Tag Archives: Chicago

From New York to Ferguson, stop killer cops!

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Reports of demonstrations in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Oakland, Los Angeles. Read the Chicago report here: From New York to Ferguson, stop killer cops!

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Disabled demand services from DHS/DRS

Chicago ADAPT, along with Community Alliance and Northside Action For Justice, held an action at the offices of the Department of Human Services, which also houses the office of the Department of Rehabilitation Services because of the conflicting and confusing information we were getting from the state heads of human services versus the various DRS offices throughout Illinois. Continue reading

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Third anniversary of the Syrian Revolution

Two busloads of people from Chicago joined thousands gathered in Washington on March 15 to mark the third anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. Continue reading

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Stop the spies and lies

200 youths of all races gathered at the Norwalk Fusion Center on the First National Day of Protest. Protests were also held in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, San Francisco and Oakland. Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day rally

Report on a rally in Chicago for Equal Pay Day. Continue reading

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Fukushima protest

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate in Chicago on the third anniversary of the first meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant at Fukushima. The purpose of the protest was to shine a spotlight on the continuing crisis: that radiation continues to be released into the water and into the air, despite the efforts of workers who at risk of life and health are quickly acquiring lifetime doses of radiation. Continue reading

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Revolt and retrogression at home

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2014-2015: From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy. II. Revolt and retrogression at home. A. Women under attack. B. Many dimensions of revolt Continue reading

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Handicap This! March-April 2014

Cops beat deaf man in Hawthorne, Calif.; Assad’s forces torment man with Down Syndrome in Syria; South Carolina abuses mentally ill prisoners; disabled Chicago woman illegally evicted. Continue reading

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Legislators let us down

People shared stories about their experiences with Medicaid, the minimum wage, disability rights, and talked about the importance of seeing the human side of issues. The only things the legislators would say was that “revenues were the problem.” Continue reading

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Down with ALEC!

Close to 2,000 people rallied in Chicago against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Continue reading

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