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The Tea Party Express outside the Minnesota state capitol in August 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue, Creative Commons)

Outrage Over IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Shows Glaring Double Standard

Aaron Cynic asks: Why are the people outraged by the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups silent on the targeting of Occupy and NATO activists? Originally published at Diatribe Media. Conservatives and President Obama alike are outraged over revelations that the IRS has been targeting Tea Party groups. Last week, the IRS admitted to giving […]

NATO 3: Cook County Judge Rules Illinois Terrorism Statute Constitutional

Jared Chase, Brent Betterly and Brian Church will be tried on three terrorism-related counts, despite lawyers’ claim that this is a politically-motivated case. Steve Horn reports. Originally published at Judge Thaddeus Wilson – holding down the house in Room 303 of the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, IL – ruled the Illinois terrorism statute […]

Statement: Why We Got Arrested at the University of Chicago

Four protesters demanding an expansion of trauma care services on the South Side were arrested during a sit-in at the University of Chicago Medical Center Sunday afternoon. The lack of trauma care services on the South Side is costing lives, and the University of Chicago should have a responsibility to its neighboring communities, demonstrators said. […]

Chicago Occupiers wait to be arrested in the early morning hours of October 16, 2011. (Photo: Sean O’Brien, All Rights Reserved)

All Charges from Occupy Chicago Mass Arrests at “The Horse” Dismissed

The mass midnight arrests of Occupiers in October at Grant Park were ruled unconstitutional by a Chicago court Thursday. The two nights of actions were part of a spirited attempt to “Take the Horse” (a reference to The Bowman statue) and set up an encampment in Chicago. In response, the Chicago Police Department alleged that […]