The Verizon strike had been the nation’s largest work stoppage in four years and the most significant for many years beyond that. It has shown that workers standing together can resist corporate attempts to drive them from the middle-class.
Maybe states can properly regulate fracking. As usual however, science follows our thirst for cheap energy rather than careful research and cautious treading.
“Baton Rouge and New Orleans should be sending us help because we’re saving their butts. Y’all pray for us. You can at least do that.” The government could do more than pray, it could rethink the human relationship with the river to create a more equitable system for dealing with natural disasters.
This book paints a deeply disturbing picture of the United States interventions in the Caribbean: propping up brutal dictators, overthrowing democratically elected governments, and undermining social reform in the name of anti-communism.
At this point, what do workers have to lose? The nation is rapidly heading toward the outlawing of labor unions. This is the last stand for American labor.
Protecting land for recreation became more important than protecting people’s bodies.
We need an ideological framework that rejects fundamentalist free-market capitalism in favor of a more just world.
On the other hand, progressives have no clear ideology today.
Nothing binds activists together like a shared history of suffering.
If we want to expand our community of progressives, we need to add to our Internet organizing with physical contact.