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.
A new book by Amitav Ghosh explores the beauty, terror, and agency of non-human entities. Sustaining and rebuilding these relationships will be necessary to resist colonialist omnicide.
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.
Behind the climate chaos eclipsing our future is a corporation and their disastrous pipeline project. Stopping Line 3 must become the immediate focal point of all our struggles for a different, better world.
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.
Capitalist competition and greed lie at the heart of the power outages causing desperation across the state.
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.
Community organizers stand up to a toxic polluter and city officials who continue to practice environmental racism on Chicago’s Southeast side.
The recent demolition of a smokestack in Little Village has exposed vast disparities in city environmental priorities. The demolition is only the latest explosion in a long history of environmental racism and private-sector handouts in Chicago.
Alderman George Cardenas introduced a resolution declaring a climate emergency in Chicago. He helped create the emergency in his own ward.