Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based reporter, author and journalism instructor, leading the Social Justice & Investigative specialization in the graduate program at Northwestern University. She is the author of Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%.
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In Honduras, Resistance Against Ruling Party Continues Despite Peril
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As One Window Closes in Chicago, Another One Opens
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How Mayor Rahm Emanuel Awoke a Progressive Resistance in Chicago
The war between Chicago's 99% and its latest mayor.
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Railroad Worker: BART Fatalities Show We Still Aren’t Safe
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A Train Bound for Tragedy
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A Resounding Vow To ‘Take Back Chicago’ From Its Mayor
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Janitors Strike in Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus Janitors Won’t Be Taken to the Cleaners
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Lawsuit to Keep 49 Chicago Schools Open Faces Setback
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Labor and Civil Rights Groups Descend on ALEC Conference
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Chicago Rail Workers Strike, Alleging Shady Layoffs and Poor Safety Conditions
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In Streets of Chicago, Fast Food Workers Celebrate Small Victories
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Chicago Teachers Protest Layoffs, Chanting ‘Emanuel Has Got To Go!’
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Award-Winning Chicago Teacher Gets Pink Slip in Round of 2,113 Layoffs
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New Report: The Pulp and Paper Industry Can Save Jobs by Becoming More Energy Efficient
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Why a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Laid-Off Photojournalists Defend Their Field
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Blues Go Green, Applaud Obama’s Climate Action Plan
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Chicago’s $2 Billion Decision: Will it Buy U.S.?
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Exxon Mobil Sued for Anti-Gay Hiring Practices
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A New Era for Worker Ownership, 5 Years in the Making
The New Era Windows Cooperative opens its doors (and windows) for business.
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Columbia College Chicago’s Adjunct Faculty Poised to Strike
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Mining Giant Sued Over Silicosis Epidemic
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More Blood on the Tracks
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Blood on the Tracks
Railway whistleblowers get some federal protection at last.
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Los Mineros’ Leader-in-Exile
From Canada, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia seeks justice for the deaths of 65 miners.
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Chicagoans Flood Streets To Protest ‘Racist’ School Closings
City leaders' plan to close 54 public schools, primarily in black communities, was met with defiance.
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Inspired by Teachers and Janitors, Security Officers Take Fight to the Streets
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Chicago Police Sergeants Reject Rahm’s Offer
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‘Let’s Run Amok in This Pit’: For Anne Scargill, The Fight Goes On
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Surrounded by Industry and Out of a Job in Indiana’s BP ‘Boomtown’
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Chicago Middle-School Students Berate Officials: ‘Don’t Close Our Schools!’
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Modeling Capitalist Dystopia: Honduras OKs Plan for Private Cities
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Fracking ‘Boom Towns’ Rife with Workplace Accidents
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Labor Takes Hard Line Against Social Security and Medicare Cuts
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Midwest Generation and 100 Workers Plead with Illinois Pollution Control Board
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Laid-Off O’Hare Workers Call for Rebid After Irregularities Surface
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United Workers Win WARN Act Victory in Baltimore ESPN Zone Case
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Coal Mining the Old-Fashioned Way
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The Death Blow for British Coal
New revelations have surfaced about police brutality in Thatcher's 1984 battle with miners.
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Illinois Coal Bankruptcy: Good News for Environment, Bad News for Workers
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Fighting Fiscal-Cliff Cuts, Home Care Workers and Employers Forge Alliance
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Rahm the Grinch? Janitors Say Emanuel Is Stealing Their Christmas
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Workers on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Start a ‘Fight For 15’ (Dollars Per Hour)
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Opponents Cry Foul as Arizona Copper Mine Blames Congress for Layoffs
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Facing Job Losses and Wage Cuts, Chicago Airport Janitors Pay Rahm Emanuel a Birthday Visit
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The Freelance Life: Blessing or Curse?
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Harry Malkin: From Pit to Paintbrush
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Chicago Passes Austerity Budget with Little Debate (But More Than Usual)
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