Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.
The GOP-run House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 23-16 on party lines May 25 to eliminate 43 elementary and secondary education programs.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.
Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!
International Worker's Day has come home. Out of the depths of the raging class war against public workers, their unions and all working people, has arisen a call by the labor movement from Wisconsin to Connecticut to rally on May Day
Supporters of public-sector unions in Wisconsin filed enough petition signatures to force two Republican senators into recall elections, only four of which have ever been carried out in the state's history.
The problem started 30 years ago when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers who were protesting the very conditions that led to this debacle.
The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.
Less than two weeks after recall campaigns against eight Wisconsin GOP state senators got under way, union members and their allies have already collected half the signatures they need.
Republicans rammed through a bill that would undo 50 years of labor rights in Wisconsin.