Tag Archives: Illinois

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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Goodwill sweatshops

Dozens of people gathered outside a resale store in Chicago to demonstrate against Goodwill Industries’ hiring disabled workers at steeply sub-minimum wages. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2012, Part 2

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 2 REVOLUTIONARY SYNDICALISM DISCUSSION CONTINUES The discussion article on “Revolutionary Syndicalism” (July-August N&L) reminds me of when it was considered a major force of revolution. There was a … Continue reading

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‘Let women speak!’

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: ‘Let women speak!’ Chicago—On Feb. 23 women’s health advocates gathered at 230 S. Dearborn downtown at 12:45 PM, in front of Senator Richard Durbin’s office to demon­strate support for women’s access … Continue reading

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Reverse convictions by tortured confessions

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Reverse convictions by tortured confessions Chicago—Twenty-four Black men are still in jail almost 40 years after the first allegations of torture were brought against the Chicago Police Department. In every case, … Continue reading

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Chicago city workers defy new thug mayor

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Chicago city workers defy new thug mayor Chicago—Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made no se­cret of his contempt for City workers and his desire to weaken their unions. His attitude was perfectly … Continue reading

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Occupy Chicago! Occupy Wall Street! Occupy Kalamazoo! Occupy the United States! Where do we go from here?

Update: This was an announcement of an event that is now past.  For articles on the topic, please see: ‘You can’t evict an idea whose time has come!’: The Occupy movement defies police state attacks and Occupy Wall Street strikes deep … Continue reading

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