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   Jun 07

Join Us For Forum On Privatization & The Infrastructure Trust – June 23

Saturday, June 23rd, starting at 1:00 PM, at SEIU 300 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago Various civic organizations from across the city have united and pledged to watch closely any attempt of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use of the Investment Trust for making infrastructure improvements. The controversial amendment passed the City Council in April. Members of [...]

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   Nov 05

Evanston Forum on Privatization

EVANSTON NEIGHBORS FOR PEACE presented “Connecting the Dots-Privatization is the Symptom, Not the Cure” on November 12, 2011. here is Tom’s presentation with audio (about 20 minutes): Privatization is the Symptom, Not the Cure View another webinar from Thomas Tresser

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   Oct 07

The Illinois Privatization Story

Watch this 11 minute video to get the basics on the upcoming threats of privatization in Illinois. From Chicago IndyMedia. Sign the online petition – “Say NO! to privatization!” Read the story at

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   Oct 03

Are We About To Loose the Postal Service

From David Morris, co-founder and vice president of Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self Reliance, writing for In the next few days we may decide the future of the Post Office. The signs are not auspicious. President Obama has agreed to a plan to cut Saturday delivery. The Post Service’s management wants to close 2500 [...]

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   Oct 02

Privatization Beast Is Hungry – Wants Your Public Library!

From the folks at – fighting the take over of public libraries in California. Yes – the Privatizers have their greedy eyes on our public libraries!

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   Sep 26

Rally To Stop the Closing of Our Post Offices

Rally to Save Our Post Offices The P.O.S.T. Coalition will be holding major Mass Rally to save our post offices! Tuesday September 27, 2011 4:30-6:00 pm Thompson Center (Randolph and Clark), Chicago SAVE YOUR POST OFFICE! 14 post offices on Chicago’s West and South Sides are being threatened with closure. Show your support at a [...]

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   Sep 19

Mr. Mayor, We Know How To Close The Deficit…

The annual reports f0r Chicago Tax increment Finance Districts are out.In order to find out how much they cost the taxpayers, one would have download all the PDF reports, open them up one by one and drop numbers into a spreadsheet. That’s what our intrepid volunteer researcher, Trevor Clarke did. The results are outrageous. There [...]

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   Sep 16

Now They Want To Privatize The Postal Service

How about paying FedEx rates for Post Office services? How about having to go to Wal-Mart to buy stamps? That’s where we are heading. The Congress has so encumbered the Postal Service that it’s been set up to fail and then to sell. Stop the privatization of our public services. Find out more at [...]

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   Sep 14

New Study Shows Private Contractors for Government Rips Off Public

From The Project on Government Oversight (POGO): Based on the current public debate regarding the salary comparisons of federal and private sector employees, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO)[1] decided to take on the task of doing what others have not—comparing total annual compensation for federal and private sector employees with federal contractor billing rates [...]

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   Aug 24

Public Beware – The Privatizers Are Coming!

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