Managing Dissent in Chicago

Managing Dissent in Chicago As the G8/NATO summits approach, activists protest restrictive new rules–and prepare for the spotlight. BY JEREMY GANTZ     February 14, 2012     In These Times Police officers wear riot gear during a demonstration at the G8 summit held in Brunswick, Ga., in 2004. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom More

Video> Labor Beat: Chicago City Hall Press Conference Against NATO/G8 Ordinance & “Sit Down and Shut Up” ordinances passed in Chicago City Council

[youtube] Uploaded by MiloWolf on Jan 17, 2012 An impressive coalition of organizations -- unions, anti-war, human rights, churches and neighborhood groups -- held a press conference today (Jan. 17, 2012) at Chicago's City Hall. They were protesting the proposed new ordinances against demonstrations targeting the upcoming spring NATO/G8 meetings here, but now possibly to become permanent More

Sara Paretsky> There is no frigate like a book

There is no frigate like a book Posted October 30th, 2011   Sara Paretsky  And no harbor like a library, where those who love books but can’t afford their own complete collections, or those who need a computer, or kids who need a safe place to read after school, or moms with toddlers who want More

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