As Mayor, Rahm Emmanuel has not only furthered Daley's policy of ethnic cleansing of poor and middle class Blacks and Hispanics out of Chicago, but intensified class stratification by
continuing to reward his wealthy campaign contributors withcontracts from the mass privatization schemes, such as the public schools, at the expense of poor children and teachers.
But the man marketed to bring us change, President Obama has just signed a bill, passed with over whelming support in both houses of Congress that undermines not just this movement in Chicago, but democracy itself.
House Bill 347, innocuously named, as if not to raise alarm, the "Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act", transforms the Secret Service into a modern version of the East German Stasi, that during the cold war was one of the most ruthlessly repressive security organizations. Actually this bill could have come from the Vladimir Putin play book of criminalizing political protests.