For the last 40 years, workers in America’s industrial heartland, those Rust Belt states concentrated along the
waters of the Great Lakes, have suffered the effects of labor replacing technology and globalization, resulting in the most
concentrated job loss of any region in the United ....
Over the past several months the world has witnessed dramatic upheavals in the Arab world. Dictators and corrupt
regimes have been and are being challenged or overthrown. More startling, the United States and Britain – the powers that
installed and protected these corrupt dictatorships ....
The polarity of wealth in America—the gap between the rich and the rest of us—is staggering. History has shown
that when the wealth of a society is this polarized, that society can’t remain stable. It has to transform into something
On February 22, 2011, scarcely two hours after the polls closed, Rahm Emanuel was declared the winner of
Chicago’s mayoral election. He won more than 50% of the vote in a field of six candidates, thus avoiding a run-off. Only
40% of the electorate voted. ....
St. Petersburg, FL. — Recently the City and County Governments, Mayor Foster, Department of Corrections, and law
enforcement have been “criminalizing” the homeless here by extorting and enticing them to go the Jail Annex shelter, with the
collusion of the Homeless Leadership Network .....
The 2011 Sheriff race in Philadelphia is shaking out to be an interesting dialogue on the economy and,
specifically, home foreclosures and evictions. Along with auctions of foreclosed properties, evictions have traditionally
been a core task undertaken by the Office Of Sheriff ......
On September 13, 2010, in an article entitled “Follow The Dirty Money,” the New York Times International Herald
Tribune reported, “In recent years, Union Bank of California, American Express Bank International, Bank Atlantic and
Wachovia Bank have all been caught moving huge ....
Called upon to put out the fire set by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a male teacher from Sun Prairie stepped
to the microphone, a bit nervous, and laid it on the line ....
As we go to press in mid-February, 45 tents of the self governing homeless organization, “Safe Ground
Sacramento” are being tagged with notices from the County of Sacramento and scheduled for removal or destruction by the
authorities in 48 hours. The tents are neatly ....
On Valentines Day, February 14, communities across the country joined together in a collective day of action
called by National Alliance of HUD Tenants http://www.saveourhomes.org/ From Washington D.C. to Florida and from Maine to
California, HUD tenants and foreclosure victims ....
On Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C. people demonstrated at the Russell Senate Building to defend affordable
housing with the message “Have a heart; save our homes.” With Congress and the Obama administration looking to cut the
deficit on the backs of poor and working people ....
Cutbacks in education have been devastating. Schools with “achievement” issues are designated “Turn Around”
schools. Fired and displaced teachers are the scapegoats for years of administrative neglect and underfunding. Displaced or
out of work teachers are now suffering extreme ....
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression sponsored four regional conferences last month to defend 23 anti-war and
progressive union activists falsely targeted for providing “material support” for terrorism ....
When we think of labor replacing technologies, we often think of manufacturing facilities such as auto plants and steel mills. But when it comes to automation, one thing we must be clear about is that this is happening in all sectors of the economy including and especially in the service sector .....
Largely considered the Tea Party’s wallet, the Koch Brothers are among the most devastating perpetrators and
beneficiaries of corporate personhood in the US. It is well documented that they spend billions buying elections, denying
climate change, undermining health care reform .....
The Emergency Shelter Services of Benton Harbor, Michigan had counted 594 homeless people in Berrien County who
are all living in extreme unsafe conditions and temporary housing. In 2008 there were about 257 homeless people. But here as
of January 2011 it has dramatically jumped to 594 .....
The agreement in the beginning was that Detroit Diesel would pay the healthcare benefits of the workers. This
was part of a union contract. When times were good, one of the ways to keep people placated was to agree to negotiate for
retiree’s benefits and legally the law saw .....
So, a guy walks up and puts a gun to your head; “I don’t wanna scare you by describing how big this gun is, but
give me your money.” Meanwhile, a “stranger” “happens” to show up, and says “wow, that’s a really big gun, you’d better give
that guy your money!!!” That’s what the new budget .....
“Well, thank God those LIBERALS were defeated in the midterm elections!” This was a comment made to me by a
person living on SSI. I had to ask him, “What liberals and what do we do now?” The corporate plunder and take over of our
America is nearly complete. The assault on .....
This month marks the 100th anniversary of one of the worst, unpunished industrial homicides ever committed. On
March 25, 1911, fire roared through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on New York’s lower east side. In its deadly wake, 146
mostly female workers trapped behind locked doors....
In the U.S., some women have worked their way up the corporate ladder and are enjoying these profits. But for
the majority of women, poverty is growing by leaps and bounds. What is new is that this poverty is increasing among sections
of America that have up to now not suffered from economic ....
The take over of Benton Harbor by the state of Michigan is almost final. The people of Benton Harbor can kiss
the city, fire and police departments goodbye. They are also trying to change the name of the city to Harbor Shores. We must
stand up and fight like the Egyptian people did! ....