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Voices of Occupy Chicago: fed up with plutocracy

Until recently, Chicago's Loop, known for its skyscrapers, corporate headquarters and high-powered law firms, was typically silent on weekends.

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Chicago unemployment activist’s message of hope

When Janet Edburg was laid off from her job at a Chicago photo lab equipment manufacturer three years ago, she experienced first hand the despair felt by millions of unemployed workers.

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Chicago lawmakers: It’s time to decriminalize possession of pot

Several aldermen announced they plan to introduce an ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana caught on people by the police.

Occupy Chicago: A first hand account

With the crowd chanting and drums and brass playing, the police slowly started surrounding the crowd.

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Mayor orders cops to tear down first aid station and arrest 130 in Chicago

Protesting the mass arrests and the destruction of their first aid station this weekend, ordered by Mayor Emmanuel, nurses and their allies picketed City Hall this morning.

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Chicago honks for jobs (with video)

During this week of action for jobs there are activities big and small all over Chicago.

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"We’re fighting for our jobs,” Chicagoans declare

Protesters declared, "Enough is enough," and called for a new people's coalition to engage in mass demonstrations to protect workers' rights and create jobs.

Chicago students protest Sears ties to child labor and rape

High school students are protesting Sears's purchase of clothing from a factory where a supervisor is an unpunished serial rapist of young females.

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Cook County passes historic immigrant rights ordinance

Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.

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Labor Day protestors demand jobs and fair trade deals

Steelworkers and 1,000 others protested against a new free trade agreement being negotiated for the Pacific Rim countries.

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