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Video: Chicago cop opens fire on black teens in car

A dashboard camera video recorded in December 2013 and recently acquired by the Chicago Reporter shows a police officer firing a gun more than 12 times into a car filled with black teenagers.

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Behold the Mighty Power of Edward Snowden!

The power of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is so great that prosecutors in a Chicago trial are specifically asking that his name not be mentioned in court.

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Chicago Fast-Food Workers to Rally, June 6, as Momentum for $15 Grows

From the newswire: "With fast-food workers in New York and St. Louis poised to win $15/hr, cooks and cashiers will protest outside a [Chicago] McDonald’s on Saturday, June 6 to support those workers and to intensify their own calls for $15 and union rights here in Chicago."

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Encouraging signs at Cook County Jail

A psychologist will now lead Cook County Jail, and financial grants are being allotted for restorative rather than punitive measures.

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Moral Bankruptcy Of Chicago's Elites

Forbes magazine, of all places, has written a scathing indictment of the Emanuel administration, the politics of pay-to-play, and the widening class chasm in the city of Chicago.

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Thousands of Fast Food Workers To Wage Largest-Ever Protest at McD's Shareholder Meeting

McDonald's is slated to hold its shareholders' meeting this week, bringing with it a sizable protest of McDonalds' cooks and cashiers, calling for higher wages.

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May Day 2015: Chicago Activists get Cease-and-Desist Order

Happy May Day 2015. An organizer received a cease-and-desist order from the Chicago police. All the more reason to take part in today's activities.

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Protests for Apr. 27 - Freddie Gray solidarity, LGBT rights at Supreme Court

Among the protests in Chicago scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2015 - one in solidarity with popular uprisings against police violence in Baltimore, another in solidarity with Supreme Court arguments being heard over same-sex marriage rights.

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@WLUW removes From The Trenches from broadcast schedule

Nearly 14 years to the day after its first broadcast on Chicago radio station WLUW, From The Trenches (Chicago Indymedia's monthly radio show) has been removed from the station's lineup. See also.

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Protests afoot against unjust evictions and against Boeing

It promises to be a busy day (Monday, April 26, 2015) -- with protests afoot against unjust evictions and with protests against Boeing at their stockholders' meeting.

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From The Trenches for March: McChesney on Activism, Timuel Black on Civil Rights

The March episode of From The Trenches is now online, featuring an interview with activist and scholar Robert McChesney, and a discussion with longtime civil rights activist Timuel Black.

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CHA Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars With Massive Waitlist

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From The Trenches radio for February 2015 now online

The February 2015 episode of From The Trenches (Chicago Indymedia's monthly radio show) is now online, featuring an extended segment of a 2015 Chicago Mayoral Forum.

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Chicago police maintain abuse-laden interrogation site on west side

In an explosive revelation timed to Chicago's local elections, the Guardian of London reports that the Chicago police maintain an abuse-laden so-called "black site", for interrogating suspects.

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From the Trenches radio for January now online

The January 2015 episode of From The Trenches, Chicago Indymedia's monthly radio program, is now online. This episode features a pair of panels from the 2014 Chicago Book Expo on the Chicago Teachers' Union strike of 2012, and on the transition from Nixon to Reagan.

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Illinois Appellate Court Gives Occupy Chicago Big Lump of Coal for Christmas

On December 23, Occupy Chicago got a big lump of coal for Christmas when the Illinois Appellate Court overturned the finding of unconstitutionality against some 300 arrestees affiliated with Occupy Chicago amidst the attempted takeover(s) of Grant Park in October 2011.

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Chicago Artists Take Over Red Line Train with #BlackLivesMatter Protest

On December 22, more than 100 artists took over a Chicago Transit Authority red line train with a #BlackLivesMatter protest.

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Chicago Police Department Upholds Culture of Impunity

In an investigation from October that has particular resonance today, Truthout investigates the culture of impunity among Chicago police.

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