There's action for all tastes coming up on the progressive front the next couple of days.
Thursday, Feb. 4
Poems From Guantanamo: Where is the world to save us from torture?
Marc Falkoff, Northern Illinois University criminal law professor who represented 17 Guantánamo Bay prisoners, will discuss issues related to the torture the prisoners suffered, the false information elicited, and the resignations of key military prosecutors involved in the cases. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McHenry County College Conference Center, 8900 Hwy 14, Crystal Lake.
Friday, Feb. 5
China Action Day for Iran's freedom
Iranian dissident supporters will rally to protest China's support of the Iran regime — part of a global day of action. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. across the street from the Chinese Consulate in Chicago, 100 W. Erie St.
PWU rally: Defend public services!
Public Workers Unite will speak out against CTA layoffs and service cuts. 5 p.m. in front of the State of Illinois Center, 100 W. Randolph St.
February edition of the mass rides celebrating bicycling freedom.
- Evanston: Leaves as 7 p.m. from Fountain Square, 1700 Sherman Ave.
- Oak Park: Leaves at 7 p.m. from Scoville Park, 800 W. Lake St.
- Pilsen: Leaves at 6:30 from Tenochtitlan Plaza, 18th/Loomis/Blue Island.
- Wicker Park: Leaves at 6:30 p.m. from the Polish Triangle at the intersection of Milwaukee and Division.