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If Chicago 2016 Olympics Happened, Police Brutality Would be a Global Security Issue

Ronda Lee | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Ronda Lee

The purpose of the Olympics is to "contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discriminatio...

Hillary Clinton's Two Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Why There Should Be Dem. Pres. Primaries in 2016 Hillary Clinton's momentum in the 2016 Presidential contest seems already to be unstoppable. Time Ma...

"The Battle For The Bid - One Year Later"

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A little more than one year after the October 2 decision to award the 2016 Olympic games to Rio, organizers of No Games Chicago will discuss what happ...

Will the Grass Roots Have a Horse in This Race?

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Who will be the champion of grass roots economic development, social justice, fully funding public education and reversing the trend towards privatizing everything in sight?

Why I'm in Switzerland (Trying to Meet the IOC)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

As far as we know, no other group of citizens has taken this journey to Switzerland and the heart of the Olympic movement to present their protests directly to the IOC in defiance of the leaders of their city's bid apparatus.

2016's Costs Revealed: City Took $75.9 Million In Cash Contributions For Olympic Bid

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officially closed the books on its Olympic dream today when it filed its final financial statement for the failed 2016 bid. Chicago 2016 Ch...

Chicago Summer Programs For Children Lose 35,000 Spots After Stimulus Funds Dry Up

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There will be 14 percent fewer slots for Chicago children in the city's various camps and other programs designed to keep young people off the streets...

U.S. Olympic Committee Won't Seek 2020 Summer Games After Chicago 2016 Failure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After the embarrassing failure of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games, the United States Olympic Committee has announced it won't put forward a ca...

I'd Love To Talk To You, But There's An Ongoing Investigation

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The Chicago Board of Education's reimbursement process has been shrouded in mystery ever since Michael Scott used his board credit card to take his wife to Copenhagen for the Olympic bash.

Daley: No Political Cost For Olympics Failure

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today said he doesn't think the city's Olympic bid defeat will have any impact on his popularity and that he hasn't decided yet wh...

Chicago 2016 Closing Up Shop, Laying Off 57 By End Of Month

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The organization that brought you all those banners, ads and fund-raising pitches for the 2016 Olympics in Chicago soon will pay the price for the cit...

Olympic Bid a No-Win Situation for Obama

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

But it is one hell of a leap to compare Obama's participation in Chicago's Olympic bid to his health care reform efforts.

Tom Tresser, No Games Chicago Founder, Plans Cook County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The man who helped thwart President Obama, Mayor Daley and the rest of Chicago's powerful Olympics proponents is setting his sights on a potentially t...

Conservatives Go for the Bronze

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

That conservatives have such a blind, ignorant, hot hatred for Barack Obama and for anything that isn't them, that they'll sell America down Grover Norquist's bathtub drain just to have their way.

Daley Sued Over Obama, Jarrett's Olympic Involvement

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A conservative watchdog group is suing Mayor Daley and the city for failing to turn over information about the Obama administration's involvement in C...

Chicago Olympics Bid Chief: No Way To Beat Rio

Chicago Tribune | Kathy Bergen and Philip Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago's campaign for the 2016 Summer Games went down in flames in the first round of voting, there was nothing more the city could have done ...

After Olympics Bust, What Will Come Of Chicago's Public Projects?

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Civic leaders are hoping transportation, community development and urban planning improvements will stay on track now that Chicago is not hosting the ...

What Happened in Copenhagen (When We Went to Influence the IOC -- Again)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

We had penetrated the multiple rings of security, outfaced the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee and stood our ground to deliver information that the mayor, the 2016 Committee and the entire business elite of Chicago didn't want to see and didn't want to acknowledge.

The Boss Who Micromanages

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Except for the brief period when President Obama was off the plane and talking to Olympic officials, he probably read, talked to advisers, and possibly caught a badly needed nap.

Lessons Learned From the Olympic Fiasco

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

If citizens want to be protected from bad government and further rip-offs, we are going to have to rise to a new level of involvement. I have little hope that our elected representatives will truly represent us.

Burned by the IOC, But Not by Burnham: Lessons From the Collapse in Copenhagen

Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Shaw

With or without Daley at the helm, it's time to make some other big plans that have the power to stir all of our souls.

Sam Stein

Bill Kristol Revels In Olympic Failure: Obama Acted Like A Bully (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives have let forth a torrent of glee over President Obama's failure to secure the Olympic games for Chicago despite a personal pitch in Cope...

Obama Told Olympics Trip Could Have Clinched Chicago's Bid: Jarrett

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the run-up to the Olympics vote, the White House was getting a clear message from the architects of Chicago's bid: Balloting would be tight, and a ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

This week, in the battle for the 2016 Olympics, the Brazilians waxed the star power of Oprah and the Obamas. Chicago was rejected on the first ballot, and conservatives couldn't contain their glee. I thought it was only the coasts that Republicans think are not part of the real America. Now it's the Midwest, too? I wonder how far their bizarre wish for America to fail would go: if the Windy City had gotten the Olympics, would Republicans have rooted against American athletes? Would chants of "USA! USA!" have been replaced by shouts of "Government-run sports is socialism!" and "Keep your hands off my high jump!"? One sure sign that a political party has completely lost its way is when it finds itself cheering that an American city will not be hosting the Olympics.

'Disappointed' Daley Makes First Public Comments Since Losing Olympic Bid

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About three hours after Chicago was eliminated from hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, Mayor Richard Daley made his first public statement, saying he was...