This week marks the anniversary of the Haymarket Riots of 1886 in Chicago. To commemorate this historical day of struggle, we republish the Last Words of anarchist Louis Lingg, who was sentenced to death after the Haymarket riots.Continue reading Louis Lingg: Address to the Court, 1886 [Haymarket, Chicago]
The history of the world holiday on the 1st May – May Day, or International Workers Day, held in commemoration of four anarchists executed for struggling for an 8-hour day.Continue reading A short history of May Day
Report from Chicago IWW about recent wildcat strike actions by Chicago area teachers in the face of unsafe working conditions.Continue reading Chicago Teachers Take Wildcat Action in the Face of Unsafe COVID Conditions
Chicago. IL. In the night of Sunday, August 9th, Chicago was on fire with demonstrations, clashes and expropriations of luxury goods in downtown Chicago after cops shot a young man in the Englewood neighborhood.Continue reading People in #Chicago Rise Up Against Police Shooting
On July 17, 2020, following a rally in Grant Park—the site of horrific police violence during the Democratic National Convention of 1968—demonstrators outwitted and outfought police officers, winning an opportunity to try to topple a hated statue of Christopher Columbus. In the following accounts, participants explore the tactics and strategies of the demonstrators and the lessons they learned in the process.Continue reading Accounts from the Battle of Grant Park – How #Chicago Demonstrators Pushed Back the Police and Nearly Toppled a Statue
Inspired by the history, present and future of Jewish Anarchism, this convergence seeks to bring together Jewish Anarchists and Jews of other radical traditions from across the span of the continent.Continue reading April 9 – April 12, 2020: Jewish Anarchist Convergence in so-called #Chicago #IL
Report from the front-lines of Chicago, after police murdered Harith Augustus, a father and local barber. Imminently crowds began to grow and soon clashes broke out. Currently, more protests are planned.
Tuesday afternoon, outside District 18 courthouse where a local white supremacist’s preliminary trial was held, community members had gathered to denounce and expose white supremacy in Charlottesville and in Chicago. During a march, the police attacked and three antifascists were brutally arrested.
On the 11th of May, five of our friends were arrested in an illegal eviction carried out by the Chicago Police Department under orders from management company Barnett Capital, “an alternative investment firm focusing in real estate, asset-based financing, and equipment leasing”. Barnett Capital is one of the main driving forces in the process of displacement and gentrification currently facing the Black & Brown communities of Little Village and Lawndale.