Workers everywhere are suffering from the economic crisis and jobless "recovery." Some, however, fare better than others.
Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.
President Obama's American Jobs Act contains an important provision outlawing discrimination against the unemployed.
Handmade signs were visible everywhere: in fact the majority of the signs were original works. Several independent press agencies were present, along with most major networks.
The Great Recession of 2008 is looking more like the Great Depression of the 1930s. The economic crisis of U.S. (and world) capitalism is entering its fourth year.
Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.
The American Jobs Act is the leading edge of the jobs struggle. It is the ground on which millions can be drawn into the fight to create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
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.
The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.
Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.