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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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22 May 2018

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Outnumbered’ By The HIRS Collective

“This is about women who you decided aren’t women. And you are wrong. I don’t give a shit what you think. But when you, or any of you, do anything to put the lives of trans women at risk… I will fight you.” The above quote is sampled in the

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
22 May 2018

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In June

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from journalists or writers for publication in June.

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President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Louise Linton, and Vice President Mike Pence. Source: White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tfRJzl87QA
21 May 2018

Neoliberal War Against Venezuela: US Refuses To Recognize Election, Imposes More Sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro won re-election in Venezuela, but the outcome did not matter to the United States and other countries that labeled them “illegitimate.”

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20 May 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 17: Israel’s Slaughter Of Protesters, Senate Confirms Gina Haspel

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the most recent massacre of dozens of protesters in Gaza by Israeli military forces. Khalek talks about the reaction to it and why it may have been different than what typically happens after Israeli violence. Gosztola and Khalek also talk about the milestone

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18 May 2018

Whistleblower Attorney Faces Lawsuit Alleging Defamation And Malicious Prosecution Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Prominent attorney for whistleblowers, Jesselyn Radack, faces a defamation and malicious prosecution lawsuit that alleges she filed and promoted false allegations of rape and sexual assault against Trevor Fitzgibbon. The lawsuit was filed on April 11 in a federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. An amended complaint [PDF]

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