Online social activism creates a culture in which activists say exactly what their followers want to hear in order to gain fame.
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“Lives are being lost, young black people are dying and we won’t be ignored anymore.”
Ayers is best known as the co-founder of the Weather Underground, a ’60s leftist group.
The next steps of activism should encourage participation by the student body at large.
Yesterday’s announcement that the UChicago Electronic Army did not hack a student’s Facebook account only serves as a distraction from… Read more »
Petition calls for campus climate survey, changes to Core, diversification of faculty, among other items.
Negative attention towards “Save the Boobies”-style campaigns is advocacy well done.
Factory workers told their stories of abuse and exploitation.
Argument for divestment at odds with the facts.
Members of UCAN attended a hearing to protest new fracking legislation, part of a broader campaign to derail the law.
Freenters hack shows how radicalism is self-defeating.
Following a hearing on trauma deserts in Chicago, activists rallied in front of the UCMC to demand a trauma center on the South Side.
Student activists cited recent developments as examples of divide between University and community.
SFCC and a slew of activist student organizations plan on presenting a petition to administrators this afternoon.
The resisting arrest charge against grad student Toussaint Losier—the most serious of the charges brought against the protesters—has been dropped.
The protest complied with restrictions on noise and traffic in the UCMC during the transfer of patients to the new facility.
Political theorists, including UChicago professors Bernard Harcourt and John Mearsheimer, discussed social movements in Palestine and the United States at I-House on Tuesday night.
1,100 have signed an online petition demanding a University explanation to the UCPD’s actions.
The vigil also served as a forum to discuss sexual violence and rape in India.
Alum disagrees with Axelrod, reflects on vibrant political culture of ’70s UChicago.
Students partnered with advocacy organization to strategize against TIAA-CREF investments.
Some 100 people have been arrested over the past week during protests and scuffles with Chicago Police Department officers.
Students found a joint SG-admin panel about safe protest strategies useful, even if turnout was low.
The weeklong series of talks, screenings, and exhibitions brought together many of the service organizations on campus.
Activists hunkered down in a Woodlawn mental health clinic with one month’s provisions, until two dozen were arrested.
As students protested outside, Israeli ambassador Michael Oren discussed the threat of Iran’s nuclear program, settlements in the West Bank, and his country’s standing abroad.
Harvard University has decided not reinvest in the controversial hotel company.
U of C students and Korean community members protested China’s repatriation of Korean citizens downtown yesterday morning.
Students called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to close two coal plants which they say are hazardous to the health of Chicagoans.
Students joined several South Side activists to celebrate their occupation and renovation of a single family home.
Students and community activists donned fake mustaches in a mocking rebuke of November’s ground-breaking ceremony.
A handful of students weathered a brief flurry of snow yesterday during a four-hour Occupy the Quad demonstration. The demonstration was an attempt to gain momentum for the Occupy movement on campus, even after the group was denied RSO status by ORCSA.
The students and professor were arrested early Sunday morning when they refused to leave Grant Park as part of the ongoing Occupy Chicago protests.
Two U of C students were among 16 protesters arrested Tuesday morning after a sit-in at a Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) conference at the Hyatt Regency.
U of C students joined throngs of protesters downtown this weekend for the week-long Take Back Chicago demonstrations.
Fifteen University of Chicago students joined over 200 community activists at Chicago’s third annual Roll Beyond Coal rally.