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.
City budgets are key targets of local organizing and Defund campaigns, but cities themselves are bound by much larger financial forces. A recent book by Destin Jenkins details how cities became trapped by banks and credit rating agencies intent on austerity and racism.
As DSA members prepare for their bi-annual convention this summer, the Sprout Slate in Chicago has emerged as a prominent contender. Rampant sat down with “the slate the uprisings produced” to discuss their thoughts on abolition, mutual aid, multiracial organizing and the future of the movement.
Dorothy Holmes describes her fight for a special prosecutor and carrying forward the citywide struggle for an end to police violence.
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.
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.
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.
This week Chicagoans have a chance to show up for a police torture survivor who is still suffering unjust incarceration.
Corporate polluters continue to make millions from Chicago city government contracts.
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.
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.