Defunding the police has been portrayed as a political liability, but a forthright condemnation of police violence has proven to be compelling.
Former hunger striker and aldermanic candidate Oscar Sanchez talks about building sustainable futures, violence de-escalation, and facilitating community involvement on the Southeast Side.
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.
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.
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.
Palestinian writer Yara Hawari speaks with the founders of Hajar Press on unity and fragmentation, joy and pain, and her novella, The Stone House.
Brekhna Aftab and Farhaana Arefin, founders of Hajar Press, speak with Palestinian writer Yara Hawari on cycles of dispossession, the beauty of oral history, and her novella, The Stone House.
Legendary Irish socialist Eamonn McCann reflects on police abolition in Free Derry, the rapid and challenging dynamics of the movement, and humiliating the Brits.
Rampant talked with members of the radical youth group Chi-RADs about their recent walkout, their ongoing struggle, and their vision for Chicago’s schools and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The heroic Palestinian struggle is the beating heart of the international revolution. Grasping the imperialist dynamics of Zionism and the region is essential for solidarity struggles.
No simple trick will organize Amazon. A Chicago Amazon worker speaks on how long-term relationships and trust have allowed rank-and-file workers to flex their power on the warehouse floor.
"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.
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 researcher of far-right activity discusses the forces behind the pro-Trump mob at the Capitol and the challenges ahead for combating a growing fascist movement.
Educators in North Carolina's Organize 2020 union caucus discuss how they are building membership and leadership through struggle.
A new study shows that Black people die at a higher rate in a normal year than the rate of white people dying from the pandemic this year. In this interview, the author of the research explains its significance.
Mutual Aid work in this Chicago neighborhood is forging new communities amid the pandemic and the antiracist rebellion. Rampant interviewed the organizers for a window into their ongoing project.
The recent rebellion in Philly against the police murder of Walter Wallace Jr. is rooted in struggles of the past and reflects the uprisings of the future.
African Americans have mobilized against the police to defend Black life since the 1960s and before. For this cycle of massive urban rebellion to succeed in changing the racist structures of society, it will require learning from this history and struggles abroad.