Tag Archives: Chicago

A big “thank you” to all those who died in the Chicago rail yards so that we might have the day off to grill hot dogs… Happy Labor Day

I know it’s probably cheating, but here’s something that I posted over a decade ago on the occasion of Labor Day. If anything, I think it’s even more appropriate today, seeing as how Michigan has since become a so-called “right to work” state, and we now how have an unquestionably anti-worker administration running our country. […]

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This is fascism, right?

[above: U.S. Attorney General William Barr winks at Donald Trump moments after the President announces that, as part of his new Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities initiative, federal officers will be deployed to more American cities to put down what he describes as a “radical movement” to “defund, dismantle and dissolve our police departments.”] […]

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Today in Fascism: With DHS officers having been deployed to Portland, Chicago prepares for the inevitable, and we wonder if Detroit might be next

The cool, military-looking guy above is former lobbyist Chad Wolf. [Insert Donald Trump “Drain the swamp!” soundbite.] As I understand it, Wolf has never served a day in the military. He did, however, attend Southern Methodist University on a tennis scholarship, and earn an undergraduate degree in history. And, now, because he was in the […]

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A big “thank you” to all those who died in the Chicago rail yards so that we might have the day off to grill hot dogs… Happy Labor Day

I know it’s probably cheating, but here’s something that I posted more than half a decade ago on the occasion of Labor Day. If anything, I think it’s even more appropriate today, seeing as how Michigan has since become a so-called “right to work” state, and we now how have an unquestionably anti-worker administration running […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Christopher Becker: The Man Who Killed Factsheet Five

When I interview people for this series, I invariably ask them how they came to know about the existence of the underground press — how they came to discover that there were actually brilliant, obsessed people out there in the world who weren’t waiting to get professional writing jobs, but instead just doing it themselves, […]

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