Let Them Eat Wall

Frigid temperatures didn’t stop federal workers and others from showing up to Federal Plaza in Chicago on Thursday to protest the continuing shutdown of the government over President Donald Trump’s border wall. The shutdown, which began before Christmas, entered its 22nd day on Saturday, and is now the longest in American history. “Federal workers and…

Christmas in Trumpland: The Biloxi Rally

It’s 4 days until Christmas which means the war on Christmas is in high form. Donald Trump, Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media has been in full force going after supposed claims of people being too politically correct around this highest of high religious days. First there was the gingerbread man according…

Over 300 arrested at Senate offices during #CancelKavanaugh sit in

Chanting “No to Kavanaugh” over the megaphones, one by one they were pulled from the floor and arrested. Zach D. Roberts / NationofChange / News Report – Originally published on October 5, 2018 Today was a journey for the protesters that have been showing up daily to say no to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh…

‘They want to undo the #Metoo Movement:’ The people unite against Kavanaugh

Three hundred similar gatherings took place across the country, according to the organizers, including a wide number of groups like the Women’s March, ACLU and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Zach D. Roberts / NationofChange / News Report/Originally published  October 4, 2018 As I write this Wednesday night, the FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh is concluding…

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…

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…

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…

[Photos] March For Our Lives in Washington DC

Last Saturday NationofChange.org sent me to Washington DC to cover what would end up being one of the largest protests in American history.  800,000 students, parents and just plain Americans took to the nations Capitol to make their feelings known on the governments inability to work towards reasonable gun reform. They made a lot of…