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Counter-Protest!

Subvert the walk for capitalism!
Below is the full text of an e-mail I intercepted plotting a pro-capitalism rally this sunday. People should consider counter-protesting or infiltrating. It would be funny if people inflitrated it with signs like "we support wage-slavery" "more sweatshops now!", etc. I doubt more then fifteen people will show up so it won't be hard to outnumber them.


To All,

This will be a lengthy email, so bear with me. First of all, the Chicago Walk for Capitalism website has been updated. For one, there is an inaugural winner for the Walk for Capitalism Award in Chicago. *drum roll please* His name is Ed Kaplan. Read more on him in the news section of the website. For two, the specific location where we are meeting @ 10AM on Sunday has been posted on the main page.

Also, here is the format for Sunday as I envision it now. First we will meet and walk from the Sears Tower @ 10AM. If anyone is driving into Chicago I can provide you with free parking at my college. You just need to get off at the Sox/35th stop (it will also make mention of IIT) on 90/94 also known as the Dan Ryan. Signs should point you to IIT and you are looking for the McCormick Student Village. I'll be sitting out front and you'll know what I look like, because I'll be including a picture of myself with this email. It's a small school, so don't fret you won't get lost. Another landmark to look for is Comiskey Park which is west of IIT. It will cost you $3.00 to ride the train with me to and from IIT to the Sears Tower. Plan on being here by 9AM, if you can.

Next, we will walk. The walk plan has changed a little bit, so please be on the lookout for another update later today. Also, I am not sure where to terminate the walk. The weather is supposed to be in the 40's and partly cloudy on Sunday (bundle up the wind can be biting here in Chicago), so we will probably still walk to Buckingham Fountain. However if it is rainy, I will choose a suitable location for us. Don't worry about walking in the rain, the Loop provides plenty of protection from the rain. I checked it out in the rain today.

When we get to where we are going, I will make the presentation of the Capitalism Award, make a speech, and have everyone who is walking say who they are, what they do, and why he or she is walking for capitalism. I invite others to make speeches too, however if you are going to make a speech please tell me before Sunday. The total time for the walk and rally should be at tops 2 hours.

Finally, after we are done walking and rallying I figured a post lunch at Bennigan's would be in order. Prices are reasonable. I think you can get a meal for somewhere in the $10-$15 range. Here we could sit back, relax, network, and start planning for next year. I have had an interesting idea put forward to me by Greg Turza that I have fiddled with some and I want to know what everyone thinks.

That's all for now. If you have any further comments, suggestions, or questions do not hesitate to email me. May the logic be with you and look for another update to the website later in the day. Also, please confirm that you are attending the walk by emailing me back. I want to keep track of everyone attends.

Respectfully,
Chance Yohman
Coordinator for the Walk for Capitalism in Chicago, Illinois on December 2, 2001
3241 S. Wabash Ave. Box #723
Chicago, Illinois 60616
 
 

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