16 Feb 2019

How CNN Led Facebook To Censor Pages Of Russia-Backed Video Company And Manufactured News Story

CNN went in search for a story about a Russian-funded digital media project that produces viral videos aimed at undermining American democracy. When CNN journalists could not find what they were looking for, they effectively manufactured the news by giving Facebook a pretext for removing the project’s pages used to

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12 Feb 2019

Chicago Activists Demand Candidates For Mayor Back Civilian Police Accountability

Reflecting on Chicago Police Department under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration, activists demand next mayor support police accountability.

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16 Jan 2019

US Army Documents Reveal Massive Support For ‘Long Road Home’ Miniseries, Possible Fraud At Military’s Entertainment Liaison Office

National Geographic miniseries, “Long Road Home,” received extensive military support. Pentagon bent its rules for assistance, potentially committing fraud.

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Chicago skyline. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
14 Jan 2019

How Megaprojects Perpetuate Income Inequality Is A Major Issue For Next Chicago Mayor

Reforming or scrapping the TIF process is one small piece re-imagining a Chicago, where economic development is centered on the needs of neighborhoods.

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18 Dec 2018

How We Define ‘Cheapest Health Care’ Radically Shapes Policy Discussions

How “cheapest” is defined in the context of health care has radically shaped health care policy in the past and will shape it in the future.

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Photo by SEARAC.org
17 Dec 2018

Trump Bullies Asian Countries Into Accepting Deported Refugees Who Fled After Vietnam War

The Trump administration is bullying Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos into accepting refugees with outstanding deportation orders, many of whom fled US wars.

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12 Dec 2018

Chicago Organizers Have Message For Next Mayor: Support People’s Agenda Or Face Resistance

As the 2019 race for mayor in Chicago heats up, community groups and activists have an opportunity to reshape the city in a more equitable fashion.

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Photo by Pictures Of Money on Flickr.
10 Dec 2018

Best Option For Funding Medicare For All May Be Employer Mandate

Voters have a clear preference for how to fund Medicare for All: requiring employers to purchase Medicare (or equivalent) coverage for their employees.

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04 Dec 2018

The Biggest Moments Of 2018 In The Fight For Universal Health Care

Even in the face of a fiercely conservative administration, universal health care took center stage in 2018 with the potential to dramatically improve the lives of more Americans than any other social program in our nation’s history. A publicly financed but privately delivered single-payer program, more popularly known as Medicare

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29 Nov 2018

Review: Documentary Connects Revolutionary Feminist Struggles In The Middle East

In August 2014, the women of the “Women’s Protection Units” (YPJ) captured the attention of the world when they helped rescue 50,000 people from a massacre by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq. The “Sinjar massacre,” as it has come to

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