On Friday, April 25, 2014, the three young men dubbed the NATO 3 -- Brent Betterly, Jared Chase and Brian Jacob Church -- received sentences for the offenses of "mob action" and "possession of an incendiary device with intent to commit arson."
One of the latest projects of Occupy Chicago, Occupy Freedom School aims to provide an alternative to the Chicago Public School system, as well as free classes to community members of any age.
One month after the NATO summit, what have we learned? A new generation of youth who did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold War are beginning to ask questions about NATO, and the demonstrations offered them potent answers.
Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.
When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?
Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with the light from above. For all who sang that song from the heart after Sept. 11, the Occupy Movement was part of God's answer to that prayer.
While the cloistered glitz of the NATO summit and the publicized gore of the anti-NATO protests left an indelible mark on those who participated in these events, to most the NATO summit was unremarkable. But what have we learned?
At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jack Amico, a supporter of Occupy Wall Street who had traveled to Chicago to take part in the anti-NATO demonstrations was allegedly injured by a Chicago police van.
Since I am confident law breakers will get plenty of coverage during the NATO protests, here is my growing list of independent Twitter profiles you should be following.
Christopher Drew was a real Chicago character -- in the best sense of the word. If Studs Terkel was with us today, Drew's oral history would surely be a chapter in his next book. Drew's work lives on in the struggles for freedom of expression.
Saturday, April 7, 2012 marked Occupy Chicago's official reemergence after a milder than expected winter with a citywide day of action, known as "Take the Spring."
Earlier this week, a team of "99% Citizen Tax Enforcers" started preparing for tax day by delivering "bills" to tax-dodging corporations.
When four Chicago police officers shot a black railroad detective 28 times, it appeared that we would only learn what happened from statements by the cops. But Howard Morgan miraculously survived to tell a different story.
A confluence of events will make Chicago the national and perhaps worldwide hub of the Occupy Movement through the spring. Welcome to the Chicago Spring.
Craig Donohue of CME didn't seem to mind the public spotlight when drumming up support for millions in tax breaks. But he was somewhat less enthusiastic when Chicago's 99% shone a not-so-flattering spotlight on CME from 1,000 miles away.
Just ten miles and one world away from City Hall, Pastor Corey Brooks was spending his 43rd day in a tent atop the Super Motel thinking about how unbelievable it is that he keeps burying kids who never get a chance to grow up.