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…

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…

Stoneman Douglas Gets Clear Backpacks – It’s Clear They Don’t Like Them

Since we as a society won’t do anything substantial to prevent school shootings school administrators usually just end up punishing students. It was that way at my Upstate NY high school after Columbine. Not much has changed in the nearly 20 years since. This week Stoneman Douglas Students received donated clear backpacks. The use of…

[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…

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…

The International Association of Chiefs of Police Comes to Philadelphia

Photos and text by: Danielle Corcione The International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference began on Saturday, October 22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Approximately 14,000 are expected to attend the conference until it ends on Tuesday the 24. Local activists and organizers came together for a weekend of oppositionary protests, called Disrupt…