Today marks twenty years since the extralegal torture facility Guantánamo Bay was opened. It is time to close the base and begin repairing the harm to its victims and their families.
Lightfoot’s school lockout has been an embarrassing circus every step of the way, but the CTU is offering a responsible path forward to keep kids safe, argues a Chicago teacher.
As a Chicago Public School parent, I fully support the teachers fighting to protect our communities during the Omicron surge.
Moves by the Biden administration to include Israel in the US Visa Waiver Program validate Israel's racist policies.
For twenty years, Chicago has made Boeing rich by destroying working communities. This year, Chicago has a chance to end the deal with the war profiteer.
The first Palestinian exhibit at Chicago’s Art Institue offers a portal into another world and presents an unnerving, urgent call to resistance.
Retailers have entered a full-fledged panic about organized looting during the holidays. But how much of that looting is real? And more importantly, who cares?
While Chicago’s housing market heats up, many people will be facing the cold winter without a house. That’s because housing is not treated as a human need, but an investment opportunity.
A new book by Geo Maher makes a forceful case for the necessity of building strong communities that can abolish the police.
A leader in Chicago’s fight to fund public mental health care reflects on the ongoing work to right the city’s upside-down priorities.
Now is not the time to despair, but to fight like our lives depend on it.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer and a white supremacist. What kind of nurse will he be, and what can other nurses do about it?
The Israeli siege has made daily life in Gaza a particular kind of nightmare. Here, a Palestinian mother speaks about her grim experience, as well as the hopes that sustain her.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on how her personal grief compels her to work toward collective justice.
Chicago’s new city budget has achieved some limited gains, but at the steep costs of massive police funding and the risk of bolstering Lightfoot’s grip on power. The socialist left needs a new strategic approach to set its own terms in the future.
The anti-abortion movement has been appropriating social justice language in an attempt to reach new audiences. Their misogyny will only flourish unless we make it clear that abortion is not just about choice, but class struggle.
A Black graduate student at Illinois State University, Jelani Day, went missing on August 25. His body was found in a river near a modern-day racist sundown town, and the official story doesn’t add up.
Police have enthusiastically adopted a new means to endanger the public by rallying against vaccine mandates—and they're gathering support.
Thousands gathered October 2 to defend abortion access for all, from Texas to Chicago.
Several socialist elected officials refused to oppose Israel’s brutal settler colonialism when it counted. It's time we talk seriously about the implications for socialist strategy on the ground.
In 1960s Chicago, organizations of poor white people rejected racism and threw in their lot with the Black Panthers and Young Lords to fight for collective liberation. Their story is rich with lessons for today.
Communities demand inclusive, antiracist, comprehensive sexual education, in and beyond Chicago Public Schools.
Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline extension is bringing disaster to our environment. The fight to stop it has to take place on multiple fronts, from Minnesota to the streets of Chicago.
Three months after Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and forced displacement of Palestinian families evoked massive worldwide protests, Reps Jamaal Bowman and Ilhan Omar cast deciding votes to fund more Israeli bombs and apartheid. Why?