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A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond
People's Press Indy
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond
People's Press
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond

Janitors March in Downtown Indy

Janitors March in Downtown Indy By Jeff Turner The Service Employees International Union held a rally and march through downtown Indianapolis at Monument Circle on Saturday June 23rd, part of the Indianapolis 2018 Janitorial Contract Convention. There were well over a hundred in attendance. Eighty SEIU members were bussed in from Chicago, twenty from Ohio, […]

Indiana Poor People’s Campaign Week 5: “Everybody’s Got a Right to Live”

By Jeff Turner The Indiana Poor People’s Campaign held a rally this week for the fifth straight week, part of a nationwide “forty days of moral revival” to bring Martin Luther King Jr.’s original Poor People’s Campaign back to the forefront. The subject of this week’s rally was equal housing and a living wage. The […]

“Unsung Heroes” selected as Grand Marshals of 2018 Pride Parade: Their Stories of Courage Here

By Trevor Potts As Indianapolis prepares in excitement for today’s 2018 Pride Parade and Pride Festival at Military Park, five Hoosiers’ stories of courage and heroism deserve the spotlight — and fittingly, these five “Unsung Heroes” of Indiana’s LGBTQ+ movement have been selected as Grand Marshals of this year’s parade. Each of these tireless advocates […]

IDOC Watch Abolition Study: A Dialogue about the American Carceral State

By Jeff Turner Indiana Department of Corrections Watch (IDOC Watch) hosted its fifth installment of a series of monthly Abolition Study Sessions June 2nd. The event started in January of this year. “The point of this is just to develop people’s understanding of the prison system,” said Nick, who heads the group. Each month, the […]

Indy Pride Week culminates with Girl Pride’s “Indy Sheroes” Thursday at The Vogue and Indy Pride Festival ’18 Saturday

By Trevor Potts Indy Pride Week 2018 is in full swing after its annual community picnic at baseball game at Garfield Park Sunday — and the week is far from over. Celebrating LGBTQ+ rights and visibility, this annual event brings to the city tens of thousands of revelers, activists and allies. There are still several […]

Robert F. Kennedy: Fifty Years Later

By Jeff Turner Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert Francis Kennedy. His death is often remembered as the third major assassination in the United States of the turbulent 1960’s, the other two being the assassinations of his brother President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 and of Dr. Martin Luther King […]

The Tragedy in Puerto Rico and Other Things People Aren’t Paying Enough Attention To

By Amy Foxworthy Hurricane Maria Demolished Puerto Rico 8 Months Ago and Everything There is Still Terrible A Harvard study released Tuesday estimated that at least 4,645 people are dead as a result of Hurricane Maria, yet the official death toll was only reported as 64.  For comparison, 1,833 Americans died when Hurricane Katrina struck […]

NFL Caves in to the Demagoguery of the Commander in Chief

Commentary  –  By Jeff Turner This Wednesday, May 23rd, the National Football League unveiled a new policy: teams will now be fined by the NFL if their players kneel on the field during the National Anthem. Players will be able to stay in the locker room while the anthem is playing, but kneeling will not […]

Activists Tie Themselves to Governor’s Gate

Five activists affiliated with the Indiana Poor People’s Campaign used Zip Ties to tie themselves to the gates of the South Entrance to the Governor’s Residence on Monday in an attempt to bring attention to issues they feel plague the disadvantaged in Indiana. “We’re here because of systemic racism, xenophobia, Islamaphobia — just the divisions […]

Mike Pence Visit Draws Vocal Protests

By Jeff Turner Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence made a return trip to Indianapolis on May 18th, stopping by the Marriott downtown.  Assembled across the street were a group of about twenty-five protesters, many from the Indiana Democratic Party. “We (IDP) are here protesting Mike Pence. We feel very strongly about the […]