Post and photos by Aaron Cynic I’ve been on the road touring with Dinner and Bikes, a traveling road show about bike culture, bike economics featuring a delicious vegan dinner nightly. I’ll have much more to say about this as time goes on, but in the mean time, here’s a few photos from our last [...]
(Post by Aaron Cynic) Nearly 100 demonstrators rallied at the Thompson Center in Chicago on Earth Day after assembling and marching from the Vietnam Veterans memorial along Chicago’s riverwalk. Demonstrators called for an end to fracking, the use of Tar Sands oil, and railed against the expansion of a local refinery which would process it.
Post by Aaron Cynic On Saturday, May 19th, activists who came to Chicago to protest the NATO summit held over the weekend headed to the city’s north side in a show of solidarity with local activists fighting to save six neighborhood mental health clinics already closed or slated for closure. Thousands gathered in Horner Park, [...]
Post by Aaron Cynic On Saturday, April 7th, Occupy Chicago hit the streets in full force with a series of actions, marches, teach-ins, workshops and a “freedom feast,” fully kicking off what promises to be a spring filled with activism in Chicago. The mood was celebratory and jubilant, and between actions in 13 different neighborhoods [...]
On February 28th Occupy movements in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Houston, Minneapolis and Chicago held rallies to speak out against what they call the continued suppression of Occupations across the nation. In cities like Oakland, New York, Los Angeles, and others, Occupations have seen increasing violence during demonstrations, with police using rubber [...]
The first step to self determination is to see through the structure of symbols and break our conditioned response. To do this we need only remember that no matter how elegant the Emperor’s clothes, no matter how tough the uniforms of his enforcers – we are all born in the same way – naked, screaming [...]
For the second time, Occupy Chicago attempted to “take the horse,” a small plot of concrete at Congress and Michigan Avenue in Grant Park. For a second time, the Chicago Police arrested demonstrators attempting to stay past the 11pm curfew. This time, 130 activists were held in jail for a much longer period, some until [...]