Karen Lewis Has Already Redefined Chicago Politics

BY James Thindwa, In These Times Web Feature October 18, 2014

She’s out of the race,
but the movement continues to build

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PDA Illinois chapter leaders say: Vote Quinn to Stop Rauner. Then Plan for the Future

Long Term Solution Needed

We recognize that Gov.

Germany Abolishes College Tuition Fees!

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Carlos Rosa, challenges Rey Colon in the Chicago's 35th ward

Meet another independent progressive challenger to Mayor Emanuel's control of the Chicago City Council

For the first time in decades a bunch of strong progressive left candidates are challenging Rahm's corporate controlled City Council.    Read more »

Clear As MUD

Are you confused by what's going on in Iraq and Syria?  Here's an explanation:

   WE support the Iraqi gopvernment in the fight against the Islamic State (IS).  We don't like the IS, but the IS is supported by Saudi Arabia, whom we do like.  Read more »

Tim Meegan, independent progressive takes on Deb Mell

Chicago's Municipal Election is six months away (Feb 24), but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates. 

In the 33rd ward progressive challenger Tim Meegan is mounting a serious campaign again the incumbent, Dick Mell's daughter Debra, who got her aldermanic seat the old fashioned way, appointment by the mayor.  Dang those pesky elections.  Read more »

A Cop's Take on Ferguson

By Militant Apathy, Daily KOS, Mon Aug 18, 2014

As I watch the events in Ferguson Missouri I can't help but think about my own time in law enforcement and just how much I've changed since I wore the badge.  Read more »

Jorge Mujica, Socialist Aldermanic Candidate -- Making Space for the Left, Pt. 1 of 2

Chicago Municipal Election are six months away (Feb 24) but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates.  Here is an interview with one challenger, Jorge Mujica.  Read more »

Progressives, Let's Fight for Power Not just Influence

By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago

A Populist Moment Needs a Long Term Strategy

In his set-up piece to the Nation's recent print forum, Progressive Strategies in a Populist Moment, Robert Borosage, president of the Institute for America's Future, says we're living in a populist moment in great need of strategies to gain real power so we can make our economy “work for the majority, not just the few."