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International Workers' Day

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  • Oakton College says email by former adjunct teacher was threatening

     Oakton College says email by former adjunct teacher was threatening
    Lawyers for Oakton Community College say a one-sentence email from a former adjunct lecturer at the school commemorating May Day and the Haymarket riot in Chicago constituted a threat of violence against the institution and outgoing president Margaret B. Lee.
  • Freddie Gray video now with cops after looters steal original: store owner

    Freddie Gray video now with cops after looters steal original: store owner
    Baltimore police have found that Freddie Gray suffered a serious head injury inside a prisoner transport wagon, with one wound indicating that he struck a protruding bolt in the back of the vehicle, according to sources familiar with the probe. New...

    A May Day mayday on wages

     A May Day mayday on wages
    In my 20s I was a socialist, not just by intellectual conviction but as a function of location. I was a student at the University of Chicago, where disdain for the establishment was de rigueur in the 1950s. The U. of C.'s quadrangles adjoined the...

    8 places to visit for Women's History Month

    8 places to visit for Women's History Month
    Chicago has elected just one female mayor, but you don't have to endure the travails of the Jane Byrne Interchange to honor the legacies of notable women during Women's History Month. Below is just a partial list of sites dedicated to the memory and...

    Chicago sweep, Palmer Raids were the apex of the Red Scare

    Chicago sweep, Palmer Raids were the apex of the Red Scare
    Fueled by paranoia generated by revolutions overseas and social unrest at home, Chicago police swooped down upon the gathering places of political dissenters and labor activists, arresting about 150 communists, socialists and anarchists, plus a few more-...