ORLANDO, Fla.--Immigrants, their brothers and sisters in labor and other progressive forces converged here on Oct. 29 for a protest demanding a path to citizenship for America's 11 million undocumented immigrants and an end to the deportations that have torn apart tens of thousands of immigrant families.
The 150 participants came from Toledo, Canton, Akron, Columbus, Ashtabula, and even Pittsburgh, as well as Cleveland. They were part of at least 45 "human chain" protests around the country.
More than 100 people celebrated the 4th of July here by demanding an end to U.S. government spying on its citizens.
While the Senate debates the immigration bill, labor and community activists in northern California charge that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to require local employers to fire hundreds of workers, saying they have no immigration papers.
CHICAGO - Just 48 hours after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods, more than 1,000 people marched against Monsanto, which spends billions in quashing such laws.
The march in Jacksonville, Florida, was part of an international effort that drew some 2 million people to similar marches held in 436 cities around the globe.
A new national movement for education justice has been born all across the country, to defend public education from those who would destroy it.
Among the 11 million undocumented immigrants are 1.4 million Koreans who suffer many of the same low paid jobs, fear of deportation, as their Latino counterparts.
Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.