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The Case of Oscar Lopez Rivera
Examing the criminal case against and incarceration of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican activist and organiser charged and convicted of seditious conspiracy in 1980.
Century of Progress
WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.
Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America
The story of the anarchosyndicalist militants accused of perpetrating the throwing of a bomb that killed police at a workers' rally at the Haymarket in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other lo...
Frank Fried (1927-2015)
Quinn, Patrick M.
Frank Fried, a revolutionary U.S. socialist, passed away on January 13, 2015.
The Great Depression
Bailen, Maurice; Freitag, John
WFPL docudrama with a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair in search of a job in Depression-era Chicago.
WFPL Documentary portraying the various ethnic groups along Chicago’s Halsted Street.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
Our Generation: Volume 7 Number 1
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Our Generation: Volume 7 Number 2
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The Realities of Chicago School Reform: Against The Current vol. 82
In Chicago, the current round of school reform efforts began in the late 1980s. They were ostensibly sparked by the November 1987 public pronouncement of William Bennett, then-Secretary of Education ...
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Engler, Yves; Mugyenyi, Bianca
A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
Neighbors joining together to block Trump deportations
In neighborhoods across Chicago with large immigrant populations, people are banding together to form rapid response networks to support their neighbors in the event of expected deportation raids by P...