Chicago Area Peace Action
The Nation's Largest Grassroots Peace Network
Meeting # 3,478 - Hassan El-Tayyab, Organizer
"Peace Action is the nation's largest grassroots peace network with chapters and affiliates in states across the country. We organize our network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, Internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Through a close relationship with progressive members of Congress, we play a key role in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation. As a leading member of various coalitions, we lend our expertise and large network to achieving common goals.
National Peace Action, believes that war is not a suitable response to conflict, that every person has the right to live without the threat from nuclear weapons and that America has the resources and responsibility to both protect and provide for its citizens."
The Truth about:
Sputnik and the Russian Space Program vs.
the U.S. Space Program
Meeting # 3,476 - It terrified the United States when Sputnik was sent into space by the Russians. The press went into a frenzy when President Eisenhower went golfing and claimed Sputnik was not a problem. Kennedy would say the Republicans were soft on communism by ignoring this event. All of Intel ( which was only a few agencies then) claimed this showed socialist ideals were a match for capitalism and the Soviet Union was unstoppable.
Now for the first time in the United States the actual truth will be revealed. Using declassified Russian documents and interviews Michael Flores has discovered the truth. Tracing the Soviet space program from the second world war to the U.S. publicity stunt of a man walking on the moon he names names, incidents that not even the Russian people know. And reveals the biggest secret of all! A multi-media event you will not forget.
Special May Day Speaker
Teamster UPS Contract Campaign – the largest private sector union contract in America
Meeting # 3,475 - Brother Joe
UPS Teamsters have reason to be in a fighting mood. In 2013, when Teamster President Hoffa encouraged the union’s membership to vote to accept a concessionary contract, it barely passed the 50% threshold needed for approval. Regional supplements in 18 locations were voted down.
To many there are indications that another concessionary contract will soon be on its way. According to UPS’s own executives, they expect to rake in over $5.3 billion in profit this year.
UPS, however, is claiming more and more competitive pressure. In prior contract negotiations, the main delivery competitor on everyone's lips was FedEx, but now Amazon has exploded into the equation. The national Teamster officials have provided no plan whatsoever to organize these major companies. Instead, UPS workers have endured a race to the bottom which most recently has taken the form of management attempts to hire seasonal drivers who use their own cars and cell phones: ‘uberized drivers.’
"Plato was only half right: no king is interested in becoming a philosopher, but…"
The International Logic Party (ILP)
Meeting # 3,477 - Cezary “Caesar” Jurewicz
“The time of Philosopher Kings is already here. On February 23rd, 2018 the International Logic Party (ILP) was founded, beginning a new era of politics.
The ILP is an international political party structured around a web-based algorithm that rewards transparency, thoughtfulness, and participation. The ILP itself has no central ideology and no specific political goals—thus, it is inclusive of anyone from anywhere in the world. Instead, the ILP has the capability of organizing likeminded people around common goals, of exposing ideas to easy critique, and of removing all special interest money from politics.
The International Logic Party is what Plato dreamed of: a democracy guided by reason."