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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Chicagoans Ask City Councillors To Fight Emanuel’s Cruelest Cuts
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Chicago Chicanos ‘Read Out’ in Solidarity with Tucson
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At Alt Budget Hearing, Chicagoans Decry Privatization and Job Cuts
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New Contract Spells Good News for 1,200 Chicago Airport Workers—Unless City Moots It
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Chicagoans Give Rahm Emanuel Poor Grades
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The Original Coal Country
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Lessons From Essen: What the U.S. Rust Belt Can Learn From Germany
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Lawsuit Sheds Light on Murky and Dangerous Warehouse Sector
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City Janitors Are Latest To Feel Sting of Emanuel’s Cost-Cutting
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Illinois Unions Fight Prison Closures
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Romney’s Bain in the Ass
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Chicago Teachers Move Toward Strike (Updated)
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Rahm Emanuel’s ‘Leaky Jobs Pipeline’ Exposed
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Not-For-Profit Hospitals Make Billions—and Provide Little Charity Care
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Chicago: Occupiers of Mental Health Clinics Face Trial
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Chicago Protesters: “Take TIFs Off the Menu!”
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NLRB Rules In Favor of Chicago’s Columbia College Professors
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Global Hyatt Boycott Heats Up
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Hyatt Worker Cathy Youngblood: We’re Not Going To Stop “Until We Get What We Need”
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Making Health Care Reform Work: A Perspective from California Doctors
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Going Undercover to Determine the Real Price of Sex
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Complaint Filed Against California Walmart Warehouse
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New York Cabbies Celebrate
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Chicago Coal Gasification Plant: Good Jobs or Bad Gas?
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Rio Tinto Smelter Workers, United Steelworkers Reach a Deal
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Radical History from Bristol to Chicago
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Our Kind of (Torturing) Town
Journalist John Conroy's first play chronicles a police brutality scandal in Chicago.
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Shafted: Reflecting on Miners, Media and Margaret Thatcher
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Irish Farmers Say Shell Oil Operations Bring Injustice, Not Jobs
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Chicago Teachers Union Takes the Upper Hand with Overwhelming Strike Vote
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Youth Sex Workers Organize for Their Rights
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Unhappy Father’s Day! Paid Paternity Leave Far From Reality in United States
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Black Days for the Irish Economy
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Ireland Amidst Turf Wars, Literally
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Hard Times in Free Derry
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Police and Firefighters Unions Join List of Public Employees Targeted by Chicago Mayor Emanuel
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Austerity Debate in Ireland Heats Up as EU Treaty Vote Nears
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As Mines Develop in Michigan, a Reminder of Copper’s Complex Past
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Will More Austerity Work for Ireland?
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New Chicago Air Cargo Center: More Chinese Imports, and More Jobs?
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Pearls Along the Mississippi: An Unsung Labor Hero Gets Her Due
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Sisyphus and Labor: Chicago Play Celebrates Workers’ Struggles, Past and Present
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Exiled Mexican Union Leader Wins Standoff With Govt. After Court Decision
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A Shout-Out to GlobalPost’s Labor Series ‘Worked Over’
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Chicago Lunch Ladies Push for Fresh Food for Students…and Job Security
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In Aspen, Privileged Class Pits Immigrant Workers Against Environment
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Keeping the Dream Alive: Undocumented Students Eye Uncertain Future, as Federal Reform Stalls
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Living the Story: Undocumented Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Pushes Reform
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