Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tag: Chicago

Chicago Officials Release Footage Showing Police Misconduct That Led To Unarmed...

A police review chief called the footage "shocking and disturbing.”

Souring Chicago’s Sweet Treat

If its executives are so inept that they can't find an honest way to fill a $46-million hole, they should dock the pay of their top three executives by that amount.

Bernie Sanders Releases Campaign Ads Disparaging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Sen. Bernie Sanders is now openly criticising current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for failing Chicago’s public schools and suppressing video evidence of a teenager’s death at the hands of police.

Demonstrators Ring In The New Year Demanding Police Accountability

More than 100 protesters packed City Hall again Thursday with what are now very familiar chants and calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.

Former Public Schools Chief Indicted for Accepting Bribes and Kickbacks

Pleading guilty, former Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted for accepting bribes and kickbacks in exchange for lucrative government contracts. Corrupt politicians continue to line their pockets with taxpayer money.

Chicago’s Taxpayer-Funded Ode to Robber Barons

Even though George Pullman was a feudalistic 19th-century profiteer, he considered himself a beneficent employer as he suppressed the wages of his factory workers. In current times, is our tax money going to finance a monument for his greed?

VIDEO: Chicago Hunger Strikers Enter Day 19 Challenging Rahm Emanuel’s Push...

A group of protesters have entered the nineteenth day of a hunger strike to save Dyett High School, the only remaining open-enrollment public high school left in Chicago. Is this Rahm Emanuel push to privatize education?

Rahm Emanuel: Symbol of a Sick America

It's people like Rahm Emanuel, the privatizer of Chicago and "strikingly corrupt mayor," who snubs the needs of average people and manifest a persistent inequality that plagues America. This is just part of a sick America.

An Exciting Democracy Movement Arises in Chicago

“Reclaim Chicago,” a progressive, people-led democratic coalition, are attempting to reclaim their city. Corporate elites and corrupt politicians better beware of the power of thousands of grassroots Chicagoans.

Taking on ‘Mayor 1 Percent’

Reclaim Chicago is a campaign to put people’s candidates up against incumbent city council members who’ve been "tail-wagging lapdogs for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporate rule." It's time a winning people’s movement makes a change in Chicago.

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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.