Chicago Anti-Violence Activists Shut Down Lake Shore Drive

Chicago anti-violence activists shut down Lake Shore Drive Thursday afternoon before marching to Wrigley Field to draw attention to gun violence, crime, and other issues afflicting resource-starved neighborhoods in the city. “There are too many killings in Chicago, there are too many police-involved killings in Chicago,” said Tio Hardiman, one of the demonstration’s organizers. “It’s…

So You’re Covering a Protest – Here’s the SH*T You Need

“Charlottesville changed everything” is a continual mantra of reporters that don’t actually get into the fray too often – but those of us who covered Ferguson and other actions before – know that it’s been like this for a while. I’ve been covering protests of all kinds for about 18 years now and have seen…

I’m Sorry To Bother You – But, There’s a Film You Need To See

I’m going to cut to the chase with this review. Boots Reilly’s premiere feature length film is fucking fantastic.  It’s the sort of film that only comes maybe once a decade – an independent film that is funny, well-acted, and creative in a way that I can’t remember seeing since Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. Except that…

VisuNews Podcast: Twitter Bans and Melting ICE

Welcome to episode 14 of the Visu.News podcast. We are one year and 167 days into the Donald J Trump presidency. This week co-founder and journalist Aaron Cynic and myself are chatting with Danielle Corcione about getting banned from social media sites, and the growing fight to abolish ICE. Quick footnote, Danielle was booted off…

Philly Takes on ICE

    Photos by Danielle Corcione Ed note: This photo series was originally published in published on the Philadelphia Partisan on July 3rd, 2018. Nearly 30 people were arrested in the action. In a press release Philly Socialists stated: “We have concrete demands on the city and state to terminate cooperation with ICE. ICE has access…

The NRA Brings the Fear to Dallas

[This post was originally published at NationofChange.org] It’s another year, and another National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (NRAAM). I’ve been going to the NRA meetings for four years now. I started going out of curiosity, the way most of my work in journalism begins. It was a way to see how the other half lives,…

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…