Little Village Protests CPS Suspension of Special Ed Teacher & Advocate Sarah Chambers

Yesterday over 200 students, parents, community members, and education activists held a press conference and rally for special education teacher and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Executive Board member, Sarah Chambers. The chants of the students "We want Chambers, we want books. We want the money Rahm took!" reflected...
The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) launched the Sacred Pledge to Resist Racism this week, to encourage people of all backgrounds and faiths to work together in combatting racism in all its forms. MuslimARC recognizes the importance of fulfilling our creator’s mandate to fight oppression through sacred resistance; we pledge to lead...
Following World War II and the Holocaust, leaders around the world claimed that the global community could never again allow such a blatant disregard for human life. The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created with the purpose of combating and preventing these crimes against humanity, and holding the perpetrators of these crimes...
Muslim women: usually always spoken for without being included in the discussion. How many news segments have we seen about whether or not the hijab is appropriate, without the consultation of a single actual hijabi? How many panels on women's health have we seen in countries around the world (yes, even western nations)...
This morning at a press conference held in front of the headquarters of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF), Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago (JVP-Chicago) called on the JUF to cut ties with anti-Muslim hate groups. The just released JVP-Chicago report reveals over $700K in donations from the JUF to Islamophobia network groups...
In a statement released to the press today, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) praised the release three weeks ago of the "Marquette 4" - Lashawn Ezell, Larod Styles, Charles Johnson, and Troshawn McCoy after 22 years in prison for a crime they did not commit "The release of these...
Viewers from 38 countries, across six continents watched the culmination of the first Peoples’ Tribunal on Myanmar: a swift indictment against the leaders of Myanmar’s government for the crime of “genocide” against the Rohingya, and atrocity crimes against the Kachin minorities. On the indictment, Dr. Helen Jarvis, formerly of...
The Rome-based International Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT),will hold hearings in London on March 6-8 at Queen Mary University (LIVE Feed)  where evidence will be presented, and expert testimony heard on crimes committed by the Myanmar (Burma) state against persecuted Rohingya and Kachin minorities. The Tribunal was formed in 1979 as a continuation...
In late November, young Ben Keita went missing from his home in Lake Stevens, Washington, a small town an hour north of Seattle. “This kid vanished,” a detective told the local newspaper at the time. He was eighteen years old, and he left behind his car, his wallet and...
Three hundred Chicagoans rallied and marched to Trump Tower last night to protest the meeting of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with President Trump. The protesters represented human rights and immigrant rights groups as well as Muslim, Christian, and Jewish organizations. The message of the speakers and their supporters was to...
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