Places Archives: United States » Illinois » Chicago

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

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

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

Chicago prepares for G8 protests with aerial surveillance, face shields, and sniper rifles

By Yana Kunichoff Each time a new measure that the city of Chicago is preparing for the coming NATO and G8 summits is unveiled, the tension in the city ratchets up a notch. The latest news comes in the form of reports that Chicago has purchased face shields, and may be considering the implementation of … Continue reading Chicago prepares for G8 protests with aerial surveillance, face shields, and sniper rifles