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Breaking - Occupy The Clinic In Chicago

Breaking - Occupy The Clinic In Chicago
Fri, 4/13/2012

Timothy Hudson, on the ground at Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic in Chicago early this morning, explains how Rahm Emanuel is shutting down and/or privatizing mental health clinics across the city. As a result, a coalition of groups, including Occupy Chicago, have organized an occupation inside the clinic to fight for the jobs of the workers and the rights of the patients who depend on the public services the clinic provides.

Hours after this dispatch, 23 were arrested. Read more.

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We yearn for a new politics but worry that our democracy, like that Antarctic ice shelf, has reached its tipping point.

The Ellison-Lewis legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act to give workers a range of legal options if they feel discriminated against for trying to form a union.

Under the American City County Exchange, local and city councils will see more privatization, more public services sold off or cut, and decision-making increasingly in the hands of large corporations far away.

In "False Dilemmas," Christina Laskaridis explores the origins and impacts of the debt crisis – looking at who engineered the bank bailouts, how they were able to get away with it, and what Europe has been left with.

We can further see that there is a war on the underclass in the form of police militarization, as the Pentagon actively prepares for civil unrest and a breakdown of society.

Nestlé is draining America's vital groundwater resources at a stunning rate – with 29 water bottling facilities across North America, it pocketed $4 billion in revenue from bottled water sales in 2012 alone.

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The British Medical Association joins a growing movement of institutions – including dozens of universities, foundations and even the World Council of Churches – dumping oil, coal and gas holdings.

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Former CEO Artie T. offered good benefits and fair pay – which is why employees are striking and customers are boycotting the market chain across the northeast, demanding to get him back.

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After taking place in Philadelphia in 2012 and last year in Kalamazoo, Mich., the third Occupy National Gathering moves west.

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The Coalition for Court Transparency, which advocates greater openness and accountability in judicial branch, launched a campaign to install TV cameras in the chambers of the Supreme Court.

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A message to the 99% Spring

What we need is a mass movement that fights to defend the little guy against corporate greed and corrupt politicians. What we don't need is for Occupy Wall Street to turn into the hipsters of the protest world.

Infographic on Education: Numbers No Student Wants to Hear

About one in two high school graduates aren't going to college because the cost of college grew by a staggering 440% between 1982 and 2007.

On the 8th straight day of mourning and mass protests, hundreds of youths, families and residents marched to demand justice for the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez — shot seven times by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his airgun for an assault rifle.

If England's aristocracy and royal family continue to support — and aim to benefit from — fracking, it may be worth focusing more attention on the concentration of land ownership to understand how old money holds the power to frack us all.

John Roberts knows he was appointed to be the Supreme Court Chief Justice for one reason: to decide relevant cases on behalf of corporate interests.

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