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Emanuel Refuses to Hear Chicago’s Calls for Community Control of Police

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Mayor's proposed Civilian Office on Police Accountability will bring neither accountability nor community control.

Chicagoans Rally on World Rohingya Day Against “Slow Motion Genocide”

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On Friday, Chicagoans rallied in Federal Plaza for the first World Rohingya Day to bring attention to the Rohingya Muslim minority of Burma who have been targeted by a government and Buddhist extremist campaign...

Chicago Arab and Black Youth Campaign Against Racial Profiling by the FBI

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With 50 supporters from multiple activist groups, members of the Arab American Action Network's (AAAN's) Youth Organizing Program delivered a letter to Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division of...

The Politics of SEIU Local 73 Being Placed Under Trusteeship

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Henry cited the “dysfunctional” relationship between Boardman and Brandon as the main reason for her action. But the conflictual politics of the Local including support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, endorsing community control over the police, and ongoing tension with the International's leadership also played a major role.

Chicago Alderman Carlos Rosa to Introduce Community Control of Police Resolution

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At a press conference at City Hall yesterday morning, Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) announced that he plans to introduce a resolution to provide elected community control of the police at today's City Council...

The Solution Still Ignored: Community Control of the Police

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Over 40 years ago, Black and Latino activists in Chicago, raised the demand for community control of policing practices and justice for police crimes. The Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Party both...

Al Quds Day in Chicago 2016

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July 1st marked the last Friday of Ramadan and International Al-Quds Day. At Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, hundreds of protesters of all ages and religions turned out to stand with the people of...

A Palestinian’s Tribute to Muhammad Ali

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I saw a contemporary of my father, Adnan Askar, at a funeral a few weeks before the passing of one of the most important people of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali. Askar is a...

Palestinian Community Leader Rasmea Odeh Moves Closer to a New Trial

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On Monday morning, over 100 of Rasmea Odeh's supporters gathered from five states at the Federal Courthouse in Detroit to hear the results of her hearing on whether she would be allowed to present...

Arab and Muslim Groups Protest Southwest Airlines Profiling at Stockholders Meeting

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On Wednesday morning, Southwest Airlines held its annual shareholder meeting in downtown Chicago. This year the stockholders were greeted by Arab and Muslim groups who were protesting the trend of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab incidents...

We Don’t Need Another Mayor Controlled Chicago Police Review Board

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Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his proposal to abolish the current Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) and "restore trust": “Today I can announce that in the coming weeks, we will have the final details...

Chicago Police Reform or Community Control of the Police?

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By Aislinn Pulley and Frank Chapman Early on in the Police Accountability Task Force Report a democratic principle is set forth, namely, that “The police need to know who they work for — the community....

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