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U.S. schools more segregated than in 1954

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s famous Brown vs. Board of Educationruling ordering desegregation of the nation’s schools, U.S. schools are more segregated than when the court ruled in 1954, a new study shows.

5 days ago - 1

The Democracy Initiative: A national campaign caught fire

At first, it was a one-union crusade, but in the first example of what labor’s legions, with a huge amount of added allies, can do, the Communications Workers’ Democracy Initiative caught fire.

5 days ago

Catholic bishops back unions in Labor Day message

Repeatedly using the word “solidarity,” and extending it to all, not just to workers, the nation’s Catholic bishops strongly backed unions and their role in their annual Labor Day message.

5 days ago - 1

U.S. use of sanctions could spur dollar's decline

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. 

5 days ago

Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams’ suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

5 days ago - 2

Ohio's GOP governor ignores pleas of 3,000 fired Ormet workers

The tattered sign standing at the entrance of Ormet’s North Gate pretty much says it all. It pleads to Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, for “some help” to save Ohio jobs.

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DSC_6366 on Flickr.#ferguson Paws Up Don’t Shoot

DSC_6366 on Flickr.

#ferguson Paws Up Don’t Shoot

Ferguson Aug 19 2014_9 on Flickr.People’s World Photographs of #ferguson #justiceformikebrown

Ferguson Aug 19 2014_9 on Flickr.

People’s World Photographs of #ferguson #justiceformikebrown

Naquasia LeGrand

Naquisha Legrand will join the Peoples World event: Working for a living - new challenges on Friday, June 13, 7:30 pm at UIC Student Center East, 750 S Halsted St. Chicago. Other panelists include Terrie Albano, PW editor, Howard Kling from Workday Minnesota, Rasheen Aldridge, a leader of low wage workers and Elce Redmond of Jobs with Justice.

2 months ago

Working for a Living: New Challenges | Facebook

Join us for a dialogue on living as and organizing fast food workers with:

Terrie Albano, co-editor
Rasheen Aldrige, St. Louis Can’t Survive of $7.35 strike leader, Young Activists United
Howard Kling, Secretary, International Labor Communications Association AFL-CIO, Change to Win
Naquasia LeGrand, Fast food forward, Colbert Show guest
Elce Redmond, Organizing Director for the South Austin Coalition, National Board Jobs With Justice

MC: Judith Le Blanc Field Director, Peace Action

3 months ago


La Cosecha / The Harvest (2011)

"Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat.  Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive.  The Harvest / La Cosecha profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest and provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.”

(Source: sulitati, via chinookorca)

A Showing of “Gasland” by Josh Fox in Bridgeport Chicago

The Bridgeport Alliance will be hosting a viewing of the documentary “Gasland” by Emmy award winner Josh Fox.

This film talks about the harsh dangers of fracking and other processes used in the natural gas industry. Fracking causes land and water contamination due to the release of methane gas and other toxins.

This film questions the sustainability and safety of this method.

When: Saturday May 17th 2014 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Benton House 3052 Ma Benton Ln, Chicago, IL 60608

There will be a screening of the film and then a discussion about fracking in the state of Illinois after the film.

For more information Call Benton house at 773-927-6420

May1stChicago2014Front_6 on Flickr.Chicago May day #2Million2Many

May1stChicago2014Front_6 on Flickr.

Chicago May day #2Million2Many

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.A McDonald’s worker telling the crowd why they are on strike and fighting for 15 and a Union

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.

A McDonald’s worker telling the crowd why they are on strike and fighting for 15 and a Union

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.On strike!!! Fighting for 15 and Union!!

#fightfor15 May 2014 Chicago on Flickr.

On strike!!! Fighting for 15 and Union!!