The Libertarian Party Platform,
as adopted by Convention, May 2022
Meeting # 3,677 - Justin Tucker, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Illinois
Speaker states: “As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.”
World UFO Day
75th Anniversary of the Incident at Roswell
Meeting # 3,673 - Charles Paidock et al, in progress
World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects (UFO).
The Roswell incident is the 1947 recovery of balloon debris from a ranch in New Mexico by US Army Air Forces officers, and the conspiracy theories, decades later, claiming that the debris was a flying saucer and that the truth had been covered up by the government.
Chicagoland Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Meeting # 3,676 -
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a climate change organization that exists to create the political will for a livable world by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. Our umbrella organization, Citizens Climate Lobby, directs 600+ chapters across the U.S., Canada, and more than 30 other countries.
A Report / Discussion of the white supremacist
Great Replacement Theory
Illinois Young Communist League YCL
Meeting # 3,674 - Jake Chappell
"For democracy. For equality. For socialism. For a sustainable future and a world that puts people before profits."
The Great Replacement (French: Grand Remplacement), also known as replacement theory, is a white nationalist far-right conspiracy theory disseminated by French author Renaud Camus. The original theory states that, with the complicity or cooperation of "replacist" elites, white European populations are being demographically and culturally replaced with non-white peoples—especially from Muslim-majority countries—through mass migration, demographic growth and a drop in the birth rate of white Europeans. Since then, similar claims have been advanced in other national contexts, notably in the United States where white genocide conspiracy theories directly foment violence against nonwhite and nonchristian people as well as shape policy surrounding abortion healthcare, voting access, immigration policy, and almost every other pervasive talking point of modern US politics.
American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy
Author, Brynn Tannehill
“Trump is out of the White House, but American democracy is on the ropes and teetering on the brink of competitive authoritarianism controlled by theocrats and oligarchs. With its cherished institutions hobbled, political norms trampled, guardrails severely damaged, and body politic divided by chasms of race and geography, can the U.S. survive another administration dedicated to establishing de facto single party rule?"
In this compelling, comprehensive analysis, Brynn Tannehill draws on her expertise in studying the collapse of weak democracies around the globe and her previous research in law, political science, economics and right-wing populism to explain the trajectory of how we got here and the current threats we face. Most importantly, she analyzes what the characteristics of fascism are, if they are applicable to the base of the GOP today, and what that means for us should they succeed in establishing permanent minoritarian rule. American Fascism is a surgical analysis of 250 years of struggle for democracy in America and a prescient prognosis of what’s to come if we do not heed Tannehill’s warnings and advice.