At the same time as the wealthy face a “crisis” of record traffic jams for private jets, most people face problems of declining affordable housing, youth unemployment and declining real income. 46th Ward Aldermanic candidate Denice Davis not only has …

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Chicago and Illinois in general are infamous for bad government. Year after year, the wealthy and well-connected get taxpayer funded perks, leaving the rest of us out in the cold. Socialist candidate Jorge M├║jica is attempting to change that legacy …

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Chicago like many other big U.S. cities is increasingly marginalizing and pushing out working class and people of color. Sweetheart deals put millions of taxpayer dollars in the pockets of wealthy developers building luxury projects for other well-off and downright …

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While much of the country seemed to be rapidly advancing towards equal marriage rights in 2013, Indiana seemed to be moving backwards, with the threat of an anti-gay constitutional amendment seeming to march towards inevitable passage amidst an orgy of …

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Closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was the first promise of the newly-minted Obama administration back in January 2009. Like so many other promises that could have been delivered on during the first two years of his administration, when …

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Just because so many Republicans have dropped off the deep end in their orgies of anti-immigrant racism doesn’t mean we should accept whatever the Democrats push on us. The “Immigration Reform” bill that Democrats have pushed in the U.S. Senate …

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Russian President Vladmir Putin’s passage of his country’s notorious law banning “homosexual propaganda” has sparked long overdue interest in Russia’s brutal repression of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. But while some Western activists launched highly publicized boycotts of the …

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LGBT activist Andrea Crain and GLN’s Andy Thayer explore what the recent Supreme Court rulings on marriage rights for same-sex couples mean for the future of LGBT rights both in Illinois and nationally. Examined are the pitfalls of the Court’s …

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On the night that Illinois’s equal marriage rights bill went down to ignominious defeat, the Gay Liberation Network’s Bob Schwartz interviews GLN co-founder Andy Thayer, who came direct from the statehouse to the CAN TV studio. They discuss the bill …

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Last year the United States deported more immigrants than in any other year of its entire history. If the current trend continues, President Obama come next January will become the biggest deporter of immigrants of any president in U.S. history. …

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