Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tag: Chicago

On the ground activism: Hundreds march in Chicago to protest against...

"This bill puts at risk health care for over a million people, billions of dollars for Illinois and tens of thousands of jobs."

How Chicago became the first city to make reparations to victims...

The ordinance provides a meaningful model for creating reparations at the local level.

Chicago greets the new year with violence

These frequent bursts of deadly violence in Chicago have brought stories of personal tragedy and struggle to national attention.

There were 61 victims of gun violence in Chicago during Christmas...

The number of homicides in the city skyrocketed this year.

Report: Chicago cops ignored recommendation to fire officers after Laquan McDonald...

A leaked Inspector General report shows law enforcement closing ranks.

Police under investigation after fatally shooting unarmed teen in back

According to Raye’s mother, Karonisha Ramsey, her son had called her a few hours before his death to tell her that he would be home for Thanksgiving dinner.

Teachers and Black Lives Matter Activists Partner Up

“How do we amplify each other’s message and work together to target the oligarchs that fill the politicians’ war chest?”

High Levels of Lead in Chicago Drinking Fountains

Of the 1,891 outdoor fountains in city parks, 445 exceeded the EPA's action level for lead.

Big Business Tax Breaks Crippling Chicago

For over 100 years the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has used the city's invaluable resources to make billions in profits while paying almost nothing in return.

Police Superintendent Recommends Firing 7 Officers Involved In Teen’s Death

Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for seven of the officers involved in the Laquan McDonald investigation to be terminated for writing false reports and giving false statements.

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Why Trump wants to kill the biggest environmental law you’ve never heard of

NEPA is one of the biggest federal policies ever enacted to protect our environment. But Trump is out to gut it — here's why.

Former LA Councilman pleads guilty to obstructing federal corruption probe

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

His own worst enemy, Trump drowns in his own swamp

Thus does Trump bring down the very doom and gloom, if not carnage, on himself invoked by his own lies and fear-mongering.
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Monopoly mayhem: Corporations win, workers lose

Big corporations have become so dominant that workers and consumers have fewer options and have to accept the wages and prices these giant corporations offer.