Former hunger striker and aldermanic candidate Oscar Sanchez talks about building sustainable futures, violence de-escalation, and facilitating community involvement on the Southeast Side.
Like others before him, aldermanic hopeful Mueze Bawany has come under attack by those seeking to discredit the Palestine solidarity movement. As Israel escalates its violent occupation, our side has to reject the false frameworks of the liberal establishment, even in Chicago’s municipal elections.
In the aldermanic race for Chicago’s 50th Ward, Mueze Bawany lays out his vision for a community built around belonging, organizing, and a future for youth.
Aldermanic candidate Victoria "Vicko" Alvarez aims to put the community in charge of governing Chicago’s southwest side 15th ward. But as a socialist, Alvarez hasn’t lost sight of the need to restructure the larger systems that disenfranchised us in the first place.
In the wake of the police murder of a forest defender in Atlanta, Chicago leaders just unveiled the completed “cop academy.” These cop cities are training grounds for police violence and must be dismantled to restore a world where life is precious.
Revolution, or the need to smash the capitalist state, has been dismissed and avoided by many who claim to want a liberated world. But any responsible approach to overcoming capitalism must grapple with the need to dismantle the capitalist state and replace it with our own democratic institutions from below.
Despite their progressive branding, Howard Brown Health's labor practices and union busting layoffs show how thin their commitment to caring for the LGBTQ community is. This week, unionized healthcare workers are going on strike to fight back.
Workers at the Field Museum are building community, camaraderie, and power by organizing a union. Several workers share their stories and why they are joining the cultural worker unionization wave.
Railroad workers fought hard for their well-deserved rights, and rejected a garbage contract from their bosses. Then Democrats in Congress, including AOC and almost the whole Squad, voted to force through the bosses’ contract offer and block the mounting strike.
Capitalism relies on states to create profits, guarantee the functioning of markets, and cheapen labor through violence. Overthrowing capitalism will mean confronting and dismantling prisons, policing, borders, and the military. It’s time we talk about smashing the state.
The city of Chicago was built upon the settler colonial dispossession of Indigenous peoples and lands. That history of conflict, violence, and struggle continues into the present.
After years of understaffing and poor compensation during multiple pandemics, strike-ready nurses at Howard Brown Health just won a huge victory. Howard Brown workers discuss their campaign and the significance of their struggle.
A network of rank-and-file workers describe their campaign to rid their trade union of cops and prison guards.
Two Chicago activists who recently disrupted a Catholic Mass explain why defending reproductive rights requires going on the offensive.
The new book from Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, Elite Capture, diagnoses a key dynamic of contemporary politics and rekindles the world-changing ambitions of the left.
Cops in Uvalde, like cops everywhere, were never meant to protect us. It’s time we start protecting our communities by getting rid of police altogether.
A new report exposes the “Israel Institute” as an extensive propaganda operation that gives cover to brutal Israeli state violence and capitalizes on the oppression of Palestinians in the service of the Israeli military and security industry.
Abortion and transgender healthcare are under attack by the same forces and from the same playbook. A deep dive into our shared movement histories shows that our resistance movements will only be victorious if they are united.
A Starbucks worker shares lessons from their store’s successful union vote, and debunks the union-busting lies coming from Starbucks corporate.
The Caucus of Rank and File Educators emerged from a bitter battle against big business plans to destroy public education. By transforming the CTU into a fighting union, CORE teachers have led the struggle to create the schools all teachers and students deserve.
Chicago pension funds are currently invested in massive weapons manufacturers. But community investments are not only better political options, they make more financial sense.
Social media platforms are key parts of the public square, and ought to be democratically controlled as public utilities. Billionaires and corporations were never allies in efforts to create free and democratic spaces.
A diary of worker organizing against COVID denial and disposability in a suburban public library, where bosses would rather prevaricate, pontificate, and condescend than admit how much depends on front-line staff.
So what’s up with NATO? Dissenters answers some fundamental questions about NATO, and what role the alliance has played in the war on Ukraine.