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Protesters March for Robin Hood Tax

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Protesters March for Robin Hood Tax

Advocates for a Chicago “Robin Hood Tax” marched through the LaSalle Street financial district on Monday chanting, “What is America going to be? Corporate greed or democracy?” Forty-one people were subsequently arrested after they blocked the entrances to the Chicago Board of Trade building, The protesters are demanding a financial transaction levy they say could […]

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Asian-American group speaks out against police brutality

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Asian-American group speaks out against police brutality

An Asian-American activist organization called last week on Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to fire three officers involved in raid at a West Town tanning salon in 2013. The Independent Police Review Authority recommended the officers’ suspensions in June in connection with the raid at the Copper Tan and Spa. They were caught on security […]

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Media and Law Enforcement Gather for Panel on Fraud

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Media and Law Enforcement Gather for Panel on Fraud

After undergoing surgery a few years ago, Jennifer Leach received a call claiming she overpaid her hospital bill and was eligible to receive compensation. It ended up being a scam and Leach said she is grateful she was able to recognize it as such. “I almost fell for it,” she said. Now Leach, who is […]

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Supporters March to “Free the Weed.”

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Supporters March to “Free the Weed.”

Supporters of marijuana legalization gathered and marched through downtown Chicago on May 2, carrying signs that read, “Free the Weed.” The Chicago Global Cannabis March was organized by Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or, NORML. The rally and march started at noon and took place at Daley Plaza, […]

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#ShutdownA14 Chicagoans Protest

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#ShutdownA14 Chicagoans Protest
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Video from Chicago’s #ShutDownA14 Protest

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Students and people of Chicago marched in downtown Chicago to stop murder by police. #ShutDownA14

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

The (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF) brings to audiences films that explore our current criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – the causes and drivers of over incarceration, and the for-profit industries that feed at this trough of human misery. See the work of young filmmakers as they examine how the justice […]

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