Obama’s Re-Election – Four More Years of the Same

November 12, 2012

In 2008, when President Obama was elected for the first time, millions of people were excited. Obama represented himself as a hope for something different and people wanted to believe in him.  His election was seen as a symbol of

Four More Years – It’s Time to Fight For Ourselves

November 6, 2012

The votes are coming in and every indication points towards another presidency for Barack Obama and the Democrats. Without any last minute surprises that might put the Democrats’ victory in question, by now the Democrats should be preparing for another

Women – Overworked, Underpaid, Stressed Out

October 29, 2012

Many politicians have been making headlines for their ridiculous ideas about women’s bodies. In Missouri, Senator Akin claimed that women’s bodies could block pregnancy when they are what he called “legitimately raped.” For this idiot not only are some rapes

The Obama Presidency: False Hopes and Little Change

October 28, 2012

download a .pdf of this The Election of Barack Obama 2008 Barack Obama, more than any presidential candidate in decades, represented himself as a hope for something different. Obama made his slogans “Hope” and “Change”. These vague slogans were designed

Whoever Wins in November – We Still Lose

October 22, 2012

The elections are now just two weeks away. The candidates are making their final arguments, and soon we will be asked to choose – Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan. The Republican campaign has been clear – they aim

The November Elections and the Choices We Face

October 22, 2012

The November 6th election ballot is filled with propositions that can have a direct effect on our lives. They impact public education, the food we eat, and other questions we face in these difficult times. The economic crisis has meant

Food is for Profit – Not for Eating

October 15, 2012

We’re told over and over that the economy is recovering but at the same time wages are being cut, unemployment is remaining high, and prices for everything from rent, gas and bills keep going up. And as a result, more

Eleven Years of Death and Destruction

October 8, 2012

The war in Afghanistan has gone on for eleven years. Tens of thousands of Afghans have died and thousands of U.S. soldiers have either been killed or maimed. In Barack Obama’s last speech on the war he announced a plan

Spain, Portugal, Greece – Workers Fight Back

October 1, 2012

Last week and over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of workers, students, and the poor took to the streets in Spain, Portugal and Greece to show their opposition to a range of deep cuts against the population. Similar to the

Anger in the Middle East – More than Just a Video

September 24, 2012

Starting on September 11th this year, protests erupted in front of U.S. embassies all over the Middle East, spreading to North Africa, and as far away as Pakistan, Indonesia, and the immigrant communities in Europe. These protesters around the world

Fracking: Poisoning our Water for Profit

September 24, 2012

Corporations are increasingly destroying the earth in order make their profits. The latest technique is something called fracking. It’s a destructive way of drilling for natural gas, where highly pressurized liquid chemicals are forced into rocks underground, causing the rock

Chicago Teachers Vote to Continue Their Strike

September 17, 2012

After one week of being on strike, facing ridicule and attack from politicians and most major news organizations, Chicago teachers voted down the latest contract proposal, and voted to continue their strike. Despite the insults coming from the media, Chicago

Chicago – Teachers Draw the Line Against Attacks

September 10, 2012

On Monday morning, 26,000 teachers and school staff in Chicago walked out of school to man the picket lines. For the first time in 25 years, Chicago’s teachers have all gone on strike. The Chicago teachers are challenging the concessions

September 11th…Eleven Years of Losing Our Rights

September 10, 2012

It has been eleven years since September 11, 2001. After September 11th, the U.S. government launched two wars, which have taken the lives of millions of Iraqi and Afghan civilians and created millions of refugees. The fear that was used

Where Did The Summer Go?

September 3, 2012

For those workers who were lucky enough to get the day off, Labor Day was a day to relax, spend with families and friends, maybe even get some errands done and go to a barbeque. But instead of just being

Whose Society is This Anyway?

August 27, 2012

Every day we hear the same story from the politicians and the news media. The economy is in crisis and we are all suffering. With the election coming, it’s the same story from both the Republican Party and the Democrats

Living to Work, Not Working to Live

August 27, 2012

Working class Americans are overworked. Each year working people are forced to work more in worsening conditions for a paycheck that has a diminishing value. How many of us work more than 40 hours a week, work on the weekend,

The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

August 20, 2012

Whether we’re in the public sector or private sector, no matter who we work for, all workers are pitted against each other. Those who don’t have jobs versus those who do, part-time or temp workers versus full-time workers, those with

Chevron: Robbing and Poisoning For Profit!

August 13, 2012

Last week, a major fire and explosion at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, CA sent toxic, black fumes all over the city. Richmond residents were ordered to stay indoors with the windows and doors shut and avoid breathing any

Just How Rich Are The Rich?

August 13, 2012

While most of us struggle to work, pay for housing, health care and take care of our families, it’s easy to forget how much wealth there is in the world. And that’s just how the rich would prefer it. Because

The Olympics – Saluting Flags and Raking in Gold

August 6, 2012

The Olympics should be a celebration of human potential. Seeing some of the best athletes from all over the world come together as equals to compete in nearly every sport should be something to celebrate and enjoy. But the reality

Aurora: Another Tragedy Of A Violent Society

July 23, 2012

Another terrible mass shooting has taken place in the US. This time, a 24-year-old man allegedly opened fire into a crowded movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, killing at least 12 people and wounding 59. This

The 4th of July – The Real Story of Independence Day

July 2, 2012

We are taught that the Fourth of July is Independence Day – the day in 1776 that Americans declared their independence from Great Britain. But, there’s more to the story. Just like the U.S. today, colonial America was divided between

Working Families Are Getting Poorer

June 25, 2012

It is no surprise for workers to find out that our wallets have been getting lighter and lighter over the past few years. With the rising cost of goods, the mounting debt, and wages that won’t go up, we know

Privatizing Education—Profiting Off Our Children’s Future

June 18, 2012

Privatizing Education—Profiting Off Our Children’s Future Since 2008, K-12 education has been cut over $18 Billion in California alone. These cuts are depriving students of any sort of decent education, while making conditions harder for teachers. Meanwhile, parents, teachers, their

Obamacare on Trial – A Piece of Political Theater

May 26, 2012

In March, the Supreme Court of the United States began holding hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare”, one of the key pieces of legislation under the Obama administration. The Supreme Court has convened

California’s Budget – A War on Workers and the Poor

May 21, 2012

Last week, Governor Brown made his latest proposal for California’s budget. Every May, the budget is revised once the state’s revenues come in after taxes are paid. And just like the past several years, California raised less money than expected

Going into Debt Just to Survive

May 7, 2012

Student loan debt has reached record levels – over one trillion dollars – and has now surpassed credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history. The sad truth is, this isn’t even a surprise. Across the country, workers

May Day – The One Holiday The Rich Are Afraid Of

April 30, 2012

Tuesday is May Day, or International Workers’ Day. This isn’t a holiday like the others. This is not a holiday where the politicians come out to smile for the cameras. Hallmark doesn’t sell a card and there is no cartoon

Obama or Romney: Who Supports the Bosses More?

April 23, 2012

No matter where we look, the Presidential election is shoved in our faces. And now we’re told it has come down to only two options: Obama or Romney. Do we again elect the millionaire community organizer who pretends to represent

Taxes are Due But What Are We Paying For?

April 16, 2012

It is April, that time when we file our Federal and State income taxes. But as the economy continues to fail our families, while schools crumble and jobs vanish, we must ask ourselves, is the price really worth the prize?

It’s Not a Recovery For The Rest of Us

April 9, 2012

For most working people, there has been no sign of the economic crisis going away. Our lives have not gotten any easier as we are continuing to live in a crisis every day. So, why is that we’re being told

Whatever the Supreme Court Decides, We Need Real Health Care

April 1, 2012

Last week, hearings began on the Affordable Health Care Act, which has become known as “Obamacare”. The Supreme Court has convened to decide if the act, which requires individuals to purchase health care, is constitutional. This debate has become almost

Our World – At The Point of No Return

April 1, 2012

Today we are experiencing the most dramatic climate change in recorded history. We see it in the news everyday. Floods, droughts, wildfires, heat waves and cold snaps are becoming everyday events. In a recent survey over ten thousand scientists agreed

Trayvon Martin Murdered – We Should All Be Outraged!

March 26, 2012

On February 26 in Sanford, Florida, George Zimmerman murdered unarmed 17-year old, Trayvon Martin on his way back from 7-Eleven during half-time of the NBA All-Star game, carrying iced-tea and Skittles. Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, spotted Martin and

The Biggest Mass Murderers are the War Makers in Washington

March 19, 2012

For the last week, the news headlines have focused on the atrocities perpetrated by an American soldier in Afghanistan. On Sunday, March 11, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales entered two Afghan villages and opened fire on the villagers there, killing 16

War Destroys the Lives Of Soldiers

March 18, 2012

Since September 11, 2001, over two million Americans have been sent off to war in Iraq or Afghanistan. More than half of them have been deployed more than once, many four times, and some as high as eight times. But

Don’t Believe the Lies – No War With Iran!

March 12, 2012

Back in March 2003, when the US began bombing the people of Iraq, the Bush administration justified the war by a campaign of lies. The population of the US and the world were told over and over again that Saddam

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