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One City’s New PlayStation Tax Proves How Greedy Politicians Can Be

    One City’s New PlayStation Tax Proves How Greedy Politicians Can Be

“If it moves, tax it.” That’s government’s eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, “If it amuses, tax it.” A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their consoles and saw a message from Sony. The message informed users that…

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Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote on Funding Controversial Chicago Police Compound

    Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote on Funding Controversial Chicago Police Compound

A coalition of activists led by young black people succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy, which the city of Chicago plans to build on the west side. Alderman David Moore and Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa exercised their right to defer and publish the ordinance for the…

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Rasmea Odeh: legal fight continues

    Rasmea Odeh: legal fight continues

On July 20, Rasmea Odeh’s legal defense team filed a new brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, demolishing the July 8 arguments of Assistant U.S.

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Chicago rallies for Palestine on International Al Quds Day

    Chicago rallies for Palestine on International Al Quds Day

200 people rallied in solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day in Chicago. Al Quds is Jerusalem in Arabic. Joe Iosbaker of the Anti-War Committee-Chicago, spoke at the rally, making

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Nationwide solidarity events for Rasmea Odeh a big success

  Nationwide solidarity events for Rasmea Odeh a big success

Chicago, IL – Activists gathered at events around the country to hear Rasmea Odeh and defense attorney Michael Deutsch speak

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Black Lives Matter march on May 1

  Black Lives Matter march on May 1

Minneapolis, MN – On May 1, the annual International Workers Day march for immigrant and workers rights merged in the

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USA 1984: False Flags, Secret Prisons and Assassinations

  USA 1984: False Flags, Secret Prisons and Assassinations

Every day signs are looming larger than life as we know it in the wealthiest nation on earth that it’s

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