[From the Open Publishing Newswire]
The Silent Room: A Workers' Musical is a play about the working class struggle against oppressive bosses, greedy CEOs, and workplace injustice, all set to music. It is part of this year's Fringe Festival, and the closing show is today at 2:30pm at the Gremlin Theatre in St. Paul.
From the Newswire: "CHICAGO, August 8, 2011 ― A federal appeals court today rejected former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s attempt to dismiss an anti-torture suit against him. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Federal Judge Wayne R. Anderson’s March 2010 decision to allow the suit over Rumsfeld’s orders which allegedly led to the 2006 torture of two military contractors, Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel, U.S. citizens who were working in Iraq. The Appeals Court is now the highest court to have upheld the right of citizens to pursue an anti-torture claim against a federal Cabinet-level official." Read more
Chicago Independent Television for August: Bradley Manning at Pride Parade, Water Privatization, Dumping GMOsBy syndicated_content on 09 Aug 2011
The August episode of Chicago Independent Television includes a visit to the 2011 Chicago Gay Pride Parade where activists raise awareness to the plight of alleged Wikileaker Bradley Manning, a segment about forthcoming attempts to privatize Chicago's public water and grassroots efforts to oppose that, and a protest against Whole Foods raising awareness of the controversy of genetically modified organisms in Whole Foods foods.
The July 2011 episode of From The Trenches, the monthly radio program of Chicago Indymedia, features immigration rights activist and organizer Jorge Mujica in an interview recorded on Mayday 2011, and a recent speech by journalist and author Jeremy Scahill on U.S. foreign policy.
The July 2011 episode of Chicago Independent Television features a protest staredown of Palestine supporters and the Walk for Israel in Chicago, a feature on debunking myths about undocumented immigration, and an interview with a member of the Chicago Single Payer Action Network about single payer health care in the United States.