Chicago charter school educators are poised to strike. Their unionization and militant organizing show how teachers around the country can fight corporate education reform.
Rachel Johnson is a writer based in Chicago. She holds a master's degree in US history from Northwestern University.
Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who shot Laquan McDonald sixteen times, has been found guilty of murder. It’s a major victory for Chicago activists and the broader movement against police brutality.
Right-wing billionaire Richard DeVos, who died at ninety-two last week, tried to cover up his life’s record — pioneering the cruel pyramid scheme Amway, attacking organized labor, fighting LGBTQ equality — with philanthropy. But he should be remembered as a bigoted con artist.
Stephen Miller’s heinous proposal draws on a long, bipartisan history of weaponizing welfare against immigrants.
Nurses in Vermont are on strike not just for better pay, but for a system that puts patients over profits.