BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 1/01/13
Early New Year’s Day, the U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to pass a compromise bill to put off the so-called ‘fiscal cliff.’ The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where Republicans are likely to try to get even more tax breaks for the rich.
BY David Hungerford | Trenton, NJ | 12/28/12
The people’s struggle against foreclosures took a new turn before the New Jersey Court of Appeals here, Dec. 19.
BY Staff | Tallahassee, FL | 12/11/12
The afternoon clouds were dark, but even the threat of rain couldn't stop students, retirees, and union members from taking a stand against federal budget cuts.
BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 6/06/12
On June 1, the Labor Department reported that only 69,000 net new jobs were created in May, less than half of what economists had expected and less than a third of the relatively strong job growth of the December through February period.
BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 1/10/10
Current Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner was president of the New York Federal Reserve when AIG and big banks were given the secret bailout. The editors of Fight Back! say that Geithner should resign, or be removed from the post of Treasury Secretary.
BY Charla Schlueter | Berkeley, CA | 10/27/09
Over 600 activists gathered on Oct. 24, for a conference to organize against the statewide education budget cuts.
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 Fight Back! Editors | United States | 6/05/09
Fight Back! interviewed Gregg Shotwell, a worker from the Delphi auto parts plant in Coopersville, Michigan, and a founder of Soldiers of Solidarity, an organization of rank-and-file members of the United Auto Workers (UAW).
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 1/10/09
On Friday, Jan. 9, the Department of Labor reported that 524,000 jobs were lost in December. With even more jobs losses in November than estimated last month, 2008 was the worst year for jobs since 1945, with more than 2.5 million jobs lost.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 10/06/08
On Friday, Oct. 3, the House of Representatives voted to approve Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson’s $700 billion bailout plan and then left town to campaign for the election.