Friends and Comrades,
As many of you know, our brothers and sisters in the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) have called a one-day strike on April 1st. In Illinois, leaders of both political parties have orchestrated an artificial budget crisis. Under the pretext of this false scarcity of resources people like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner are firing teachers, closing schools, and wreaking havoc on public education. This is on top of Emanuel's ongoing crusade against neighborhood schools. Additional actions are organized downstate as well.
Red Wedge will be publishing a series of articles surrounding the April 1st strike. These will deal with the impact of austerity on artists, educators and social life, both materially and ideologically; the ongoing neoliberal assault on all that is not of practical and immediate use to capital. We are putting out a call for artists, in the coming two weeks, to make drawings, collages, graphic images, or anything else, that might be of use to the struggle. Submit your images to us by March 27 for consideration.
You can send images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Images should be at least 300 dpi and at least four inches in width or height.
Adam Turl for Red Wedge