10 Apr 2019

Pentagon Contracts Show US Army Subsidized Production Of National Geographic’s ‘Long Road Home’

Production assistance agreements released by the Defense Department show the United States military used taxpayer money to subsidize part of the production of the National Geographic series, “The Long Road Home,” and a companion documentary.

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Photo by Claudette Begin, CUE Teamsters Local 2010, via Flickr.
04 Apr 2019

Anti-Union University Administrations Fight Surge In Graduate Student Worker Organizing

Since the National Labor Relations Board ruled graduate student workers at private universities can unionize, a surge in organizing has faced persistent union-busting.

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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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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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