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Veterans Day 2011: Demand action on jobs

PeoplesWorld.org marks this Veterans Day with a question to the Republicans in Congress. Plus links to related stories.

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Russell Pearce defeated, wake up call for anti-immigrant lawmakers

The powerful Republican state senator who authored Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant bill SB 1070, became the first sitting lawmaker in Arizona history to lose his seat in a recall election.

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Thousands join largely peaceful Occupy Oakland protest

Nov. 2 in Oakland was packed with rallies, marches, gatherings of children and families, and a disability community action. Later a picket line of 5,000 shut down the Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth busiest port, when longshore workers refused to cross it.

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Unions urge last minute calls to Senate today on jobs

The U.S. Senate will vote on the Rebuild America Jobs Act, which would immediately create jobs by putting $59 billion into infrastructure repairs.

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Wisconsin GOP pushes bill to slow down recall

In a sneak attack on the democratic rights of the voters to recall elected officials, the Republicans are proposing a bill that would force petition gatherers, who already have to certify each petition they collect, to have those certifications notarized.

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House Dems call for voter suppression hearings

Ranking House Democrats John Conyers, D-Mich., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., are demanding congressional hearings on voter suppression laws that are being instituted in states across the country.

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Mayor orders cops to tear down first aid station and arrest 130 in Chicago

Protesting the mass arrests and the destruction of their first aid station this weekend, ordered by Mayor Emmanuel, nurses and their allies picketed City Hall this morning.

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New Haven joins Occupy Movement

On October 15th, New Haven joined the Occupy Movement with a kick-off march of 1,000 people on the New Haven Green.

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Occupy Oaklanders wake up the town

On the morning of Oct. 22, Occupy Oakland's two-week-old camp in front of City Hall - now said to number 150 tents - thronged with visitors.

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Occupy Chicago fills the jail with inspiration and solidarity

On Oct. 15, I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, after Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of Grant Park.

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