CLEVELAND — Warning of grave danger to the rights and living standards of working people, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) urged a meeting of 100 union activists here to go all out to defeat Sen. John McCain, the Republican candidate for president in next November’s election.
CHICAGO — Turning its attention toward the November general elections, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign kicked off a massive 50-state voter registration campaign on May 10.
OAKLAND, Calif. — As she led dozens of neighbors, ACORN activists and journalists on a walking tour of the East Oakland working-class neighborhood where she has lived for nearly 40 years, Fannie Brown surveyed the rows of mostly single-family homes.
On March 10, 2006 this city rocked the nation as nearly 500,000 people stopped traffic and marched to Federal Plaza for immigrant rights and the rights of undocumented workers. It was the largest turnout for immigrant rights in recent U.S. history. The massive outpouring protested the anti-immigrant and reactionary anti-worker bill HR 4437, introduced into Congress by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) that year.
BALTIMORE – “It’s an eye-opener.” That’s how my 17 year old grand-daughter Erin reacted after viewing “Girls Rock,” a recently released documentary film by Shane King and Arne Johnson about the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon.
New York City
The quagmire of the Rev. Wright is media-generated. They mercilessly crucified him by spinning big lies about his sermons. The effect included threats on his life and family and bombing threats on his church. His congregation, 8,000 strong, is being hounded and church services are disrespected.
In the big immigrant marches that swept the country on May Day in 2006 and 2007, one sign said it all: “We are workers, not criminals!” Often it was held in the calloused hands of men and women who looked as though they’d just come from work in a factory, cleaning an office building, or picking grapes.
The one message voters are sending with the unprecedented upsurge in the primary turnouts is that they are determined to turn the page on 35 years of ultra-right control of their destinies.