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Tag Archives: Chicago

Welcome Home Oscar López Rivera

By Barbara Ransby Last week, hundreds of people welcomed political prisoner Oscar López Rivera home with a march and celebration in Chicago’s Puerto Rican neighborhood, Humboldt Park. Before leaving office, President Barack Obama commuted his 55-year sentence, and Rivera Lopez … Continue reading

Why I Demonstrated on Mother’s Day

By Monica Cosby This past Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, hosted an Incarcerated Mom’s Day Vigil and Toiletry Drive outside Cook County Jail. We’ve been doing this for 3 years running. As an … Continue reading

River of Resistance

By Cheryl Johnson-Odim “Little by little the raindrops swell the river.” (African Proverb) All over this country, and the world, women (and some male allies) marched on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. Each woman who marched was a rain drop in a … Continue reading

Why and How UIC Students Protested Trump Rally

One the protest organizers involved in Friday March 11’s anti-Trump protests in Chicago, University of Chicago junior, Ethos, shares how and why the protest was organized.

A Storied Neighborhood, Wrapped in Contradiction

By Bill Ayers and Claire van den Heever Writer, educator, activist and long-time resident of Chicago’s Hyde Park community, Bill Ayers recently recorded a one-hour audio walking tour of his neighborhood for the mobile application VoiceMap. “I had a lot … Continue reading

A Mother Confronts Police Torture in Chicago

By Mary L. Johnson In Chicago, young Black activists have been organizing unapologetically against police violence and to end the criminalization of youth. With Black Youth Project 100 and Fearless Leading by Youth at the helm, thousands of protesters expressed … Continue reading

Darrell Cannon: Surviving Chicago Police Torture

By Darrell Cannon  Editor’s note: Darrell Cannon was tortured by Chicago police detectives under the command of former Police Commander Jon Burge. He was a leading voice in the struggle for reparations and continues to be an advocate for justice. … Continue reading

Food + Justice = Democracy

LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban … Continue reading