Chicagoans Speak Out on Department of Justice Report – We Don’t Need the Feds!

Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) held a press conference and community strategy meeting to discuss the Trump's threat to "send the feds" and the Department of Justice report on the Chicago...

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...

Department of Justice Report on Chicago Police Abuse Too Late for Victims

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...

Refugees to the U.S. – Extremely Vetted and Then Abandoned

Across the American political scene, coping with the current global refugee crisis has largely been framed as a matter of national security. This dominance of national security issues has largely overshadowed coverage of refugee...

For the People Artist Collective Awarded Grant for Exhibition on Police Violence

Each year, the Propeller Fund selectively awards grants to Chicago artists and artist collectives to fund projects that are original, relevant, and inventive. This year, For the People artist collective has been chosen for their exhibition,...

From “What is a Baseball Match?” to Chicago Cubs Fan: An Immigrant Story

I drove by Wrigley Field for the first time in September 2015. I had just moved to the U.S. and my relatives were dropping me off to my new home that I had reserved...

Police, Militarization, and Islamophobia: 4 Things to Remember

On October 9th, I was arrested along with 14 others. We chained ourselves to each other to block a major intersection in downtown Chicago on the first day of the Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) 2016 Tactical...

Chicago Youth Protest Police Militarization and Anti-Muslim Training

Yesterday Arab, Black, Latino, Asian, and Muslim youth protested the Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) training conference and weapons expo being held from October 9-13 at the Stonegate Banquet and Conference Centre in Hoffman...

Chicago City Council Passes Emanuel Control of the Police Ordinance

The Chicago City Council has voted to pass the legislation proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). COPA is a fake police accountability bill. It replaces the Independent...