Chicago Independent Television for October: CTU Strike, TIF/Hyatt Protest, Pussy Riot, anti-NATO voices, Iraq War protest, U.S.S. Maine
Chicago Independent Television is the monthly TV series of the Chicago Independent Media Center.
ON THE SHOW IN OCTOBER 2012:
Chicago Teachers Union Strike
This past month saw a historic strike by the Chicago Teachers Union in which they are demanding better conditions, sensible evaluations, and an end to school closings.
Protest: TIF Money for Schools, not for Hyatt
In a related event, Chicagoans protested the construction of an expensive new hotel in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood at the expense of using those funds to help area schools. We'll join the protest and learn more in this segment:
Pussy Riot Solidarity Protest
Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group known as Pussy Riot were given a two-year prison sentence for what amounted to a peaceful act of civil disobedience. The women's imprisonment has spurred worldwide expressions of solidarity including this protest in Chicago:
Grassroots voices against NATO
Our next segment features a number of grassroots voices against NATO around the time of the 2012 Chicago NATO summit.
Iraq War 9th Anniversary Protest
Though combat operations in Iraq have officially ended, the U.S. is still involved in questionable military efforts around the world which continues to draw protests here at home. In this segment, we'll visit with activists who organized a Chicago antiwar protest in March.
Remember the Maine
One activist reflects on the historic incident of the U.S.S. Maine and its modern parallels at Chicago's Pritzker Military Library.
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