Leaders in labor, faith, civil and immigrant rights groups held a March 29 teleconference to announce coordinated actions nationwide on April 4 to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and stand in solidarity with public workers.
Women's rights advocates gathered for a Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart rally outside the Supreme Court this morning, as the court heard arguments in what could be the largest class-action civil rights suit in U.S. history.
The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.
A war of words escalated between King and those who accuse him of starting a McCarthy-style witch hunt against American Muslims.
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'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.
Republican Governor Rick Scott gave rise to a political strike, not a collective bargaining strike, by deciding to attack public workers.
A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.
The Secular Student Alliance, which has chapters on 200 college campuses nationwide, announced that it would work to help high school-aged free thinkers express themselves.
I got to know George B. Murphy, Jr. during the 25 years I commuted from Baltimore to Washington D.C. covering the capital for the Daily World newspaper, now the People's World online daily. His long career as a fighting, pro-people journalist made a deep impression on me.