"In These Times" is a magazine dedicated to exploring the social justice, political issues, and current events that the United States faces these days. Published in Chicago, the magazine's articles are written by staff, that explore issues facing all U.S. citizens. In this issue, articles are "News," "Appall-o-meter," "The Third Coast," "Back Talk," "Capitol Report," "The First Stone," "How to Sell a War", "Web of Lies," "Hung Out to Dry," "The Kids Aren't All Right," "Local Anesthesia," "Memory, Down with the Ship," and "War of Words."
Henry Rosemont, a printer and labor activist/historian, explores many crucial but little-known aspects of American labor history in this collection of his articles. America's First Strike covers the role of Benjamin Franklin in the Philadelphia printers' strike of 1786; his influence on organized labor; the early union printers' support for the abolition of slavery; their leadership in the U.S. labor movement overall; and other issues such as the problem of technology and important labor battles like the Haymarket affair of 1886, the 1938-40 Newspaper Guild strike, and the Chicago newspaper strike of 1947-49. Dave Roediger wrote the introduction, and former Chicago 5th Ward alderman Leon Despres contributed a note about Rosemont, who was a personal acquaintance.
Features on: Mass media's attacks on feminism; journalism ethics scandals; the Sony/Loews Cineplex Odeon lockout of union projectionists; an interview with professor of African-American Studies and Labor Party organizer Adolph Reed Jr.; new meat industry regulation expose by Gail Eisnitz; corporate sponsorship at the Museum of Science and Industry and its effects on exhibits on energy, AIDS, oil, food, and the environment. Published by students at the University of Chicago.
<p>Arts, education and activism in Chicago. This issue focuses on "solidarities" and the ways communities work together, both internally and with other communities.</p><p>Contributors continued: Josh MacPhee, Joel Waneck, John Brady, Jacques-Jean M. Tiziou, Dakota Brown.</p><p>Keywords continued: "New" Students for a Democratic Society Conference, University of Chicago, Keith Jackson, School Without Walls, Southwest Youth Collaboration, Access Living, Chicago Freedom Summer 2006, The Kenwood-Okaland Community Organization, Mteropolitan Area Group Igniting Civilization, Community Justice for Youth Institute, Jonathan Peck, Chicago Freedom Movement, second-generation incarceration, Girls Best Friend Foundation, civil rights, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Mariame Kaba, Steans Family Foundations, Young Woman's Action Team, Rogers Park, Jobi Peterson, Blocks Togethers, Chicago Girls' Coalition, Alternatives, Inc., Women and Girls Collective Action Network, Housing Action Illinois, Afterschool Matters, Amate Housing, Uhlich Children's Advantage Network, The African Presence in Mexico, race, racism, direct action, street theatre, sexuality, gender, National Women's Caucus Action, Cook County Hospital, lesbian, gay, queer, identity, American Medical Association, police brutality, Michael Piazza, doulas, Pilsen Open Studios, Woodlawn, University of Chicago, Kimbark Tenants Association, New Communities Program, Rainbow Coalition, Puerto Rican Young Lords, Young Patriots Organization, Black Panthers, Bobby Lee, Cuentos Foundation, environmentalism, South Austin Community Coaliition Council, Northwest Austin Council, Chicago Recylcing Coalition, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Center for Urban Transformation, urban agriculture, Stearns Quarry, Northwest Incinerator, Federation of Michoacán Clubs of Illinois, Chicago Artists Month, Tom Hansen, IWW, Marxism, International Workers of the World, National Independent Contractors Association, Wobblies, <br /></p>