Opposition Mounts as First Tar Sands Mine in US Gets a Green Light
Last week, a new front opened in the struggle against tar sands mining in the U.S. If you didn’t know that tar sands mining is in the works on this side of the border in the first place, you’re not alone. Most people don’t realize that tar sands extraction, which has caused tremendous pollution and environmental degradation in Canada, has crossed the border to U.S. soil, where it has taken root in Utah.
August Jobs Report Shows Stubbornly High Black and Brown Unemployment
The official August jobs report released this morning shows that the economic depression in communities of color continues unabated. Double digit unemployment for blacks remains stuck at 14.1 percent. The unemployment rate for Latinos edged slightly upward to 10.2 percent.
Diverse Causes Join Forces in Charlotte to Kick Off Week of Protests at DNC
On Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, more than 1,000 people gathered for a March on Wall Street South. Before the march kicked off speakers from organizations around the country gathered in Charlotte’s Frazier Park. We hear some of their voices
2,500 March on Wall Street South: We Need Jobs, Housing, Justice, Not War!
Braving extreme heat, more than 2,500 people from throughout the South and across the U.S. filled the streets of Charlotte on Sun., Sept. 2 for the March on Wall Street South.
Can the US' housing woes be fixed? - Inside Story: US 2012 - Al Jazeera English
Inside Story: US 2012 asks: Can some of the innovative ideas to fix the housing crisis succeed without significant government support? Joining presenter Shihab Rattansi for the discussion are guests: Cathy Albisa, the co-founder of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative; Robert Hockett, a law professor at Cornell University; and Max Rameau, the co-founder of the Take Back the Land Movement.
Reforming Welfare and Gutting the Poor: A Bipartisan Platform
But the real scandal here isn’t what Obama did or didn’t do to “workfare”; it’s that both parties have gutted the welfare system as a whole to conduct a cruel social experiment on impoverished families.
Fighting Mountaintop Removal: A Story of Resistance by Wren Awry
It’s early afternoon on July 28th when fifty activists trespass onto the largest mountaintop removal site in Appalachia
Green Party VP Candidate Cheri Honkala Joins Romneyville Encampment to Give Voice to the Poor
Set up for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the "Romneyville" encampment is similar to Hoovervilles of the 1930s Great Depression. Residents of Romneyville are calling for an end to foreclosures, homelessness and the criminalization of poverty. We hear from Shamako Noble, a Romneyville resident and executive director of the Hip Hop Congress. And we speak to Cheri Honkala, the Green Party’s vice presidential nominee in the 2012 election and the National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.
Hundreds of Activists Protest at the Republican National Convention
Protesters are met with intense security measures, while some continue to live in “Romneyville.”
Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? by Angola 3 News
Interview on US prisoners and the communities around the world targeted by the US’ so-called “War on Terror”