Four Star participated in an Oct. 11 action protesting the the Mortgage Bankers Association meeting. It was organized by Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation. Footage of the event, inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, is below.
On Sunday, July 31, members of Four Star joined South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action and local antifascists to expose Lyons, Ill. Neo-nazi Art Jones to his suburban neighbors as part of the July 31
Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism.
Jones, a long-time white supremacist whose past activities include membership in the National Socialist White People’s Party and the American National Socialist Worker’s Party as well as an appearance on the Jerry Springer Show,
pretends to be a respectable member of the community while he organizes Hitler birthday celebrations at local restaurant P.J. Klem’s and attends speeches by world-renowned Holocaust denier and fascist sympathizer David Irving.
The roving protest started at Jones’s residence, where antifascists
waved banners and yelled anti-nazi slogans to alert his neighbors just
what Art does with his free time. The parade moved down the street a
few blocks to P.J. Klem’s, where patrons were informed of the dining
establishment’s history of booking Hitler birthday celebrations
in 2009 and 2011 (the most recent one was cut short by a smoke
bomb). Although Jones never came out to confront the 25+ protesters
standing in his driveway, we can be sure that he had a lot of explaining to do to his neighbors.
Last year, Four Star Anarchist Organization hosted a protest for the
July 31 Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism targeting a CVS
Pharmacy location in Little Village where Anthony Kyser, an unemployed
African-American barber and father, was strangled to death by a store
manager for stealing toothpaste and crayons. Members of Iowa
City-based anarchist group Wild Rose Collective came all the way to
Chicago to participate in the protest, which was followed by a
barbecue and discussion with members of South Side Chicago Anti-Racist
Action, members of Bring the Ruckus, and local antifascists.
Once again, we have completed a broadsheet, Four Star Digest #2, summarizing what we’re up to. Enjoy!
Join Four Star, Rising Tide – Chicago and the Industrial Workers of the World for discussion, refreshments and the Chicago release of NEFAC’s Northeastern Anarchist magazine Issue #15 on “The Environment, Industry, Crisis & Alternatives.”
Donations welcome to benefit the Chicago contingent to the Midwest Rising: Convergence 2011. Or swing by this cool benefit party the next day.
Next weekend, watch some great movies and join Four Star in supporting the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival. It’ll be held May 13-15 at Wicker Park Art Center, 2215 W. North Ave. Check out the film schedule and CAFF poster.
Next weekend, we’ll be hanging out at Punk Rock Karaoke, a benefit for the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival.
Details: Saturday May 14, 9pm-1am, The Spaceship (1804 S. Racine). $5 suggested donation. Flyer: Punk Rock Karaoke
125 years after Haymarket – a global symbol of the struggles of the workers of the world, and 5 years after the historic boycott for immigrants rights, we continue in the struggle for freedom, equality, and a world without borders.
Solidarity forever! We’ll see you in the streets! Read more.
Cuatro Estrellas endosa la Marcha 1ero de Mayo Chicago
125 años después de Haymarket – un símbolo mundial de las luchas de los trabajadores del mundo y 5 años después del histórico boicot para los derechos migratorios, seguimos en la lucha por la libertad, igualdad y para un mundo sin fronteras.
¡Solidaridad para siempre! ¡Nos vemos en la calle! Lee más.
A look at what we’ve been up to in the past few months: Four Star Digest
Four Star members are helping organize the 2011 Chicago Anarchist Film Festival. Submissions are due April 1.
For the 11th year the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival will present a sample of films culled from mainstream sources, rediscovered classics and the works of filmmakers engaged in providing entertainment, documenting social change, and projecting a world that could be.
Chicago Anarchist Film Festival organizers seek un- and under-distributed films and videos to include in the May 2011 Chicago Anarchist Film Festival. We also welcome suggestions for titles that may inadvertently allow anarchy to seep through the cracks of the status quo. Movie collage, music videos and trailers for works-in-progress will also be considered. This is a film festival with an anarchist vision. We invite you to share your images and stories that reveal and invigorate a rich anarchist presence in society.