The rupture in the ExxonMobil-owned Pegasus pipeline, which sent a deluge of tarsands oil through the Arkansas town of Mayflower, is worse than previously thought.
About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.
In eastern Texas, residents and activists have achieved a temporary reprieve after a Texas landowner filed a lawsuit against the company.
In Texas, corporations get big gobs of tax money from state funds that are largely controlled by Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
The growing Latino vote, much discussed in national politics, may have accounted for the Democrats' successes in Texas.
Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.
A young Marine from Oak Cliff found out, a week after being deployed to Afghanistan, that his father had been deported to Mexico!
Today, it is said the Democratic Party is the major hope for Americans hoping to get jobs and keep or extend life-saving benefits such as health care and Social Security.
Talk of a major international protest dominated the discussion at the Occupy Dallas Six-Month Anniversary Celebration.
"The richest nation the world had ever known is disgraced by our levels of poverty, official executions, prison populations, and joblessness."