Miles Kampf-Lassin, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School in Deliberative Democracy and Globalization, is the Community Editor at In These Times.
Karen Lewis’ Replacement at the CTU Has a Message for Rahm Emanuel
It may not seem very long ago that Chicago teachers were turning city streets into a sea of red shirts as they rallied for a fair contract during the 2012 strike. But new contract... MORE
Working · October 22, 2014
Can A Music Festival Tackle Gun Violence?
Plenty of ink has been spilled already reviewing the many outstanding (and some underwhelming) performances at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival (PMF). The weekend's hefty highlight reel included an amazing (but... MORE
The ITT List · August 6, 2013
Pitchfork: Chicago’s Music Festival
It’s mid-July and if you’re an independent music fan and concertgoer in Chicago, you probably know what that means—the Pitchfork Music Festival (PMF) is rolling into town.... MORE
The ITT List · July 15, 2013
March Against Monsanto Yields Major Victory
On May 25, more than two million people in 52 countries around the world banded together to protest agribusiness giant Monsanto and its harmful impact on farmers, consumers and the environment. Now, it appears that... MORE
Uprising · June 4, 2013
Chicago Communities Demand Eviction Moratorium
On Chicago’s near West Side this Thursday, the muggy night’s cracks of thunder were punctuated by calls for action to address the city’s housing crisis: “Fight,... MORE
Uprising · August 10, 2012
Pitchfork 2012: A Sustainable Music Festival?
This weekend, the Pitchfork Music Festival (PMF) will descend on Chicago’s Union Park for the eighth straight year, bringing with it a plethora of cutoff-clad music junkies, undyingly devoted Indie fans... MORE
The ITT List · July 12, 2012
Is Netanyahu Preparing For War on Iran or Gaza?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, no stranger to bombast and fearmongering, now appears more determined than ever to incite a large-scale military conflict. The past month has seen the Israeli leader ratcheting up... MORE
The ITT List · March 26, 2012
The Occupied Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s Voice for a Global Opening
Editor's note: In These Times Development Director Miles Kampf-Lassin and Assistant Editor Joel Handley have been involved with the Occupied Chicago Tribune—inspired by New York City's Occupied Wall Street... MORE
The ITT List · December 8, 2011
The Steady Occupation: Banks Drop Debit Fees, Credit Union Accounts Swell in Signs of Occupy Impact
Can victories be declared in a movement without clear demands? This week, a number of developments in the U.S. banking industry along with judicial rulings on rights to free speech and assembly... MORE
The ITT List · November 2, 2011
The Daily Occupation: Yesterday’s NYC Victory Inspires Today’s Global Action
Early yesterday morning, Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City tasted a sense of victory.Facing a 7 a.m. standoff with the NYPD who planned to evict the protestors so the park... MORE
The ITT List · October 15, 2011