Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. Photo by Secretary of Defense on Flickr.
18 Jun 2018

Group Of U.S. Elected Officials Renews Efforts To Challenge Pentagon As War Intensifies In Yemen

While a U.S.-backed Saudi coalition bombs a critical port in Yemen, senators demand the Pentagon end secrecy around the scope of involvement by U.S. forces.

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Still image from White House video.
12 Jun 2018

Backlash To Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment To Projecting American Superpower

President Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have the potential to usher in an era of nonviolent coexistence. However, the political establishment, corporate media, and foreign policy think tanks are deeply upset that Trump offered to end United States military exercises early in the diplomatic talks

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The Wilson viaduct under Lake Shore Drive where homeless people were living until the city of Chicago evicted them. (Photo: Kevin Gosztola)
11 Jun 2018

As City Of Chicago Removes More Homeless, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chicago’s evictions of homeless people as officials destroy camps and fail to provide affordable housing.

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President Donald Trump. Photo via White House on Flickr.
08 Jun 2018

Picking Up Where Obama’s War On Leaks Left Off: Trump Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

Trump Justice Department seized communication records of New York Times reporter and other journalists, marking a continuation of Obama’s war on leaks.

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05 Jun 2018

If Chelsea Manning Had Been Home When Police Broke Into Her Home For ‘Wellness’ Check

Video obtained by the Intercept showed police breaking into Chelsea Manning’s home to conduct a “wellness” check. Fortunately, she was not home.

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Photo by cygnus921 on Flickr.
04 Jun 2018

Lawsuit Seeks To End North Carolina Practice Of Revoking Driver’s Licenses If You Can’t Pay Tickets

The ACLU and SPLC are suing North Carolina for revoking poor residents’ drivers licenses over their inability to pay fines and fees.

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04 Jun 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘If I Was President’ By Las Cafeteras

The Las Cafeteras song “If I Was President” was released in 2017 on Presidents’ Day. Its message continues to resonate, and as the band embarks on a summer tour, it’s a good time to revisit. Drawing from both traditional Mexican folk and hip-hop, the song’s verses alternate between Spanish and

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Maria Hernandez, a student who lives on the west side of Chicago, speaks at a press conference before city council vote on May 25. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
30 May 2018

Chicago City Council Members Lash Out At Young Black Activists Opposed To Cop Academy

Chicago City Council members attacked the No Cop Academy coalition on May 25 before voting for a funding measure for a $95 million police training complex.

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24 May 2018

Activists Sue To Stop Chicago City Council Vote On Funding For Police Compound

Update – 5/25 3 PM ET: Judge denied a motion for an injunction, which allows vote to proceed. The No Cop Academy Coalition filed a complaint in a circuit court in Cook County to prevent a City Council vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy.

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Erica Nanton was the only organizer able to participate in the public comment period during a city council meeting. Photo by Rick Majewski.
23 May 2018

No Cop Academy Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote On Funding Chicago Police Compound

The No Cop Academy coalition succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training compound in Chicago.

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