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The Democrats’ Lack of Populist Instincts

Despite what Republicans or Trump say, the 2020 presidential election is over. Biden…

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Another Way to Tidy Up a City: Ban Outdoor Advertising

Walk down a street of almost any major city and one will be…

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To Make a Movement Last

As socialists, our work is inherently forward looking. We are working to not…

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Chicago’s Budgets Are an Exercise in Pain Management

The first time around, it was scotch and a cigar. That is how…

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The View From the Tracks: Chicago’s Geographic Segregation Made Visible by the CTA

It’s 5:15 p.m. on a Thursday evening in Chicago’s downtown Loop. Hoards of…

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Red Star Bulletin Issue #19

Welcome to the 2021 Budget Issue (#19) of the Red Star Bulletin! The…

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Bob Reiter’s Defense of Mike Madigan is Indefensible

There was no reason for Madigan to suspect it was over. After all,…

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I Urge You To Vote No On This Malicious Budget

This is the written version of the public comment given by Catlyn Savado…

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Sex Work in the Age of COVID-19

In 2020, during the height of COVID lockdowns and layoffs, online sex work…

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Treatment Not Trauma: An Interview With Alderman Rossana Rodriguez

Rossana Rodriguez is a theater professional, former teacher, and member of Chicago’s chapter…

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The Insidiousness of Networking

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know is perhaps the most…

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Politicians Are Clowns, But The Circus Is Capitalism

Rod Blagojevich is a clown. As the Trump campaign desperately tries to find…

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Soy un Chavista: For the Clean Break, Against the Dirty Break

Moments into the first presidential debate, Trump accused Biden and the Democrats of…

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In Chicago, It’s Your Civic Duty to Vote In Your Local School Council Election

This summer, Chicago saw some of its only tangible wins to date in…

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Full Abolitionism — The Highest Stage of Socialism

The combination of despair at the U.S. government’s refusal to address the COVID-19…

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Chicago DSA Goes Viral: An Interview with Sean Estelle

You recently had a video of a protest in downtown Chicago go viral.…

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A Tangled Web: The Cruelty of For-Profit Health Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weaknesses and dysfunction plaguing multiple realms of…

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We Can’t Afford To Listen To John Kasich

John Kasich, former governor of Ohio, who championed legislation seeking to cripple unions…

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Every President Has Been Bad But Here Are The Five Worst

Picking the five worst presidents of all time is a hard job. For…

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The Biggest Barrier to Progressive Change in Illinois is the Democratic Party

The failure of a constitutional amendment to allow a Graduated Income Tax in…