Last June Alabama passed one of the most draconian anti-immigrant laws in the country. Immigrant rights activists describe it as Arizona's bitter law on steroids.
For the last eleven months, Chicago Jobs with Justice has protested at the State of Illinois building to dramatize the consistently bad unemployment report issued by the US Department of Labor.
OccupySTL is part of a nationwide movement that started with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York City.
Protesters declared, "Enough is enough," and called for a new people's coalition to engage in mass demonstrations to protect workers' rights and create jobs.
NEW YORK - One month can sometimes feel like a lifetime. For many, each day is marked by the struggle to recover. It's another step towards an uncertain future. Sept. 11 has forever changed the city.
What a treat to walk around and talk to the "Walkerville" citizens! Great discussions going on all the time. History, political economy, trade unionism, coalition building and many other topics fill the air.
10,000 trade unionists and their supporters from around Chicago and Illinois poured into Daley Plaza downtown.
More than 300 Niles West High School students walked out of classes March 17 to protest anti-union legislation under consideration in Illinois' neighboring states.
CHICAGO - "Jobs now" echoed across a frozen Federal Plaza as hundreds of youth demanded passage of federal youth jobs legislation and voiced their anger over being left out of the legislative process.
Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.