Search Results for "Chicago" : 32

by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

…successfully organize. Nowhere has this transformation been more apparent than in last year’s teacher strike in Chicago. Although the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is technically barred by law from striking over any issues other than salary, benefits, and procedures, President Karen Lewis insists that the goal of the strike went beyond mere contractual disputes. Teachers’ unions, Lewis said in an interview with Democracy Now, have for too l…

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by / on January 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm / in Cover Story, Latin America, Winter 2013, World

Red Hot Chile-crats

…e free markets and preventing the manipulation of rules by vested interests. The influence and visibility of the Chicago Boys grew to such an extent that they were even able to organize for Pinochet to meet Friedman, after arranging his attendance at a conference presided over by many other neoliberal notables. Despite the ostensible success of the Chicago Boys, actual economic conditions in Chile barely improved after Allende’s fall. By the earl…

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic

Just Compensation

…passage of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, eminent domain applied only to the federal government. However, in Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad Co. v. City of Chicago (1897), the Supreme Court held that the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment gave this power, among others, to the states. But that power came with limitations. The first is “just compensation,” which is considered in most cases the equivalent of “fair market p…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

by Monday, October 6, 2014 The Turks Were Killing the Body, the Austrians Kill the Soul: Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia, 1840-1914 1:00pm-3:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1201 Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a discussion about “Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia between 1840-1914″ with Edin Hajdarpasic, Assistant Professor of History at Loyola Univer…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

…11; 5:30pm South Asia Institute Knox Hall, Room 208 Monday, October 27, 2014 A talk by C.M. Naim (Prof. Emeritus Chicago) “Urdu Mystery Fiction: The First Fifty Years” Tuesday, October 28, 2014 A discussion with C.M. Naim, with Allison Busch (MESAAS), Manan Ahmed (History) and Frances Pritchett (Prof. Emeritus MESAAS) Times:  4:00pm-5:30pm (Monday) and 6:15pm-8:00pm (Tuesday) C. M. Naim is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chica…

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by / on September 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and Barnard

by from Wikimedia Commons A women’s college president demanding drastic cuts to maternity leave for employees? Obama’s former chief of staff attempting to ram through more racist school reform in what some already call an apartheid school system? How can these folks, whom we expect to be leaders in the fight to end sexism and racism, be the ones behind these attacks? The first thing to do is to look at the facts. The office workers an…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:14 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Giving Up the Gun

…nt, however, has never been incorporated against the states. Now, a pair of cases, National Rifle Association v. Chicago and McDonald v. Chicago, seems poised to accomplish just that. A host of legal experts, including Spitzer, concur that the Court will incorporate the Second Amendment against the states after McDonald v. Chicago’s oral arguments in March. The National Rifle Association, which hesitated to back Heller’s case out of concern that…

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 12:30 am / in Campus, Events

Events: 9/29 – 10/4

by Monday, September 29th South Asia Institute: The Army and Democracy in Pakistan 4:00pm – 5:30pm Knox Hall, Room 208 Aqil Shah (Dartmouth), “The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan” Aqil Shah earned his PhD at Columbia and is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at Dartmouth.  He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and has taught at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),…

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by / on September 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Occupy Wall Street: A Birthday in Context

by from Wikimedia Commons People are asking, what’s going to happen on September 17? It’s hard to believe it’s been only one year since OWS began. Lenin described this phenomenon almost a century ago, “There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.” This past year was a year of such weeks, and now the first anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park is just around the corner. September 17 will be a…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm / in Uncategorized

The War of Alawite Aggression?

by We don’t want bread or tahina, we want freedom for our prisoners. Butheina Sha’aban, the Syrian people aren’t hungry… The people want the fall of the regime!” These were chants from initial protests in Dera’a from the parents of incarcerated child prisoners in March 2011 after Butheina Sha’aban, President Bashar al-Assad’s adviser, told him to increase food subsidies instead. In March 2011, the citizens of Dera’a in the south of Syr…

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