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Occupy Chicago vs. Occupy Istiklal

The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago.

On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have gathered to oppose efforts by the government to track […]

Three Regional Rallies Against Surveillance Put Protest in Reach for Most of USA

At 11:30 am Eastern Time this morning, I’ll be outside Union Station in Washington, DC to help kick off a national demonstration against massive unconstitutional surveillance by the U.S. military and Department of Justice. If all goes well, there will be no way for you to find me; I hope to be lost in a […]

Americans Shrug Their Shoulders At New iPhones

What the engineers of the iPhone 5S have done is like slapping a fingerprint sensor lock on the front door of a house, while leaving the side door and garage doors unlocked, and a first floor window open. Intelligent people who are looking to communicate securely are not going to do it using an iPhone. […]

Is Chief Justice John Roberts Right? Is Pervasive Racial Discrimination in the USA Really a thing of the Past?

Writing the 5-4 majority opinion of the Supreme Court on June 25, 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts declares that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer necessary to prevent voting discrimination on the basis of race in the United States because times have changed and racial discrimination is no longer the problem […]

GOP Illinois Congressional Candidate Suggests Family Is Only For Christians

“I stand by my principles as a Christian man, and will govern to the best of my ability by those standards,” says Paul McKinley, but where does that leave the rather sizeable minority of residents of the 2nd district of Illinois who are not Christian? […]

Robin Kelly Appears Unconcerned About Environmental Issues

Her disregard for environmental concerns on the campaign trail suggests that at best, Robin Kelly would have little to contribute on environmental issues. At worst, she may turn out to be another Democratic politician who is willing to support the fossil fuel industry’s polluting “All Of The Above” policy of continuing the drilling for and burning of methane and crude oil. […]

Green Party Presidential Candidate Joins Chicago Anti-NATO Protests

Jill Stein will be out on the Chicago streets as part of the anti-NATO protests starting today and through the weekend. That’s the kind of presidential campaigning we liberals can appreciate. […]

Join The Chicago Protest Against NATO

Planning for huge protests outside this month’s NATO summit have already begun. Find out how you can participate. […]

Occupy Protests Spring Back on April 7 2012

Indicator #1 that the “dead” Occupy movement isn’t dead: 133 arrests in the last month alone.

Indicator #2: just use your eyes.

Follow the hashtag #TakeTheSpring to learn more.

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Good Riddance, Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel’s politics brought the Democratic Party surging forward in 2006 and 2008, but that burst of energy was like what comes after a snort of cocaine. […]

Andy Thayer Speaking on the Fierce Urgency of Now Outside Obama HRC Speech (Video and Transcript)

On October 10, 2009, as President Barack Obama was preparing to deliver a speech to the invited DC Beltway audience of a Human Rights Campaign gala, Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network of Chicago spoke outside in Mount Vernon Square. His remarks were directed at those who have asked, “Why not be patient? Why […]