Tim Meegan, independent progressive takes on Deb Mell

Chicago's Municipal Election is early next year, (February 24th 2015), 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.   Read more »

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

Dear PDA Friends:

Chicago Municipal Election (Feb 24, 2015) are 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 »

Dianne Daleiden Takes on 40th ward power broker, Pat O'Conner

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

Dianne Daleiden is launching a gutsy grassroots campaign against long time alderman and 40th ward power broker, Pat O'Conner, who also happens to be Mayor Emanuel's floor leader.  Read more »

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

Long Term Solution Needed

We recognize that Gov.

Walmart Board Shores up Dividends and Stock Price by Cutting Healthcare for Workers

By Bill Bianchi, PDA Illinois

Question: Is the any known limit to the greed of the owners and managers of a world's largest retailer?

Answer: None what so ever.  Read more »

Central Illinois PDA Endorses Three PDA Progressives for November Election

Wonderful Opportunity to Elect PDA Members

Central Illinois PDA is endorsing three active PDA members who are candidates in the November general elections.

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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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 »