Though winter rains are finally ending, managers of California’s many dams and aging, sometimes dilapidated levees expect the system will face serious challenges into the summer.
The Arizona political establishment was amazed when over 30,000 immigrant rights supporters marched through the streets of Phoenix March 24. The media noted this was the largest political demonstration in the state’s history.
The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance March 29 that forbids police and other city employees from participating in the witch-hunt against undocumented immigrants that has been whipped up by the Republican far right.
The fight for women’s equality is a momentous historical struggle whose victory is necessary to bring about the kind of world we desire. Even though many ills beset the world today, such as hunger, disease, religious conflict and national distrust, real headway in their resolution rests in women obtaining equality.
The great unspoken now has public voice. Women rarely report sexual assault, rape. When the victim is African American, the silence is deafening. That is about to change.
With the sea of American flags waving at the Washington Monument and in the streets of towns and cities across our country, immigrant rights marchers are reclaiming the flag as a symbol of liberty, democracy and humanity.
NEW YORK — In the city that is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, 125,000 people, native- and foreign-born alike, turned out April 10 for a historic National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice. It was the city’s largest demonstration so far for immigrant rights.
As Americans scramble to file their tax returns by the April 15 deadline, a new tax study got us angry.
Forty-five Florida tomato workers, members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), were lovin’ the solidarity from student, labor, community and religious groups in St. Louis and Chicago rallies last week. The events were part of the workers’ McDonald’s Truth Tour — “The Real Rights Tour” — that is traveling to 17 cities across the nation, fighting for living wages and worker rights.
CHICAGO — Wearing white coats and stethoscopes, and carrying signs and banners, medical students rallied in support for universal health care here March 31. The students were joined by health care consumers and elected officials at the Health Care Justice Rally.