Our modern Republican Party has quite obviously and transparently become a party that seeks out racist votes and appeals to prejudiced whites.
On August 5, six people were killed by a gunman in Wisconsin in a Gurdwara and a police officer was seriously wounded. On August 6, a Mosque was burned down in Joplin, Missouri. People all across the country have condemned these acts and have come together in solidarity and unity. In last few years attacks on Muslims, Sikhs and others have escalated.
A climate of anxiety, fear and suspicion has been created in which sections of society have been declared threat to the security and well being of the nation and humanity and passions are being incited.
About a dozen folks from Somerville picketed the Diva restaurant in Davis Sq. on Thursday, August 2 because the owner, One World Cuisine has been treating its employees unfairly.
The action is part of a campaign by the immigrant rights group, Centro Presente to support seven workers who are victims of wage theft. They received less than minimum wage and were not properly paid for their overtime hours. Centro Presente estimates that the workers are owed over $50,000 in back wages!
On June 16, on the eve of the Greek parliamentary elections, with the future of the European Union in doubt and a newly-elected Socialist president in France, French citizens in the U.S. and Canada voted to elect a candidate in a newly created constituency to represent them in the French National Assembly. They chose Corinne Narassiguin, a 37-year old member of the Socialist Party who has worked as a banker on Wall Street for twelve years.
MONTPELIER, VT - While the nation waits for an overdue Supreme Court decision that will decide the fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), another health care drama with wide implications for universal care is just starting in Vermont.
Prodded by a strong grassroots movement, the Vermont legislature voted last year to create a system where every citizen will eventually be eligible for publicly funded health care.
Plymouth, MA - Political fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is fueling local opposition to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The aging facility’s operating license expires on June 8, 2012, and its owners want a 20-year extension. It looked like it had a green light from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which recommended an approval vote.
In this interview, Bill McKibben opens the Global Teach In on Wednesday by reviewing the scale of environmental challenges that corporate power and carbon-lobby pose for humanity as a whole. Asked to address economic alternatives, he notes that there are many welcome projects but cautions that the scale and pace of change require an immense social movement to challenge corporations and governments. If successful, these social movements will find that that tomorrow's economy favors decentralized development and job creation.
**As deadline looms for low-income and middle class families, mass march and rally shine a light on Bay State companies and CEOs whose Tax Day never comes**
Since the fall of the Occupy Camp at Dewey Square, which held for 71 days in the shadow of the Boston Federal Reserve building outside of the doors of South Station, a contingent of activists and community members have focused their energy and planning on the debt and budgeting controversy surrounding the MBTA. An offshoot of Occupy Boston called Occupy the MBTA staged demonstrations and organized canvasing missions in which activists and community members rode the subway.