Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Chicago

As Chicago reopens, we can’t forget our black youth

"Only when we share honest stories about our city and its young people will we uncover the realities that need to be addressed."

‘We need the largest voter turnout’: Sanders takes his campaign to...

“If we’re gonna beat Trump, we need the largest voter turnout in the nation and it looks like Grant Park today.”

“This is a win for our city”: Chicago teachers celebrate end...

After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16% over the next five years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians.

“Now is the time for our demands to be heard”: Chicago...

"We don’t want to be out of our schools tomorrow but sometimes you have to take a hard step in order to get what’s right.”

Chicago teachers go out on strike again

In 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union woke up union members and educators across the country with a winning strike. Seven years later,...

Chicago police have a serious problem with pointing guns at children

Police in Chicago are using excessive force, leaving children and families traumatized.

’16 shots:’ Chicago Police killing of Laquan McDonald exposed a system...

The documentary “16 Shots” examines the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the attempt by the city’s police department to cover up the events.

Chicago elects mayor with new progressive vision for city

"Chicago elected a new mayor out of a desire for bold and progressive ideas, and a commitment to building a more fair, just, and equitable city."

The roots of police violence in Chicago: How cops have targeted...

"It’s been part of the culture, along with the code of silence, along with the systemic racism that is so prevalent in the Chicago Police Department."

‘This is just the beginning’ – Chicagoans fighting for police accountability...

"Today, Chicago has taken one small step in bringing justice to Laquan McDonald's family and our communities.”

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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”