Program Moved to June 22
Why Are We So Often Stuck with the Status Quo?
Meetings # 3,523 - author Margaret Goldstein, who says:  "From the Illinois EPA and Dept. of Human Services to the struggle to get fair redistricting of our electoral districts, to the United Nation's Security Council's flaws, much never gets changed.
        All possible advocacy accomplishes little.  Authorities merely tweak the system or claim they will satisfy demands but never do."


April 13
Is There a War on Science Being Waged?
Loss of the Truth is the Real Threat to our Democracy and Survival on the Planet
Meeting # 3,524 - college regular Ellen Corley, a lifelong research scholar and former teacher will review the literature on this question

April 20
Special Earth Day Debate: 
Does New Nuclear Have a Major Role to Play in
Our Energy Future, or Should We Go Nuclear Free?
Meeting # 3,525 - Tim Bolger, Thorium Energy Alliance (TEA) vs. Dennis Nelson, Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)

April 27
Special May Day Speakers
IWW, Industrial Workers of the World
Meetings -  # 3,526 


The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.

It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.
The speaker states: 

“The main point is that there is a war on scientific truth by the powers that be; ie, the state in the form of denying that climate change is a real threat, that nuclear proliferation is a real threat, and that suspending the rights of the people by the surveillance state is a real threat. 

In other words, I am defining science is a broad sense of the word meaning that we are all scientists seeking truth, and helping others find truth. Loss of the truth is the real threat to our democracy and survival on the planet. It is our collective right to truth from the state that has been dismantled by deregulation of regulations, and suspension of Constitutional protections. These protected us from being taken over by a corrupt Deep State or Shadow Government that uses corrupt legal strategies.  

The politicized censorship of information and intelligence serves to protect corrupt political actors and deceivers, and to politically silence the truth tellers and whistle blowers.”