Friday, April 29, 2011

Flash Mobs for Justice

There's a pro-labor flash mob happening in Urbana-Champaign, 5/1. Check out the Peace and Justice calendar at Just BloNo for detailed info. After seeing a few of them on Youtube this week, I have to say that I'm a huge fan. I thought I'd post one here, a recent one in San Francisco.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Real-Life Sopranos: The Peseks

This article from the Chicago Sun-Times is the most intriguing I've read in a newspaper in awhile. The Pesek brothers have quite a little mob business running in Cicero, detailed well by reporter Steve Warmbir. The ways the brothers and their family receive jobs and kick-backs from the government is quite disgusting, but it shouldn't be forgotten that corporations do pretty much the same sort of business, all legal.

Cicero officials linked to criminals - Chicago Sun-Times