Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

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Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby fflambeau » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:26 pm

Bernie isn't going away. He's resisting and he wants everyone to know that (and, I think he's gearing up for the next presidential election).

Bernie Sanders, along with lots of other progressives, will headline People's Summit 2.0 set for Chicago in June 9-11. The event is being organized by groups like People for Bernie, and National Nurses United. You can see the schedule of events here: http://www.thepeoplessummit.org/schedule/

MICHAEL MOORE, BILL McKIBBEN, DANNY GLOVER, DAVID SIROTA, TULSI GABBARD, JIM HIGHTOWER, JUAN GONZALEZ, NAOMI KLEIN, LINDA SARSOUR (and many more) are among the big names planning on participating.

"Sen. Bernie Sanders will keynote a major gathering of several thousand progressive activists from across the U.S. in Chicago June 9 to 11 under a thematic of moving beyond resistance to a building a broad people’s movement for a just world."

What Progressive Activists Are Saying About the People’s Summit 2.0:

“What has consistently unified us is a common vision of opposition to policies of austerity and neo-liberalism, and solidarity in supporting each others’ work on health care, environmental, racial, social, and economic justice, and breaking the corporate grip on our political and economic system”

– RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director, National Nurses United, a major convener of the event.

“I am excited to join the chorus of conscious, committed voices at the 2017 People’s Summit. There is no force more powerful than a community on the move for justice. We will protest, we will plan and we will preserve in the building of political power from the ground up. This is our moment”

– Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator; Board Member, Our Revolution

“With our institutions of liberal democracy severely eroded and fascism knocking at our front doors, the time is now for activists, organizers, and Berniecrats to come together and imagine an America and world that looks far beyond the horizon of establishment politics as usual.”

– Winnie Wong of People For Bernie

“As a student-led labor solidarity movement, United Students Against Sweatshops recognizes the importance of political and economic power for workers on our campuses, in our communities, and within our government. Students are proud to be a part of this courageous movement to continue building power for working people”

– Troy Neves, United Students Against Sweatshops

“Like no other time in recent history, the current political climate is threatening the very fabric of our democracy. Fundamental rights like access to healthcare and the protection of our air and water are under attack. Now more than ever, ensuring a just future for America will require a broad, resilient grassroots movement that puts people over corporate profits. This is what the People’s Summit will work to support”

– Wenonah Hauter, executive director, Food and Water Watch

“The People’s Summit brought the fledgling people’s movement together last June, and for our organization, that was transformative. The opportunity to engage proactively with others who believe in social justice, climate sanity, peace and equality gave us tremendous lift and focus during a period when that was essential. Silos crumbled, new alliances were forged, and PDA embraced its own unique position in a powerful movement-building weekend. We are ready for more at PS2017”

– Donna Smith, executive director, Progressive Democrats of America

“President Trump exploited long-standing racial divisions between working people to gain power, when we know he’s packed his cabinet with the same characters who rigged the economy. We all need to team up and fight back, and pro-corporate Democrats aren’t doing that effectively. Democratic socialists know that defeating neo-liberalism is a necessary part of defeating Trump’s right-wing populist agenda and defending democracy itself. The People’s Summit helps us make the alliances we need against capitalism at its worst”

– Maria Svart, national director, Democratic Socialists of America.

“A radical, racist right wing that cares more about profit than people or our planet is in power in Washington and most of our state capitals. We have joined millions of Americans in resistance, from congressional town halls to airport protests to shareholder meetings of corporations like Disney that have abetted and are complicit in this right wing’s rise. But with our allies in the 2017 People’s Summit we are moving beyond resistance to a political revolution; from protest to power. We will advance a new movement politics that will recruit, elect and co-govern with a slate of candidates who will put people and our planet before profit.”

– George Goehl, co-director, People’s Action

“The people need to get together so the people need a summit! We all know that progressive positions are actually the most popular political positions in America. The Peoples Summit gives us a chance to come together, understand our strength, rally, and make plans for the future.

– Josh Fox, filmmaker ...

“Our Revolution looks forward to joining Jane and Bernie Sanders, our own Nina Turner and thousands of active leaders from our partner groups at the People’s summit in June. We view the Summit as an opportunity to assess the past year, and move from resistance to the political revolution we are building together”

– Larry Cohen, Our Revolution"

For more information see the source at: http://www.thepeoplessummit.org/

Twitter: @pplsummit

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:41 pm

2 of the supporting organizations are named PDA.

And neither one is THAT PDA. I don't get it.

Oh well, is this event free to the public?

If not, it seems very un-Bernie like.

Remember to DFQ (defensive full quote).

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:43 pm

Oh, and ...

How do you pronounce your foron name?

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby fflambeau » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:56 pm

HINT: it ain't Russian.

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby Madsci » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:01 pm

fflambeau wrote:HINT: it ain't Russian.

Good one!

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:02 pm

Taint? Sa-weet!

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:05 pm

Very well, you are Frederick Forrest Lambeau, heir of Curly Lambeau and the rightful owner of the Green Bay Packers football team.

Now...what are you going to do about Ted Thompson?

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby gargantua » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:09 pm

bdog wrote:Very well, you are Frederick Forrest Lambeau, heir of Curly Lambeau and the rightful owner of the Green Bay Packers football team.

Now...what are you going to do about Ted Thompson?

It's about time we started talking about the really important issues.

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:19 pm

gargantua wrote:
bdog wrote:Very well, you are Frederick Forrest Lambeau, heir of Curly Lambeau and the rightful owner of the Green Bay Packers football team.

Now...what are you going to do about Ted Thompson?

It's about time we started talking about the really important issues.

Yes because posting about really important issues has always had such a dramatic effect on said issues.

What did you DO today?

I posted on an important issue.

Thank you, Captain Useless.

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby fflambeau » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:31 pm

"Now...what are you going to do about Ted Thompson?"

I've gotten him a guest speaking gig at the People's Summit 2. He'll be speaking on the topic, "Why I should be sacked for incompetence while working against monopoly capitalism in the NFL".

Hundreds of people have already signed up to attend. Free rotten tomatoes to be provided at the door.

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby gargantua » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:53 pm

bdog wrote:
gargantua wrote:
bdog wrote:Very well, you are Frederick Forrest Lambeau, heir of Curly Lambeau and the rightful owner of the Green Bay Packers football team.

Now...what are you going to do about Ted Thompson?

It's about time we started talking about the really important issues.

Yes because posting about really important issues has always had such a dramatic effect on said issues.

What did you DO today?

I posted on an important issue.

Thank you, Captain Useless.

Thanks for the snark, dick wad. I was agreeing with you. My mistake. Jesus Christ, you're a jerk.

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:02 pm

Lost in translation, sorry.

But yes, I am dickwad; complete agreement there.

Remember, always DFQ.

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Re: Big Bernie Sanders/Resistance Event Planned in Chicago

Postby fflambeau » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:40 am

Here's a link to the Facebook for the event with the information that the Summit will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

And here's a photo from last year's event:Image

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