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  • Tentative Agreement Reached On CTU Strike

    October 31, 2019
    Chicago, IL – Wednesday night, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) convened their House of Delegates to review and vote on the city’s latest proposal to settle the ongoing strike. A majority of the delegates voted YES to end the now 14-day long strike, with the…...
  • No Deal Reached as CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

    October 28, 2019
    Chicago, IL – The CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) remains on strike for the 12th day after no agreement could be reached over the weekend. Monday marks the eighth day of missed classes, as compared to seven missed days of class during the 2012 CTU strike.…...
  • “We’re Americans, And We’re Fascists”: Inside Patriot Front

    March 5, 2018
    Lansing, MI – As white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at Michigan State University on Monday, March 5, far-right, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” factions have been arriving in the area ahead of his event. One such group is Patriot Front, which was formed after…...
  • Transparency Activists Sue Chicago Over Refusal To Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

    February 1, 2018
    Chicago, IL  – Today, the transparency organization Lucy Parson Labs filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago over their refusal to publicly release offers made to entice Amazon to build their second corporate headquarters (‘HQ2’) in the ‘Windy City’. Amazon…...
  • The People’s Summit, Progressive and Labor Conference in Chicago

    June 9, 2017
    Chicago, IL – On June 9th through 11th, there will be a large gathering in Chicago of leaders of key progressive organizations and activists, the second such convening in two years. The People’s Summit is a “big gathering of progressive activists” and organizations committed to…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...
  • Community Seeks Justice for Chad Robertson

    April 6, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – A hundred or so people gathered in front of the Amtrak station on Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul on April 5 to protest the police killing of Chad Robertson and hold a vigil for him and his mother Candice Robertson, who…...
  • Solecast 18 w/ Mike Eagle

    December 4, 2015
    Subscribe to the Solecast here. An interview with LA experimental rap artist; Mike Eagle. A wide ranging conversation on the artistic process, work, race, indie hip-hop, the rise of fascism in the states, widespread ignorance as a virtue, and Mike’s origins as a Chicago rapper.…...
  • Southside Chicago Marches for Environmental Justice

    November 6, 2015
    Written by Lorenzo Serna of Unicorn Riot On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, I arrived in Southside Chicago to cover a march against industries destroying the local community’s air quality. I had just left Duluth where activists entered an Enbridge office and protested Enbridge’s push to…...
  • Deprogram: Episode 23

    October 7, 2015
    Ep. 23: #NSA #GCHQ #TPP #AirFrance #Kunduz #Calais #NoBorders #HaciBirlik #Turkey #Brazil #ClimateChange #MMIW #Palestine #DariusPinex #SouthCarolina #SCFloods #IndigenousResistance #Surveillance #Encryption After the 12 topic rundown and music video, we had two interviews. In the first interview, we were graced with the presence of Kanahus…...