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Organizing for Governing Power in Chicago

Jacob Swenson-Lengyel; Will Tanzman and Marta Popadiak Organizing Upgrade
Chicago’s 2019 municipal elections delivered significant victories for socialists and progressives. These wins come after years of work by unions and community groups - may provide a model for organizers in other cities looking for progressive change

Media Bits and Bytes - April 16, 2019

Portside
Net Neutrality victory; Assange bust and free speech; Front page smear; Means TV; RIP Johnson Publishing; Must-have app; GPS surveillance of school kids

Class Struggle at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

John Bruce Yeh, Youming Chen, Clara Takarabe interviewed by Isaac Silver Jacobin
Classical musicians aren’t associated with picket lines, but the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is now on strike. We spoke to three strikers about their grueling work, recent attacks on orchestra members’ pensions and salaries, classical music and labor.

Chicago’s Moral Debt to Black Youth

David J. Knight Chicago Reporter
The police consent decree fails to make amends to African-American young people, who are both most harmed by the department and a driving force in a city on the cusp of a historic change in leadership.

As Many as 5 Socialists Could Join Chicago City Council

Ryan Smith Chicago Sun Times
“For the third-biggest city in the country to have a DSA caucus is amazing, and having members around Carlos will only amplify the causes that working-class Chicago — not the rich — wants,” local DSA co-chair Lucie Macías.
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