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.
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.
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.
Paul Vallas's record is utterly disastrous. Why do political figures and mainstream press seem to be united in whitewashing it?
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.
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.
Legendary Irish socialist Eamonn McCann reflects on police abolition in Free Derry, the rapid and challenging dynamics of the movement, and humiliating the Brits.
A new book by Geo Maher makes a forceful case for the necessity of building strong communities that can abolish the police.
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?
Dorothy Holmes reflects on how her personal grief compels her to work toward collective justice.
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.
Thousands gathered October 2 to defend abortion access for all, from Texas to Chicago.
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.
Right-wing media has conjured a growing panic about critical race theory being taught in schools and universities. But what really scares them is a new generation questioning entrenched myths about capitalism and racial hierarchy.
Chicagoans have fought long and hard for police accountability, but the new ordinance is a step back for the movement and a win for Mayor Lightfoot. A sober assessment serves us better than claiming false victories.
A central strategy of the Palestinian struggle for liberation is rich with potential for abolitionist movements. It’s time to boycott, divest, and sanction the police.
Once slavery was abolished, capitalists rebuilt an industrialized South using a new form of racialized slavery: the convict lease system. It would take multi-racial insurrectionary action to ultimately abolish convict leasing.
From “race reductionism” to “dupes of Moscow.” many myths about Black radicalism and white supremacy still circulate today. In this roundtable, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Robin D. G. Kelley, and Barbara Smith provide an important counter.
Dorothy Holmes describes her fight for a special prosecutor and carrying forward the citywide struggle for an end to police violence.
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.