We have learned that no one is in favor of evicting struggling families to the street while banks continue to profit. No one, that is, except the corporations and banks. We urge members of the NYPD to remain in solidarity with our cause. These men and women could lose their pensions and…
My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures. I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.
Then the new President of Drew University hired a consulting firm to evaluate the two PhD programs. I had just finished my three years of coursework. I was preparing for my translation exam, then comprehensive exams, then dissertation and oral defense, then Dr. Charles…
Given that the Republican legislature gave Gov. Walker all the tax breaks for corporations, all the tax breaks for the wealthy, all the power grabs and privatization and all the dismantling of voter rights and workers’ rights he demanded, it is time for them to admit their way is a failure….
‘Annual household income is at its lowest since 1996. Everything is going to the ones at the top. It’s sad’
It’s an “ informational picket” by UAW Local 578 outside of the Oshkosh Corporation. Not a strike. “Union officials called for the picket when it became clear contract negotiations had not progressed the way they had hoped, said Nick Nitschke, UAW president.”
stopping people 3 blocks away. They just shut down the generator and took all the gas, citing a fire hazard. No posted signs, masks or megaphones allowed. No structures (tents, arbors, shade, protection from the elements) allowed. No noise after 10pm. PLEASE SHARE!”
Over $4000 behind on the rent, as of October 1st, and still no jobs. I live a life of prospects falling flat, and awestruck resume reviews. He said my credentials amazed him. He wished he could hire me. And no one can or will help us—family consumed with narcissistic scheduling…
My fear - and it has building for a decade and a half, because I’ve seen this movement up-close from within and also on the front lines of the marriage wars - is that once one party becomes a church with unchangeable doctrines, and once it has supplanted respect for institutions and civility with the radical pursuit of timeless doctrines and hatred of governing institutions, then our democracy is in grave danger.”
“Vivienne looked out through the bars of the Tripoli jail cell where rebel authorities had held her for five days. She is one of a group of 90 Nigerian migrants who were rounded up during the climactic battle here last month against Moammar Gaddafi’s troops, accused of possessing weapons and killing Libyans. Vivienne said her only crime is her black skin.”—Since the uprising against Gaddafi’s 42-year-long rule began in February, many dark-skinned Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans here have feared for their lives: In Libya, the peril of being black - The Washington Post (via npr)