BAD BILL: Bailout for Exelon?

Posted on by Roxane Assaf | Posted in Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Links of the Week | 1 Comment

A bad bill in Springfield would raise our electricity bills to protect Exelon’s bottom line. The Legislature should either rewrite it significantly or flick the off switch altogether.  To read this timely editorial by the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board, click …

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Capitalism in America: Giving Crazy a Bad Name While Subverting Democracy

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| by John Atcheson | Ever since Milton Friedman’s series of essays on Capitalism and Freedom, conservatives have tried to link democracy and capitalism into essential handmaidens. But as the evidence shows, it’s a reality-busting bundle that only a psychotic …

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CAPA’s Statement on Unrest in Baltimore after the Killing of Freddie Gray

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We would have written these basic sentiments, but John Angelos, son of Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, so eloquently speaks our minds in his response to remarks from a member of his media audience, we let him tell it: Brett …

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Rationalizing Lunacy: Andrew Bacevich on How We Got Here

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Andrew Bacevich for the Huffington Post | Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Policy intellectuals — eggheads presuming to instruct the mere mortals who actually run for office — are a blight on the republic. Like some invasive species, they infest present-day Washington, …

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Caring too much: Solidarity a Scourge? AUSTERITY = CURSE of WORKING CLASS

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"What I can't understand is, why aren't people rioting in the streets?" I hear this, now and then, from people of wealthy and powerful backgrounds. There is a kind of incredulity. "After all," the subtext seems to read, "we scream …

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