September 29
The Reborn McCarthyism Trend in the Anti-Trump Movement
Meeting # 3,496 - activist Stansfield Smith
There are two movements against Trump's policies, one progressive and one McCarthyite and right wing.  Progressives protest his exacerbation of US government's racist policies towards Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, immigrants, women, his ignoring the impact of climate change, policies in support of Israel, against Iran.  Democratic and Republican party leaders and the corporate media are hostile towards Trump's moves towards dialogue with Russia. They manufacture a Russophobia to maintain the military-industrial complex and advance US imperial war aims in Syria, other countries, and against Russia.  They also seek to shut down alternative news sources, such as RT, that counter the corporate media's disinformation about Syria, Iran, Venezuela.  They seek to label and ultimately prosecute anti-war activists as simply agents of Russia, as they are doing with Julian Assange. 
         Progressives must be careful in the anti-Trump to combat the DNC/RNC corporate media anti-Trump propaganda, because if it is successful, it will be used against us.


September 15
Why is a Perfect Society Impossible?
Meeting # 3,494 - author and activist Margaret Goldstein, who says "A perfect society is impossible because of the selfishness in many aspects of our existence.


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September 1
Chicago Cuba Coalition
Meeting # 3,492 - The Chicago Cuba Coalition – local affiliate of the National Network on Cuba (NNOC) – unites groups and individuals to stand for completely-normalized relations between Cuba and the United States while publicizing the accomplishments of the Cuban people’s Revolution.
        We stand for free travel between the two countries and ending Washington’s economic and regime-change warfare as well as its illegal military occupation of Cuba’s Guantanamo territory.
        Everyone interested in these goals – with no dues, restrictions, or requirements demanded– is more than welcome to get involved!
September 8
Author Tom Tresser of the Civic Lab speaks on 
"Chicago Is STILL Not Broke - Heading Into 2019 Elections" 
Meeting # 3,493 
September 22
America's Love/Hate Relationship with Immigration 
Meeting # 3,495 - Peter N. Pero
Today's news reports on the breakup of immigrant families, cross border migration and immigrant upheavals around the world, are common media topics. Yet about 150 years ago, things were not better and generally much worse for immigrants. Author Peter Pero will present more than a century of historic evidence. Peter will showcase political cartoons, government propaganda and classic photos, from the darker days of immigration to the world. Are current newcomers to the USA borders doomed to re-live a brutal past? How do new immigrant groups show pride in the face of adversity? Join us for some answers.

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