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Pipeline 61 worse than Keystone XL

Writer Carl Sack has written a great piece revealing the history of Pipeline 61, arguably more destructive and threatening than the Keystone XL. As this pipeline courses through Wisconsin and ends in Illinois, we hope people will become aware of the threat it poses to communities along it’s path. Please check out this powerful story by Carl. … Continue reading Pipeline 61 worse than Keystone XL

Bomb Train Protest In Pilsen

On Thursday July 10th, there was a protest against the fact that trains carrying Bakkan tar sands “oil” are finding their way through the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. This protest was organized by Debra Michaud of Tar Sands Free Midwest. The protesters were there because of their concern that an explosive train derailment could devastate the the Pilsen … Continue reading Bomb Train Protest In Pilsen

Political Hypnosis in the State of the State Address

DGR Chicago responds to Governor Quinn’s January 29, 2014 State of the State Address: Contrary to the words of Governor Quinn during his recent address, Illinois is in a state of disaster. Quinn mentions extreme weather – but not climate change. Illinois residents have experienced the coldest winter in more than 30 years. This is … Continue reading Political Hypnosis in the State of the State Address

Press Release: Anti-Fracking Activists Drop Banner in Illinois Capitol

By Rising Tide Chicago To the cheers and applause of the dozens of supporters below, anti-fracking activists unfurled a two-story banner with “Don’t Frack Illinois,” from the balcony of the state capitol rotunda. During impassioned testimony from activists with the Illinois Coalition for a Moratorium on Fracking (ICMF), the brightly colored banner gave visual support … Continue reading Press Release: Anti-Fracking Activists Drop Banner in Illinois Capitol

Quick Review, NATO Protests

The excitement of all the protests over the past week are starting to settle down, and there has been so much going on in Chicago it’s hard to keep up.  The Can/G8  folks did a remarkable job of putting the march on, and getting everyone out. I heard it was the largest anti Nato protest … Continue reading Quick Review, NATO Protests

Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

By Pesticide Action Network Results released today from water sampling across four Midwestern states – Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota – indicate that the endocrine disrupting pesticide atrazine is still being found in drinking water at levels linked to birth defects and low birth weight. Syngenta, one of the world’s largest pesticide corporations, has continued … Continue reading Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

What’s Legal Protest in Chicago? Know your rights!

Deep Green Resistance Chicago (DGRC) is hoping many will be coming to Chicago for some of the many protests planned in May.  Hopefully, if you are in the area, you have a chance to check out this event. “Thousands of demonstrators are expected to converge upon the City of Chicago in May for the NATO … Continue reading What’s Legal Protest in Chicago? Know your rights!

Grassroots movement forces shuttering of two Chicago coal plants

By Jeff Biggers In a move that should electrify the clean energy movement across the country, the tireless champions with the Chicago Clean Power Coalition have announced that Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of multinational giant Edison International, will soon shut down the Windy City’s two Model-T-era coal-fired plants. The historic victory, after a decade-long battle, … Continue reading Grassroots movement forces shuttering of two Chicago coal plants