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The Greek Crisis Hits Chicago

The Greek Crisis Hits Chicago

Although Athens is nearly 5,500 miles away, the effects of the economic crisis in Greece reach all the way to Chicago in a variety of forms. Family, friends, dual citizenship and financial interests keep the eyes and ears of American Greeks turned anxiously east. When asked if  she had family or friends in Greece, Kyriaki Rotta, […]

Counter-Summit Discusses NATO’s Shortcomings

A coalition of organizations gathered at The People’s Church in Chicago Saturday to discuss options for a NATO-free future. Alejandro Villatoro of Iraq Veterans Against the War shared his story before the crowd, recalling his first deployment to Iraq in 2003. “From what I was told, Iraq was posing a threat to the United States,” […]

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Nurses Union Ditches Scrubs, Dons Robin Hood Hats for Protest

Nurses are among the many voices who spoke out against the NATO Summit in Chicago. “Our union really is more about being a social movement than just being a regular union that takes care of problems in the workplace,” said NNU Co-President Deborah Burger. They say they advocate for healthcare not warfare. “We have the […]

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A Week of Protest Ahead in Chicago

Occupy Chicago and a roster of aligned organizations announced on Thursday a wide range of activities leading up to next weekend’s NATO summit. Representatives for Occupy Chicago, The People’s Summit, The Mental Health Movement, Iraq Veterans Against the War, National Nurses United, the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda, Chicago Indymedia and The Barefoot […]

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Chicago Recycling Program Moves Forward

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Chicago Recycling Program Moves Forward

In an event comparable to Christmas morning, many Logan Square residents woke up last weekend to shiny new recycling bins at their doorsteps. While residents were very happy to receive the blue bins, many said they were dissatisfied with the long wait. “Just a few blocks north towards Belmont, people had theirs two years ago,” […]

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