Category Archives: Illinois

3rd Annual Black and Brown Punk Show statement!

Chicago punks, Palestine solidarity activists, disenchanted rabble-rousing youth, and everyone in between should clear their schedules and/or plan on skipping work to make it to this year’s 3rd Annual Black & Brown Punk Show being held in Chicago on August 24th (fb event for the 24th) and 25th (fb event for the 25th). Mark it on your calendars! Hip-hop and punk acts from the city as well as out of state will be gathering for this event “about rebellion, DIY, survival, and strength in the face of adversity”, as well as “north/south side solidarity”, and of course, playing some kickass music! Wear your moshing shoes.

We would like to say a few words about why we are coming out supporting the local scene like this, as well as why you should get off your ass and go if you can! Continue reading

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Tinley Park Five: Fight fascism!

Via Workers World

On May 19, one day before the 15,000-person protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit in downtown Chicago, another kind of protest took place in a suburban community of Chicago known as Tinley Park. Eighteen anti-racists, with weapons in hand, confronted members of the Illinois European Heritage Association. Ten people were reportedly injured, mainly with head wounds.

The IEHA, which is associated with Stormfront, the so-called “Nationalist Socialist Movement” and the Knights Party, was holding an “economic summit” at the Ashford House restaurant. It was the fifth such summit organized by white supremacists in the Midwest since 2010. Continue reading

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Police brutality charges sweep across the US

From Naomi Wolf’s arrest in New York to shootings in Tucson and Florida, forces face allegations of abuse of power Continue reading

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