07 Mar 2019

#ChiMayor19—Episode 4: Ending Austerity For Chicago Public Schools

The fourth episode in Shadowproof’s limited podcast series on Chicago mayor’s race covers education, particularly austerity agenda bolstered by Rahm Emanuel

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by Media Convention Berlin on Flickr.
07 Mar 2019

Chelsea Manning Risks Jail To Fight WikiLeaks Grand Jury

Chelsea Manning will face a closed contempt hearing after refusing to testify before a grand jury that is investigating WikiLeaks.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo by Fibonacci Blue on Flickr.
06 Mar 2019

Outrage Pushes Democrats To Scrap Vote On Resolution Against Ilhan Omar

UPDATE: The House of Representatives passed a resolution on March 7 that was initially drafted in response to Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which is commonly known as the Israel lobby. It morphed considerably as a result of outrage from progressive Democrats and

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Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash
05 Mar 2019

Here Comes Another Round Of Excellent Freelance Reporting At Shadowproof

Shadowproof will soon publish another exciting round of freelance reporting, but we need your help to pay our writers a decent wage for their work.

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Destiny Harris, activist with No Cop Academy in Chicago. Photo via Bernie Sanders campaign livestream.
05 Mar 2019

Bernie In Chicago: From Civil Rights Era Activism To Present-Day Struggles Against Racism

At a campaign kick-off speech in Chicago, Bernie Sanders delivered a speech confronting systemic racism and racial aspects of economic inequality.

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Shashi Bellamkonda with CACI Chairman Dr. Jack London. Photo by Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr.
28 Feb 2019

Decade Of Attempts By CACI To Block Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit End As Judge Sets Trial Date

A private contractor has tried to prevent a lawsuit challenging their role in the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib a total of sixteen times. Now, the lawsuit against CACI Premier Technology, filed 13 years ago, finally has a date for a trial after a federal judge denied another motion

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28 Feb 2019

Backlash To Rahm Emanuel’s Education Record Impacts Chicago Mayor’s Race

Chicago voters made history by choosing two black women as top contenders for mayor. Both pledged to reverse Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education policy.

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27 Feb 2019

Listen To CNN Correspondent’s McCarthyist Interview With Rania Khalek And Maffick Media’s Chief Operating Officer

The above is audio of the full and uncut interview that CNN correspondent Drew Griffin conducted with journalist Rania Khalek and J. Ray Sparks, Maffick Media’s chief operating officer. Facebook suspended the pages of In The Now, a Russia-backed project that produces videos that cover climate change, history, politics, and

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Screenshot of Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at a CNN Town Hall.
26 Feb 2019

Why Bernie Sanders’ Statements On Venezuela Are Crucial To Efforts To Defeat Trump

If Sanders and like-minded Democrats expect to succeed in their “political revolution,” they have to boldly stand up to Trump’s regime change agenda in Venezuela.

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25 Feb 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Guns’ By Quelle Chris

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Quelle Chris is a Detroit-based indie rapper who is known for his eclectic brand of socially conscious hip-hop. In 2018, he and his partner Jean Grae released the well-received “Everything’s Fine,” which was one of the best protest albums

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