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Abortion rights advocates rally in Chicago ahead of Supreme Court case

Abortion rights advocates rally in Chicago ahead of Supreme Court case

March 5, 2020

Michael C. Oboza was 14 years old when he witnessed his friend bleed to death giving herself an abortion with a coat hanger. “A woman [can] decide with her own body if she would like an abortion, an...

Activists support  pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

Activists support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

March 1, 2020

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy advocates continue to protest against China’s oversight, many wearing medical masks to hide their identity during protests. But in the face of a rapidly expanding global outbre...

Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

Impeachment and Brexit, explained by Ireland and Chicago residents

February 4, 2020

Brexit and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are the largest political events happening in Ireland and America, respectively, that could make history and have serious implications for the world-at-large. Brexit,...

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

A Chronicle photojournalist recounts her experience at the front lines of a Hong Kong protest

January 24, 2020

  HONG KONG—For seven months, activists have taken to the streets of Hong Kong by the millions to battle a controversial extradition bill, facing arrests, tear gas and, in some cases, death. ...

Chicago’s fourth Women’s March, in photos

Chicago’s fourth Women’s March, in photos

January 19, 2020

Thousands gathered in Grant Park for the fourth Chicago Women's March, which began in 2017 in reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The Saturday, Jan. 18 march—which will be ...

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

Immigration officials decide Alejandra Cano must return for a second check-in

Immigration officials decide Alejandra Cano must return for a second check-in

November 15, 2019

Brought to the United States as an infant, Chicagoan Alejandra Cano has spent the past few months fighting for her right to live in the U.S. U.S. border agents stopped Cano, a permanent resident, at...

Editor’s Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

Editor’s Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

November 10, 2019

If you know me, you know I like to debate and speak my mind, especially when it comes to highly-charged political issues. But in all the discussions I’ve ever had, no matter how heated they have becom...

Jeff Sessions’ visit to Northwestern sparks protests, political clash on campus

Jeff Sessions’ visit to Northwestern sparks protests, political clash on campus

November 6, 2019

From the inside of Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall, the sounds of banging on walls, high-pitched screaming and angry, guttural chants drowned out much of former Attorney General Jeff Session...

Chicago wants to ‘dump Trump’

October 29, 2019

After weeks of protests surrounding immigration reform, abortion access, climate action and a Chicago Teachers Union strike, President Donald Trump brought his vitriolic campaign to Chicago, bringing even mo...

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

October 28, 2019

A group organized by Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America journeyed from Hammond, Indiana, to Chicago Saturday for the March to Illinois. The march highlighted the issue of cross-state gun sales...

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