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April 2012

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On national average, one out of every six men, women and children are hungry inAmerica. They areunable to get enough food to maintain active, healthy lives. Just in the last two years, 25 universities and colleges opened .... (read)

As we go to press, outrage is growing across the country over the February 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Throughout American history, the capitalists have kept control by dividing the common people .... (read)

Every day the world seems more unstable, divided and dangerous. We see economic crisis, cutthroat competition among the capitalist countries for markets, the rise of fascism, and the drive toward war based on the national and .... (read)

On August 23, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizzard announced a plan to extend the school day from 6 hours to 7.5 hours. After refusing to go along with the contractually agreed-upon salary increase for teachers .... (read)

Like modern day Johnny Appleseeds, seven members of Occupy San Diego and Occupy L.A. have launched OCCUPYWALKUSA to walk across America talking up their message of social and economic justice. They are walking all the way .... (read)

Public Act 4, Michigan’s draconian Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) law, has had dire consequences in the communities where the EMF was instituted. Benton Harbor, Flint, and Pontiac, Michigan have suffered many losses of .... (read)

Here in Detroit—we’re not even under the dictatorial Emergency Manager—yet all of the police stations are only open eight hours a day. If you need the police, you go to a station and use the phone on the outside wall to make a .... (read)

Pierced by a thorn my heart bled.
It bled for all the Native American Indians who were victims of genocide; .... (read)

The World Courts of Women (WCW) comes out of areas of the globe experiencing the worst impacts of capitalism. The Women’s Economic Agenda Project is hosting the first ever held in the USA. Its goal is to give voice to women .... (read)

The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal health care system. Source: Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences .... (read)

Thousands of California students representing the nation’s largest public higher education system descended upon the front steps of the State Capitol early in March demanding the right to a quality public higher education .... (read)

Awakened by police again
sleep deprivation never ends
we can’t lay down we can’t sit up .... (read)

Women around the world celebrate March 8 as International Women’s Day. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together .... (read)

Hip Hop Congress is proud to announce its endorsement of and partnership with the Women’s Economic Agenda Project of the Western Region World Courts of Women on Poverty. The World Courts of Women were founded in 1992 .... (read)

On December 17th, 1903, Orville Wright’s plane flew for a 12-second sustained flight covering 120 feet. The earth was covered with lush grasslands, huge forests, and clean water. The skies were clear and the air refreshing .... (read)

In an effort to evict Occupy Nashville from Legislative Plaza, Tennessee legislators are preparing to further criminalize homelessness across the state. .... (read)

Last month, Purdue University Calumet (PUC) officials cleared Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Eisenstein on nine counts of violating the university's Code of Ethics. The three-month investigation followed .... (read)

Education is the key to a healthy society. During slavery, the slave power made it against the law for the slaves to read. I see why. For the slave who is fighting to end their slavery, education is key .... (read)

The immigration issue—the exploitation and mistreatment of millions of undocumented migrant families in the U.S.–has sparked confusion and fear. It has also called some to protest, march, and to speak out for what is moral .... (read)

About 80 people, including local hotel workers and community supporters, on March 9, in celebration of International Women’s Day, protested Hyatt’s treatment of its women workers, as part of a national boycott of Hyatt .... (read)

In spite of the fact that the Chicago Housing Authority has ordered all residents on the east end of the Cabrini Row Houses to be removed by the end of February, two families still remain. One of the reasons given by .... (read)

With Occupy everything these days; we need to keep occupying Congress. Just as a Republican candidate expressed his discontent for the majority of lawmakers in Washington, we the people should feel the same way .... (read)

The Whirlpool Corporation has declared a takeover of the NAACP-Benton Harbor/Twin City. It is stunning, shameless and unreal. Marcus Robinson, president of Consortium for Community Development, a component of Cornerstone Alliance .... (read)

Quitman is a small town of about 5000 people, 67% African American, in rural South Georgia, not far from the Florida state line. A few years ago, a group of citizens, tired of having no voice in their community, decided to go out .... (read)






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