If you’ve seen Judas and the Black Messiah, the multiple-award-winning film about the 1969 murder of Illinois Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton, you’ve got a picture in your head of the 4:30 AM raid in which a drugged and sleeping Hampton was killed by a barrage of police bullets. The raid was carried out […]
The old Democratic bosses have been taking a beating.
With knockout performances comes an examination of the need for revolutionaries when pushing for real change.
Police unions were born of resistance to discipline for brutality. Do they belong in the labor movement?
Richard Barnett fought the machine and taught a rookie reporter about Chicago politics.
A Q&A with the Chicago-born investigative reporter, who returns to town October 9 for a live taping of his political podcast Intercepted.
“We’re not from Humboldt Park or Lincoln Park, we’re Puerto Ricans.”
At this past weekend’s “anti-bait-truck” shoe giveaway, the 25-year-old rapper declared himself a revolutionary.
An exhibit at the Westside Center for Justice demonstrates how little things have changed when it comes to racism and the surveillance state.
Joseph’s first feature is a personal and multifaceted look at America’s broken prison system.
The U.S. attorney’s suit against Officer Marco Proano is just one of a host of legal challenges facing CPD.
The findings of the Police Accountability Task Force are depressingly familiar.
From Fred Hampton to Laquan McDonald, it’s easy to feel as if nothing has changed.
DeWitt Beall’s Lord Thing recalls the doomed reform of the Conservative Vice Lords.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue