This poem was written during a five-day sit-in of high school students at St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s office after the Missouri Board of Education voted 5-1 to strip accreditation from the 32,000-student St. Louis City Public Schools on March 22.
Chris Hedges book, “American Fascists,” is a hard-hitting and thought-provoking critique of the U.S. Christian right. He explains the grave threat to democratic freedoms posed by them. Hedges is a former New York Times reporter.
Joe Hill sent this note to his friend Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. Yellowed with age, this small slip of paper captures a moment in history. Swedish-born Hill, perhaps the most famous troubadour of the early American labor movement, was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) who was arrested on trumped-up charges and executed in 1915 in Salt Lake City.
CHICAGO - Affordable Power for the People staged a three day hunger strike in protest of skyrocketing energy costs.
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A new USA Today/Gallup Poll showed a whopping 78 percent of the U.S. public favor giving all or most of the 12 million undocumented immigrants a chance to legalize and eventually become U.S. citizens.
Thousands of workers were back on the job April 5 at Northrup Grumman’s huge shipyard in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Pascagoula, Miss., after a 28-day strike that began March 8.
President Bush brushed aside calls for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, describing him as “an honest, honorable man in whom I have confidence.” But it has not silenced demands that Gonzales step down.
NEW YORK — In keeping with its tradition of being a voice of the labor and the working class, the People’s Weekly World is participating in the April 26-28 Labor Voices 3 conference here on multiple levels.