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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return medals at NATO protest

U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars threw their medals towards the site of the NATO Summit May 20 in what was called the most dramatic antiwar action by ex-GIs since Vietnam.


Tom Morello, Nurses Union gather in Chicago

The event and its guitar-shredding conclusion saw nurses and workers of all ages and ethnicities, and from all walks of life, joining together and cheering Morello's encouraging words.


Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.


Thousands converge on Chicago on first big day of protests

Thousands rallied and marched peacefully in downtown Chicago Saturday in the biggest protests so far against NATO, the relic of the cold war holding a May 20-21 summit here.


Chicagoans organize to keep health clinics open

Patient advocate N'Dana Carter chaired the conference. She reminded everyone that the clinic was reopened under the influence of a community protest.


Wal-Mart Mexico scandal has echoes in U.S. operations

Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.


Progressive alliance charts new course for Latin America

Over 250 people, including students, teaches, unionists, and political activists, attended the two-day conference on this city's north side.


Judge declares Chicago Six “not guilty”

The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.


President Obama moves G8 meet, Occupy claims victory

Speculation abounds on the reasons the White House moved the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.


Chicago will be site for Occupy's Spring

There's another springtime swirling here in Chicago: the rebirth of the Occupy movement.

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