Chicago Independent Television for April: Uptown antipoverty protest, Chicago TIFs, Minnesota oil pipeline, IL NORML update
Chicago Independent Television is the monthly TV series of the Chicago Independent Media Center.
ON THE SHOW IN APRIL 2013:
Chicago protest against pro-poverty efforts of Uptown alderman
This is a report from the Chicago neighborhood of Uptown, about a protest against Alderman James Cappleman and his efforts to stop programs that help the homeless.
Chicagoans shine a light on secretive Tax Increment Financing
The Chicago Tax Increment Financing program, or TIF program, diverts public tax money into secret accounts controlled by city government. Efforts in Chicago are underway to shine a light on the program, as we'll learn in this segment.
Red Lake Indian Nation opposes controversial Minnesota oil pipeline
Here's are two segments about efforts in northern Minnesota to oppose a controversial oil pipeline on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Illinois NORML Update
This is an update from Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
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