BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 12/02/09
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee and the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout gathered in the state capitol building, Dec. 2, outside the room where Minnesota Management and Budget department heads presented the ‘November Forecast,’ projecting a $1.2 billion deficit.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/24/09
Friends, neighbors and supporters of Leslie Parks, a longtime resident of south Minneapolis who is facing foreclosure, gathered in front of her home Nov. 19, to demand that her mortgage holder - IndyMac - come to the table and reach an agreement that allows Parks to remain in her home.
BY Kosta Harlan | Chapel Hill, NC | 11/19/09
Twenty students picketed the Board of Trustees meeting, Nov. 18, as the trustees voted to increase out-of-state tuition by $1162 for the coming year at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
BY Charla Schlueter | Los Angeles, CA | 11/18/09
As of Nov. 18, dozens of tents are cropping up on UCLA’s quad as over 100 students begin a tent city, part of an all-night protest against the budget cuts, layoffs and tuition hikes in the University of California (UC) system.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/14/09
Over 50 people gathered at the home of Leslie Parks, Nov. 13, to declare solidarity for Leslie Parks and her mother as they fight foreclosure and eviction.
BY Adam Price | San José, CA | 11/08/09
On Friday, Nov. 6, the Labor Department reported that the official unemployment rate for October rose to 10.2%, from 9.8% in September.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/30/09
The American Bankers Association met here the week of Oct. 26, in luxury hotels, spending millions for their comfort. Outside, 2500 working people marched and chanted, “You got bailed out, we got sold out!”
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/28/09
More than 50 people gathered here, for an Oct. 28 mass community meeting to demand a moratorium or foreclosures and for protections for renters in foreclosed properties.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 10/27/09
Activists from the welfare rights, labor, immigrant rights and anti-war movements filled May Day books store here, for a forum called 'Capitalism in crisis; fighting back in hard times,' Oct. 25.
BY Jacob Flom | Milwaukee, WI | 10/20/09
Since the near collapse of the banking system, Americans have paid billions to banks that are now making record profits. Meanwhile, students, workers and homeowners are facing unforgivable unemployment, homelessness and debt.