When Janet Edburg was laid off from her job at a Chicago photo lab equipment manufacturer three years ago, she experienced first hand the despair felt by millions of unemployed workers.
On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.
It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.
In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.
In a massive pre-dawn raid Oct. 25, Oakland and other area police evicted hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters from their two-week-old encampment in front of City Hall and a smaller camp in a nearby park.
Last week Chicago joined the rest of the country and the world in action for jobs and justice.
Occupy El Paso began an occupation of San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso on Monday, October 17, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and around the country and with marches of "indignados" across Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Within hours of its online posting, hundreds had signed the petition, with over a thousand signatures the first day.
Thousands of students, labor leaders, and community activits tuned in to the AFL-CIO’s “America Wants to Work” National Teach-In last week.
A major topic discussed during the Take Back the American Dream conference here last week was immigrant rights and fighting for the DREAM Act.