Illinois

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

February 22, 2019

Oil and gas industry-backed law, on books as model legislation for corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, moving through several states in early 2019

Delinquent $13.8 Billion Pipeline Company Receives Minor Fine For Major Oil Spill

March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year…

Sanders Now Leading in Illinois, Says He Doesn’t Want the Endorsement of Rahm Emanuel

March 14, 2016

Kari Lydersen, author of Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, says Sanders is tapping into popular anger against the corporate Democrat who has longstanding ties to the Clintons

New Revelations in 30,000 Strong Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike

March 7, 2014

Former inmate Gregory Koger and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Alexis Agathocleous discuss the progress since Pelican Bay hunger strike and the merits of solitary confinement as torture

Unions in America

January 26, 2014
Jennifer Klein: Despite the legal precedent which established a union’s right to require new employees to pay a fair share, it’s alarming that SCOTUS would even take up such a case

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

August 8, 2013
Demonstrators Crash ALEC convention in Chicago, a city impacted by the privatization of public schools

Students and Teachers Defend Education

July 22, 2013
Austerity deepens in Chicago this year with the firing of more than 3,000 total school staff after closing 50 schools