U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-dontwreckourstates520x300.jpg

"States' rights" Republicans killing democracy, state by state

Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-immigration8.jpg

Miami protests anti-immigrant bills

Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rossana.jpg

Communist Party to host national conference

"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-SantosGutierrez357x396.jpg

Latino community rejects DOJ whitewash in Gutierrez case

A coalition of community and labor activists in Sacramento, California are demanding justice for Luis Gutierrez who was fatally shot by three deputies last year and were recently cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Women take lead in fight for jobs

Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rotunda.jpg

Judge orders Wis. Capitol open to protesters

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Gov. Scott Walker, which effectively reopens the Capitol to demonstrators who the governor tried to keep out today.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ohio4.jpg

Ohio fights attack on labor

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the state AFL-CIO and its affiliates have called for a massive turnout for a rally Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbus to protest a Republican bill to repeal collective bargaining for public employees.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-dj.jpg

Cop found not guilty in slaying of African American youth

A grand jury ruled  that the police killing of Danroy "D.J." Henry, Jr., the African American Pace University football player cops shot outside of a bar in suburban New York, was not a crime.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-GoodJobs520x300.jpg

Facing benefit cutoff, jobless "99ers" organize

Activists note official unemployment in Connecticut has more than doubled to about 170,000 since 2007, with  no sign of improvement. It's a crisis for the entire state and demands emergency attention, they say.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-twitter.jpg

New York show of solidarity with Egypt

 Several thousand people - Egyptians, Egyptian Americans and other New Yorkers - showed up here Jan. 29  in solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Egypt.

125 26 27 28 2932