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Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice

Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice

September 23, 2020

Protests in Chicago and across the U.S. for the Black Lives Matter movement have strangely made me feel homesick. I emigrated from Kazakhstan two and a half years ago, and despite being located on t...

Protesters congregated at Federal Plaza on South Dearborn Street to hold a rally about the recently postponed

Hundreds march calling for the removal of ICE’s “Citizen’s Academy Initiative”

September 16, 2020

Standing across the street of the Field Building, home of Chicago's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, hundreds of protesters representing dozens of organizations waved Mexican flags...

Now that the school year has officially started, Isaiah Moore and Angel Page Smigielski are waiting for further response from the administration regarding a tuition reduction.

Student organizers at a loss after meeting with administrators

September 9, 2020

After Columbia reversed its decision to increase tuition by 2%, as reported by the Chronicle July 2, some students still wondered if additional financial assistance would be provided with regard to tuitio...

Protesters gather under the

Protesters in Pilsen demand higher minimum wages for tipped workers

September 1, 2020

Dozens of protesters with One Fair Wage gathered under the “Elena the Essential Worker” statue in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to demand higher wages for tipped workers in Illinois. The ...

Yosef negotiates with CPD Director of Public Engagement Glen Brooks to allow protesters at the corner of East Ohio Street and North Michigan Avenue into the street.

Magnificent Mile temporarily shut down for protest, vigil honoring Black lives lost

August 30, 2020

White signs tied in a row on a long string swayed in the wind with the names of Black and Brown Americans killed by police officers. The signs were created as part of a protest meant to shut dow...

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

August 19, 2020

A man identified as a former Columbia College Chicago student was arrested and held on $20,000 bail for allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer in the head with a skateboard during a weekend pro...

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

June 26, 2020

Shouts of “no justice, no peace, defund the police” echoed between buildings downtown as hundreds of activists, teachers, students, health care workers and Chicago residents marched demanding s...

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

June 17, 2020

Led by local Chicago drag queens and kings, thousands marched across Boystown in full drag with glamorous makeup, voluminous wigs and sky-high platform heels—but it was not part of the neighborhood's...

Outside the police station on Division Street, protesters were met with police and a military vehicle blocking both sides of the street.

Thousands gather for peaceful Lakeview protest

June 5, 2020

Nearly 5,000 protesters gathered in Wrigleyville Tuesday, June 2, with organizers and supporters providing water, food, sunscreen and masks. Demonstrators demanded justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony M...

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, expectedly, there is a sudden and great influx of posts, stories, videos and pictures of calls-to-action and information relating to race relations and how to...

Lightfoot sets citywide curfew, calls on National Guard as protests escalate

Lightfoot sets citywide curfew, calls on National Guard as protests escalate

May 31, 2020

Protesters demanding justice for the death of George Floyd flooded the streets of downtown Chicago for the second day in a row on Saturday, May 30. Beginning in Federal Plaza at 2 p.m., hundred...

Demonstrators in Hawaii protest against stay-at-home orders being implemented to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Opinion: Anti-stay-at-home protests are a stab in the back to health care workers

April 26, 2020

A mantra that reads, "Jesus is my vaccine" covers the side of a truck seen driving through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during an anti-lockdown protest. This statement perfectly sums up the recent...

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