Chicago Marches For May Day

Hundreds rallied and marched in Chicago Tuesday to commemorate May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. May Day, which sees millions of workers and others march across the globe, has deep roots in Chicago. Workers in the late 19th century—many of them immigrants—built a movement demanding an eight-hour workday, better working conditions, and changes in…

Video: Vermin Supreme at AmRen 2018 Protest

Co-Founder Aaron Cynic was in Burns, Tennessee this weekend to cover protests of AmRen, an annual gathering of white supremacists in a local state park. While there he caught up with artist, activist, and presidential candidate Vermin Supreme, who talked about why he traveled to stand with anti-racists and anti-fascists, the dystopian police presence, and…

Chicago Rallies For Stephon Clark

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Chicago Monday evening in response to the shooting of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento, California, along with the hundreds of others killed by police. “It’s 2018 people. It’s 2018 and young black people, young queer people, young brown people, young immigrants, and people who are not so old are…

Tens of Thousands of Chicagoans Join the March For Our Lives

Tens of thousands of Chicagoans joined the millions around the nation for the “March For Our Lives,” a youth-led movement calling for stricter regulations in the wake of a seemingly never-ending series of mass shootings across the country. “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who…

Chicago Students Join The National Walk Out Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students in Chicago and across Illinois joined millions of other young people that walked out of their classrooms Wednesday as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Walkouts in Chicago began as early as 8:00 a.m., with many timed for 17 minutes – one for each student that was killed at the…

Chicago Unions Rally For International Women’s Day

Hundreds rallied at the Thompson Center in the Chicago Loop to celebrate International Women’s Day and call for equal pay and respect for women on the job. “I’m fighting for a future where my children and grandchildren don’t have to worry about harassment on the job,” Genoveva Ramirez, a janitor and member of the Service…

New Lawsuit Demands Records Regarding Chicago’s Amazon Bid

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed Thursday against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office seeks “full records” regarding to the City’s bid to be selected to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters. The lawsuit seeks copies of “any and all communications between the Mayor’s office and Amazon,” a copy of the bid submitted in…

Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For the Chicago Women’s March

More than 300,000 people packed the Chicago Loop on Saturday to rally and march for women’s rights and to galvanize people to head to the polls in 2018. The event was one of more than 350 planned worldwide over the weekend of January 20th and 21st, and for many locations, the second Women’s March that…

Second City Workers Rally To Support Union Organization

Workers at Second City – Chicago’s premier comedy theater – will vote the week of November 13th on the formation of a union. Hospitality workers at the theater began efforts to unionize in July as a way to both raise wages and secure more fair procedures for promotions, raises, and scheduling. Workers and their supporters,…