A new report exposes the “Israel Institute” as an extensive propaganda operation that gives cover to brutal Israeli state violence and capitalizes on the oppression of Palestinians in the service of the Israeli military and security industry.
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.
Chicago pension funds are currently invested in massive weapons manufacturers. But community investments are not only better political options, they make more financial sense.
A diary of worker organizing against COVID denial and disposability in a suburban public library, where bosses would rather prevaricate, pontificate, and condescend than admit how much depends on front-line staff.
A major polluter was dead set on opening a metal shredding facility in the middle of a working class neighborhood on Chicago’s Southeast Side. It looked like a done deal until community resistance forced the city to prioritize people over profit.
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.
With the legality of abortion hanging by a thread, we cannot accept lowered expectations. We need all our rights in every state.
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.
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.
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 leader in Chicago’s fight to fund public mental health care reflects on the ongoing work to right the city’s upside-down priorities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers are fake abortion clinics and use creepy manipulation tactics to coerce people into having babies, all while dodging federal taxes and regulations. Here’s what you need to know about them.
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.
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.
Over the past couple weeks, multiple attacks on Chicago abortion clinics show that it’s do-or-die time for abortion access in America. Defending and expanding reproductive rights depends on grassroots mobilizing.