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Largest turnout in years for CTU LEAD dinner energizes last days of Campaign 2010

With nearly 1,000 people filling the cavernous hall of Operating Engineers Local 399 on Friday night, October 29, 2010, the Chicago Teachers Union's annual LEAD (Legislators Educators Appreciation Dinner) dinner energized campaign workers, union members, community leaders, and politicians for the last five days of campaigning in the heated 2010 political races. Among the speakers at the LEAD dinner were Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Secretary of State Jesse White, and several others.

During a rush in the final week before LEAD, ticket sales were increasing.



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October 30, 2010 at 3:00 PM

By: john whitfield

"That politician talkin"

"That politician talkin, but you know he's just a lyin." (a verse from a Mitch Walking Elk tune)ChiRevNet had invited him to do a May Day Gig, many years ago. Below are some other verses of Mitch's that you might like:

I AM A STONE

There is such a thing as perpetuating a crime. In this case, a crime against humanity. A crime against the earth and all living things placed upon the earth. A crime against those who are indigenous. Caretakers of the earth. You seek to remove yourself from blame as you enjoy the spoils of war. While we stand on the other side - watching you. But I seek not only to blame you, but to charge you, to inform you and to make you aware that this will not continue except at the assurance of your own demise.

You were and are the aggressor nation, and we are the defenders. But in your oppression, unbeknownst to you, you have provided me with all the tools necessary with which I can be a competent defender. I will not allow myself or you to make me your victim any longer.

RESISTANCE IS ALIVE AND WELL. RESISTANCE IS A MUST. RESISTANCE IS A NEED. RESISTANCE IS A WAY OF LIFE. RESISTANCE IS A SURVIVAL SKILL.

I cannot and will not support you in your oppression of other people in other countries who are similar to myself.

And I cannot and will not participate in your flag waving or flag raising ceremonies, regardless of how many of my people you dupe into joining you, while you prey and play upon their emotions. Let their be no mistake, I know exactly who you are and all that you stand for.

You are now and always will be the enemy. And I am and always will be, an obstacle in your path. I am a stone.

Mitch Walking Elk

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