We can rejoice that we no longer live in a world with Henry Kissinger. But we are still living with his blood-soaked legacy, which has turned the entire world into an endless battlefield.
Israel’s current massacre of Gaza is spawning a deep-seated solidarity with Palestine among a new generation around the globe. As we continue the solidarity struggle, we should understand the basics of Zionism, settler colonialism, imperialism and Palestinian resistance.
The people of Chicago stand with Palestine against Israel’s US-backed genocide, even if our elected representatives will not.
Hundreds of activists and organizers from a wide spectrum of struggles express solidarity with Palestine.
Jewish progressives condemn City Council for passing a resolution in support of Israel.
A member of Jewish Voice for Peace in Chicago argues for our responsibility not to stay silent in this historic moment of active genocide against Gaza.
A six-year-old Palestinian American child was murdered. A bloodthirsty media atmosphere and Chicago City Council’s pro-Israel resolution bear responsibility for dehumanizing Palestinians and normalizing calls for genocide.
Everyone deserves housing. GardaWorlds’s tent camps are carceral sites and an attack on us all.
The narrative of counterterrorism builds circuits of repressive policing and resistance from the West Bank to the West Side.
The City of Chicago yesterday announced a $29 million contract with a company known as “Canada’s Blackwater” to run tent camps for newly arrived asylum seekers. Meanwhile, a prominent and effective alternative based in dignity and care had to shut down for lack of city support. This is their story.
While elected officials plead scarcity, communities create and share means of collective survival with newly arriving asylum seekers in Chicago.
Modern policing has its origin in colonial violence. The University of Chicago has long played a part in cultivating, promoting, spreading, and normalizing the tools of such state violence.
Brandon Johnson’s meteoric rise to the mayor’s office inaugurates a new political period for Chicago. Winning necessary reforms going forward will require independent organizing and confrontation with the rich.
Both the Texas governor and Chicago’s outgoing mayor are framing refugees as a burden. But Chicago has the material resources and supports to welcome refugees if only officials would muster the political will.
Administrators at UIC have been implicated in a series of racist incidents aimed to limit free speech and political activism. Students for Justice in Palestine at UIC are demanding accountability.
The radical community being built and defended at the Weelaunee forest occupation is opening up new worlds. #StopCopCity is a lesson in solidarity as risk and responsibility.
Paul Vallas's record is utterly disastrous. Why do political figures and mainstream press seem to be united in whitewashing it?
Forest protectors in Atlanta are resisting the construction of “cop city” and the centuries of colonial violence it represents. In their struggle, all of our futures hang in the balance.
Chicago’s municipal elections are being fiercely contested by the business class and working people. If we hope to come out of this election stronger, we’ll need political clarity on the police, the machine, and our side’s source of power.
Conservatives like DeSantis can tolerate some Black history courses, but they fear an education that links struggles of the past with antiracist struggles today. That’s why they attacked the political agenda of African American Studies, and why it must be defended.
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.