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New Book Rips Hillary Clinton (tags)
Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award (tags)
More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)
The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities
America: Land of the Poor (tags)
Dire State of America's Children (tags)
States Harming People Most Needing Help (tags)
The Real Cost of Prisons --An interview with Lois Ahrens (tags)
The racist sub-text of the neo-liberal political agenda succeeded in creating acceptance of mass incarceration while simultaneously creating the laws and industries to police, prosecute, cage and control millions of people?almost all poor people and people of color. Neo-liberal policies have been in place for more than thirty years. As a result many people are not aware that our current political and economic situation is not the result of a natural course of events, but rather, of a systemically created ideology that has pervaded every aspect of our daily lives.
Incarceration's Effect on Economic Mobility (tags)
Child Homelessness in America (tags)
worsening because Washington ignores it
Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)
Project Censored's fabulous new book.
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
"Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" (tags)
For May 1, 2006, "A Day Without An Immigrant", Women Say "Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" A massive movement of grassroots women and men, workers and students, on the streets in the US is demanding that their work be counted and that this be reflected in what they are entitled to.
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
Rebuild Louisiana rally demands jobs, housing (tags)
BATON ROUGE, La. — Sporting union, NAACP and ACORN T-shirts, more than 1,000 rallied here Oct. 29 for jobs, living wages, affordable housing and public services for south Louisiana. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Al Sharpton were joined by rank-and-file workers and community activists in calling for a rebuilding program that puts victims of Katrina and Rita first. Speakers also called on the federal government to supply grants, not loans, to local governments for basic services.
Bush’s hidden attack on public education (tags)
PHILADELPHIA – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – a historic civil rights legal case that declared Jim Crow segregated schools for African American children were a violation of the Constitution.
BTL:Leading Democratic Presidential Candidates Ignore Issues of... (tags)
...Women and Poverty Interview with Gwendolyn Mink, author and activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday – exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton (tags)
The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)
MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:
Saving and improving Social Security: The Communist Party’s solution (tags)
Marx’s observation that the task of a movement goes beyond mere interpretation of events was never more apt than when it comes to the struggle to defend – and improve – the Social Security system.
People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)
MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
BTL: Children's Defense Fund Pushes Congressional Bill to Repair 1996 Welfare... (tags)
Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Marian Wright Edelman about her group's proposals to lift children out of poverty, the price tag of the program, and her reaction to the President's adoption of the Defense Fund's slogan.
Mothers Vote for Democracy (tags)
report on a convention regarding welfare reform by welfare mothers.