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Editorial: Guantanamo detainees hungering for justice

Editorial: Guantanamo detainees hungering for justice

Dozens of men held indefinitely at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike, a non-violent form of resistance to injustice used  famously by Mahatma Ghandi in the fight for Indian independence and Bobby Sands in opposing British rule over Northern Ireland. Now, the United States is the target of a hunger […]

The Fever – A Play That’s Antidote to Holiday Madness?

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The Fever – A Play That’s Antidote to Holiday Madness?

Do our holidays revolve around more than scrambling for the best deal on the latest must-have device or the most unusual gift? For that matter, do our lives? Where does all this material comfort come from and what webs connect us to the unseen people whose labor has produced it? American Theatre magazine wrote about […]

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Videotaping = Trespass? Chicago Man Faces Jail For Use Of iPhone

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Videotaping = Trespass? Chicago Man Faces Jail For Use Of iPhone

Gregory Koger faces months in Cook County jail for “unauthorized use of an iPhone.” He attempted to videotape a peaceful statement by Sunsara Taylor opposing the censorship of her talk prior to a public event at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (EHSC) on Nov. 1, 2009. But he was grabbed by several police, dragged […]

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Guantanamo Comes to Main Street?

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Guantanamo Comes to Main Street?

Do you remember where you were as the clock approached midnight on the last night of 2011? President Obama was signing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has been described by a leading legal commentator as an “historic assault on American liberty.” The new law gives the president and the military the right to […]

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Political Disobedience vs. Revolution and Occupy: A Debate

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Political Disobedience vs. Revolution and Occupy: A Debate

The Occupy Movement has captured lots of attention, and there is an opportunity to learn more about the theory behind modern political movements from a couple of political thinkers. Check out Political Disobedience vs. Revolution: An Exchange and Debate on the Significance and Implications of the Occupy Movement. | Occupy Chicago. Friday, Dec. 2nd from […]

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