I was scheduled to be on a speakers panel in North Chicago at 2:30pm. That’s why I had to leave the Tom Rudd press conference at 2:50pm. The 2:30 pm event at North Chicago Library was co-organized by Our Revolution Lake County, National Nurses United, and the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition. It was a screening of the 35 min. healthcare documentary Fix It. I was scheduled to be on the speakers panel and that’s why I could not be more than 30 minutes late. Normally I would consider it unacceptable to show up 30 minutes late for an event I co-organized, but I wanted to show my support for Dr. Tom Rudd. I stand with the Ministers and Activists calling for Gov. Pritzker to pardon Dr. Rudd.
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I first met John Powell a.k.a. Johnny Skatepunk circa 1984-85 via the underground Carbondale punk rock scene. Places like Airwaves or Cafe Flesh that featured bands like The Hip Chemists, Your Mother’s Lover, Nice Boys From Good Homes, Life Without Art, The Jesus Guys, Blood Stained Tool, and The Coffee Achievers.
Johnny went on to become a scientist and an avid sailor. While the political establishment considers the Bernie Sanders Green New Deal plan to be too radical, Johnny echos a fragment of discouraged scientists that believe it may already be too late to mitigate #ClimateEmergency. He related his personal experiences in Antarctica to his skepticism, though he remains in favor of making the boldest effort possible to save ourselves.
These are iphone videos are from my visit with Johnny while canvassing North Chicago to get on the ballot as part of my run for Congress in IL-10.