After a huge demonstration in Chicago a few weeks ago, workers allied with the fight for 15 movement and their allies have been staging strikes to fight for a better minimum wage for non union retail and fast food workers. MSNBC reports more than 100 employees at around 30 different chains walked out the doors [...]
Nearly 2,000 Chicago Public School students staged a walkout at Lincoln Park High School to protest the firing of 8 teachers next year, while another group held a sit in at an elementary school to protest the closing of more than 54 schools in Chicago. Read the full story at Chicagoist by clicking here.
Recently, House of Representatives panel discussed potentially amending the Espionage Act to prosecute journalists who report leaked information. In response to several instances where reporters have used information leaked to them by confidential sources to write stories, the panel suggested amending the law, which was enacted in 1917 to prosecute spies and others who divulge [...]
When de-arresting fails and our family is ripped from us by the state’s savage hands and those boots on the ground are transformed into prison slippers on a cold cement floor, how does our movement stand? What do we do, as revolutionaries, when our comrades, our family-in-arms, the people with whom we make social change, are locked away from us?
Post by Kate Harnedy I was born and raised in Chicago, and lived here twenty-five years. The past four years, I have been away from my city, lead by my camera to have and document new life experiences. I traveled throughout the west coast and lived in rural Oregon, which included a couple years of [...]
Post by Aaron Cynic The day kicked off in a tame but at least celebratory manner at a rally held in Daley Plaza by National Nurses United. After two hours of speeches and wandering around a square grabbing random flyers and other literature, there was no way that at least part of the 3,000 plus [...]
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 [...]
“It was a burning feeling in my throat for me…There was a lot of people who got it in their eyes. They were burning, they were screaming, crying.” “…Moments later, my throat stung. I was coughing really bad and watering up.” “This one guy was coming up to my wife going, ‘Call an ambulance! Call [...]