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Big London Protests Against Austerity

by , posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

from The Real News Network

Protest brings tens of thousands into the streets, but are such mobilizations enough to stop the cuts?


Greek Society Unravels Under Austerity Measures

by , posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

from The Real News Network

Costas Lapavitsas: Merkel’s visit to Greece shows Eurozone leadership don’t want to push Greece out, but situation is explosive as people are furious at austerity measures

Most Greeks Look to Left for Solutions, but Far Right Gaining Strength

Costas Lapavitsas Pt.2: Left party Syriza leads polls but conditions for fascism also developing as crisis deepens


Sutcliff and Laesch receive Illinois Democratic Women awards

by , posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Illinois Democratic Women honored two Fox Valley women Friday evening at their annual conference banquet, held at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield. Yorkville’s Robyn Sutcliff was awarded the organization’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Leadership Award and Jennifer Laesch, of Aurora, received a Penny Severns Memorial Scholarship for Government Service.

Sutcliff, who currently serves as Alderman for the Third Ward of the city of Yorkville, and is in her second term as Treasurer of the Kendall County Democratic Party,

was also a member of the Illinois Women in Leadership class of 2008. She was nominated for the IDW award by the Kendall County Democratic Women organization.

Previous recipients of the award include Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, and DeKalb County Democratic Party Chair Eileen Dubin.

Laesch is currently a student at Waubonsee Community College, where she is pursuing two avenues of study, public policy and teaching.

In addition to running the 2006 and 2008 congressional campaigns of her husband, John Laesch, and helping a number of other candidates seek office, she has been active in Democratic Party politics through the Kendall County Democratic organization and the Aurora Democratic Party organization.

Illinois Democratic Women, formerly known as the Illinois Democratic Women’s Caucus, was founded in 1971. It describes itself as “a grass-roots organization whose purpose shall be working for more equitable representation and participation of Democrat women in all levels of the Democrat Party and in all levels of government.”