Chicago Activists Respond to Department of Justice Report

Statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) What we have in the Department of Justice (DOJ) Report on the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is evidence of Chicago police officers routinely engaging in murder, brutality and torture and blatantly violating our supposedly...
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will be releasing its long awaited report today on the Chicago Police Department (CPD). So here are some things you should know about our movement and the DOJ. We will issue a follow up statement and hold a public forum after we read the report....
On November 9th, 2016, the seemingly never-ending election finally came to a close. However, it certainly did not end the way most people were expecting. Donald Trump’s victory struck fear and concern into the hearts of many Americans as well as citizens all over the globe. Before his inauguration,...
With the election of Donald Trump, the focus has been on Trump’s competency as President as well his controversial transition into office. The people of this country are still trying to decipher if the racist, misogynistic Trump that America experienced during the campaign is the same Trump that will...
“I basically jumped on his feet, and I told him, I begged him, ‘Free me from this huge person, take me for yourself and I will do whatever you want.’ Then he took me for himself. That night, he beat me up, forced me to undress, and put me...
Less than a month before a new trial, the federal prosecution team has entered a new indictment in their case of unlawful procurement of naturalization against Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh. New Indictment Portrays Odeh as a Terrorist U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced that a grand jury she impaneled returned a new,...
December marked eight months since resistance arose in Standing Rock, N.D., concerning the 1,172-mile-long underground oil pipeline project that was set to run through sacred burial grounds and other Native American reservation sites. It was a blueprint that not only violates an 1868 Treaty between Native Americans and the...
According to Burmese dissident and human rights activist, Dr. Maung Zarni, Aung San Suu Kyi's recent trip to Singapore was marked by one calumny after another. In front of adoring crowds in Singapore Suu Kyi promised followers that she would "make Burma great" again in Asia. She also described...
No, this is not just a list of places to donate to. (Although that is important too) Following-up with Monday's piece on Allyship Post Trump, we're moving from talking about allyship to sharing concrete steps and actions to show up, support, and perform allyship. And since today is Thanksgiving, I'd like...
First and foremost, I'm sending love and support to you all. I've been receiving an overwhelming amount of messages since the results of the 2016 USA presidential elections -- some hateful (so nothing new there), many notes of love, and even more messages of guilt. (Mostly from white people). The latter...
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