A Syrian activist describes her struggle to free her father and other political prisoners arrested and disappeared by the Assad regime for the simple act of protesting for freedom.
The New Deal wasn’t won by cozying up to congresspeople, but by workers’ disruptive mass strikes and social mobilizations. We cannot forget that in the Biden era.
Ma’Khia Bryant deserved a long, thriving life, period. While some have pointed to the circumstances of her murder in order to cast doubt on her right to live, none of these equivocations even have a basis in crisis intervention experience.
Bones discovered in 1989 revealed the gruesome history of eugenics, experimentation, and murder at the Dunning facility in Chicago. Far from an aberration, the brutality of white supremacy was integral to Chicago’s past, showcased at the famous World's Fair that put Chicago on the map.
A Chicago cop put a bullet in a thirteen-year-old child, and many are spinning narratives laced with typical racist dehumanization in an attempt to obscure this fact. It’s the cops who should be under the spotlight, disbanded, and abolished.
Palestinian liberation is intimately tied to the liberation struggles of the entire region. Palestine’s dynamic interdependence with the revolutionary struggle against Assad in Syria has important lessons.
Reading Indigenous literature matters because Indigenous people matter. The organizer of a powerful reading group on Indigenous and Black stories and histories reflects on their ongoing experience.
Mutual aid efforts during Chicago’s brutal winter saved the lives of many residents who were willfully neglected by City Hall and attacked by the police. The polar vortex mutual aid effort shows the importance of mutual aid as a site of class struggle.
Our understanding of innocence, guilt, victims, and criminals shapes the worlds we are able to build. New books by Mariame Kaba and Harsha Walia pry open political possibilities.
The genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar led many refugees to settle in Chicago. Now, as mass protests roil their home country, Rohingya human rights advocate Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque speaks to his community’s harrowing experience and the current revolt.
Disreputable writers and outlets, often operating under the aegis of “independent journalism” with purportedly “leftwing” views, are spreading corrosive propaganda and disinformation that aims to strip Syrians of political agency.
This week Chicagoans have a chance to show up for a police torture survivor who is still suffering unjust incarceration.
Mutual aid has strengthened relationships and expanded our movement. Socialists should embrace mutual aid efforts as we fight for a society rooted in solidarity.
Corporate polluters continue to make millions from Chicago city government contracts.
In an era of permanent war, rebuilding a movement against US imperialism will require rethinking our long-held strategies.
Don’t get it twisted: Biden’s stimulus is a bid to buoy corporate profits disguised in claims of a dramatic historic shift for workers.
The City of Chicago has failed to keep people safe from toxic polluters during the pandemic.
"We're not sitting around waiting for anyone to recognize us as a union in order to be or act as a union." An Amazon worker in Chicago talks to Rampant about what it will take to unionize the behemoth.
Workers at Uptown’s beloved Vietnamese restaurant Tank Noodle shouldn’t be left holding the bag for their Trump-loving bosses’ malfeasance.
To launch our new website, Rampant editors invite contributions and reflect on the first year publishing revolutionary politics, Chicago style.
Biden’s proposal for immigration reform isn’t designed to free migrants trapped in danger or detention. It’s not even designed to pass.
Capitalist competition and greed lie at the heart of the power outages causing desperation across the state.
Seven days ago a group of activists started a hunger strike to fight to stop the city from allowing a toxic General Iron metal shredder from being built on Chicago’s Southeast Side.
A teacher and CTU member makes the case for rejecting the unsafe reopening plan put forward by CPS and building on the brave actions that teachers have taken to reach this point.