Category: chicago

Kite Line- August 23, 2019: A History of Cook County Jail

This post was originally published on this siteFor this week’s episode, we share a conversation between Melanie D. Newport and Anne Gray Fisher. They talk about the history of Cook County Jail- the largest facility in the country. Melanie D. Newport is an Assistant Professor of US History at the University of Connecticut-Hartford. Her work… Read more »

Introducing Haymaker, Chicago’s New AntiFa Gym

This post was originally published on this siteHaymaker Popular Fitness and Self-Defense Gym seeks to be a donation-based community resource that provides social, health, and survival resources for those targeted by hate and the politics of fear. This is a call to join us in the effort to build community power. Help make this gym… Read more »

The Chicago Conspiracy

This post was originally published on this siteThe Chicago Conspiracy addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area.