CIMC Alerts Blog
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.
The class action lawsuit over police beatings, the reported police espionage on Chicago activists, the largest-ever wrongful conviction settlement in U.S. history -- it's not been a good day for the Chicago police.
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.
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.
In solidarity with actions across America against the police-caused violence in Ferguson and New York City, protesters on Saturday, December 13th have swarmed downtown Chicago in protest. Reports say that dozens have been arrested. Follow the action on Twitter: #millionsmarchchi.
At December 10th, at 5:30pm at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue, activists will hold a protest highlighting connections between violence in the United States and violence by the U.S. outside its borders.
South side youth activists who had been pressuring for south side trauma centers for years achieved one key intermediate goal this week when the University of Chicago trauma center announced it would increase its age limit up to age 18.