September

Coalition Maps 'Jobs for All' Conference in NYC Nov. 13-14

With the nation’s official jobless rate 9.7 percent and expected to surge higher than 10 percent, calls are growing for President Obama and Congress to create a federal jobs program to create millions of green, living-wage jobs.

CNN's Lou Dobbs in bed with hate group

Hate-based, anti-immigrant propaganda has poisoned not only the health care debate but is also distorting the public discussion about immigration reform, charged a group of civil rights, immigration reform advocacy and media watchdog organizations this week.

US distributors boycott "Creation," movie on Charles Darwin

A new British film following the life of evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin called “Creation” has stirred up controversy because producer Jeremy Thomas has not been able to secure a U.S. distributor.

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Hundreds protest Philadelphia Army Experience Center

PHILADELPHIA -- Carrying banners and chanting “Shut it down!” and “War is not a game!” close to 300 demonstrators marched into the Franklin Mills Mall here to protest the continued operation of the Army Experience Center. Most of the demonstrators had gathered outside the mall and marched in past a line up of mall security guards and Philadelphia police.

President Obama details health reform principles

On the heels of President Obama's speech to Congress on health reform this week, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes stated that the administration has learned some important lessons about that issue coming out of the August congressional recess.

Virginia governor’s race key for labor

Labor and the working class have a big stake in the election for governor of Virginia this November.

Will Ellen DeGeneres make it on American Idol

Before every American Idol fan and entertainment writer goes nuts buzzing online about how it’s a bad idea that Ellen DeGeneres has joined the show’s judging table, let’s all just take a deep breath and give the lady a chance.

President Obama addresses Congress on health care

President Obama lays out health care reform specifics in a speech before Congress on Wednesday. Here is a transcript of the speech.

Attempt to alter textbooks at center of Republican frenzy over Obama speech on education

While President Obama’s address to students was a consoling speech on education, staying in school and students’ taking personal responsibility for their learning, David Bradley, a Republican member of the Texas State Board of Education and loudest critic of President Obama, and other Republicans were whipping themselves into a frenzy over the address before the speech even took place

Groups condemn attacks on Van Jones, green jobs leader

In the aftermath of Van Jones’ abrupt Labor Day weekend resignation as the Obama administration’s special advisor for environmental jobs, human rights and environmental organizations are expressing outrage at the barrage of attacks against the green jobs leader by Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck and other extreme right Republicans.

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