Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is playing a very sick power game. He claims to offer a public high school at Dyett for a year, but not the one the community wants and needs. His PR department has presented this to the media as a so-called compromise.
The corporate media controlled by the billionaires’ private club, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, will support the so-called compromise. This has been Rahm’s usual method-of-operation for years. Corporate media in Chicago, especially the Tribune News Media Services which includes WGN radio and television, is controlled and extreme. One of its editors recently wrote of her desires was to see a Katrina type of storm that would destroy Chicago ,except her exclusive area, and leave a wake of bodies floating outside her window.
Go to #FightForDyett and #WeAreDyett to understand that people have resorted to a hunger strike, intentional starvation with severe risks of health damages and death, in order to have a public high school available for their children – in the third largest city in the wealthiest country in the world. There is bitter irony in a hunger strike for children who rely on schools for free or reduced meals to keep them out of hunger.
Rahm is the face of the corruption called government in Chicago. Of course Rahm’s Chicago allows many of its corporations to pay no taxes and even gives away its citizens’ taxes as additional offerings to Rahm’s corporate campaign donors. School children be damned. Communities be damned. The hunger strikers? Starve and die. Or “compromise” and watch your children get dumped on again and again.
Rahm is playing a very sick game. To him it is a thrilling game. It’s all about a land-grab, power, and money. Yes, it’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to Rahm and the boys.
To the adult hunger strikers it is life or death.
To the children of working class people? Their future is being determined.