Violence is deeply rooted in Chicago’s history. Racial tensions contributed to that sad truth for years but in 1960s, it was a truth many young people could no longer swallow. They confronted hate with, of all things, non-violent demonstrations.
The Chicago Tax Day Tea Party is getting ready to rally in Daley Plaza on Monday, April 18. Rally-goers will hear from potential presidential candidate Herman Cain, Illinois Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh and other leading tax-reform enthusiasts.
Tax Day protests are nothing new. From tea to whiskey to war, Americans have long voiced their dissent by opting to keep their tax dollars right in their pockets. But are tax protests effective? And how much do they connect to flaws in our tax policy?
Thirty-six-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahmah died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli military at a protest on New Year's Eve.The incident in the town of Bil'in brought renewed attention to the long running non-violent protest movement in the West Bank.