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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks covering the Occupy Chicago movement, which stands in solidarity with Occupy movements all over the world. I’ve got plenty more pieces coming on it, but for now, here are a handful of photos from the last few days.

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Occupy Chicago enters its second week on the streets

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Yesterday, the Wanderers brought the house down at Reggie’s when they played alongside hardcore legends Sheer Terror. Here are a handful of shots from the show.

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Against Me at the Metro on June 17th 2011

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Over the weekend, I had the fortune to cover Riot Fest, a five day marathon punk rock show here in Chicago. I took a break from my regularly scheduled political ranting here and at Chicagoist, interviewed one of my biggest musical influences, took a ton of photos of the shows I was able to go [...]

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I thought about the whole purpose of zines when I first began writing them. It was at that time when the internet was really taking off, and blogs were born. It seemed that everyone doing zines would leave their printed materials behind and convert to cyber zinesters. That did happen somewhat, but zines still survived, [...]

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On February 21st, we hosted our first Diatribe Media/Loop Distro reading at the world’s best bookstore – Quimby’s in Chicago. A ton of people came out and watched some fantastic zinesters read – and even got to witness a marriage proposal! Andrew Mall, author of Living Proof zine, proposed right in the middle of his [...]