The power of the 99%

A new social movement is rising up in our country out of years of outrage, heartbreak, pain and anger at trying to make ends meet while CEOs and billionaires whistle all the way to the bank.


President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.


Will Obama get on the bus for federal action to create jobs?

President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.


"The Last Mountain": The people versus Massey Energy

An impassioned look at the environmental, climate, and health dangers -and unsafe working conditions - created by the coal industry.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

Will America ever wake up?

The middle class is being decimated and the working class is being punished. What will it take for America, real America, not the corporate entity we have become, to wake up and fight back?


Reduce gas prices? Nationalize big oil

I blew a gasket paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas the other day. It cost me over $60 to fill the tank and tore a gigantic hole in my pocket.


Make Wall Street pay

A statewide coalition of union and community groups in Connectticut has formed to demand that Bank of America  contribute its fair share to the state's economy.


Defeat Ohio's SB5

Today 36% of public workers are union members which corresponds very closely to 37% of the total U.S. workforce unionized from the 1960s to 1980s.


Reflections on Friday's protest in Madison

The aches in my bones from yesterday's rally in Madison, Wisconsin, were welcomed aches.

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