More than 100 demonstrators taking part in mass civil disobedience were arrested in Chicago on Wednesday as several thousand people marched against the largest proposed round of school closings in recent memory.
Many carried placards proclaiming "Strong Schools, Strong Neighbourhoods" and "Protect Our Children" while chanting "Whose Schools, Our Schools" and calling for mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation.
WASHINGTON _ Blistering charges of misplaced power and a morally bankrupt culture in the nation’s “military-industrial complex” are rarely leveled by one of the defense establishment’s own.
But that is exactly what an instructor of the military’s rising stars lobbed on Tuesday when he very purposely engaged in friendly fire at a defense budget conference co-hosted by the Cambridge-based Project on Defense Alternatives.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ budget may have failed, but it failed well.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives took up floor debate and voted on three Democratic alternatives to the Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) budget—the first a version of the Senate Democrats’ budget, the second a proposal from the Black Caucus, and the third a budget crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which with 72 members is the largest Democratic Caucus in the House.
Residents Call on GOP to Pass a Budget that Creates Jobs and Opportunity, Not Slashes Programs that Give Hard Working Americans a Fair Shot at the American Dream
Concerned People undertake Baltimore to DC Bus Tour for Prosperity Not Austerity Marylanders will tour through the state, meet the tour Rally in D.C. on March 23 Progressive Democrats of America, other organizations cosponsor important action
ON March 17, 1969, President Richard M. Nixon began a secret bombing campaign in Cambodia, sending B-52 bombers over the border from South Vietnam. This episode, largely buried in history, resurfaced recently in an unexpected place: the Obama administration’s “white paper” justifying targeted killings of Americans suspected of involvement in terrorism.
Hundreds of residents of Afghanistan's eastern province of Wardak are marching on Kabul Saturday demanding US special operations forces pull out of their territory.
Peace advocates will have a new opportunity to rein in US drone attacks if the Pentagon takes over from the CIA, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. [Mar. 21]
Democrats flirt with disaster as they put Social Security cuts and Medicare changes 'on the table'
- Jon Queally, staff writer
The budget put forth by the Progressive Caucus (CPC) in the House went down in expected defeat on Wednesday with a vote of 84-327.
March 20th National Day of Action will highlight working Americans squeezed by these reckless budget cuts