Campaigners take legal route after success against big tobacco and other industries led to change.
As America’s gun crisis shows no sign of abating, there is some hope for reducing the number of mass shootings and killings. The emerging wave of lawsuits against gun makers echoes previous successes against the car industry, opioid companies and big tobacco.
The private banking industry either can’t or won’t do what needs to be done to stop preying on vulnerable people.
The need for a public banking option is urgent. Nearly 10 million households, a disproportionate number of whom are people of color, are unbanked in the United States.
Sacramento, California – Clashes broke out inside the Sacramento City Council chambers on May 23rd, as angry community members chanted, held banners, and shut down a small group of neo-Nazis who threw up Hitler salutes and attempted to address the council.
That equals 62% of the federal discretionary budget.
“When we invest so heavily in militarism at home and abroad, we deprive our own communities and people of solutions to problems that pose immediate security threats.”
A judge for the National Labor Relations Board determined it was unlawful for Starbucks to request records of communications between unionized workers and news media organizations.
The decision reversed a prior ruling from a United States court, which upheld subpoenas issued to 21 workers that were sought by Starbucks to help the corporation defend against allegations that they engaged in unfair labor practices against Starbucks Workers United.
Resident physicians at Elmhurst Hospital are on the picket line starting Monday for better pay, benefits.
Queens, NY – Following several days of public actions, including a march on the boss on Thursday May 18, and close to a year of bargaining, resident physicians at represented by CIRSEIU will hold a final event on Sunday, May 21 calling on Mount Sinai, their employer, to bargain fairly and avoid the unfair labor practice strike set to begin on Monday May 22 at 7AM at Elmhurst Hospital.
Prof. Michael Hudson’s new book, The Collapse of Antiquity: Greece and Rome as Civilization’s Oligarchic Turning Point” is a seminal event in this Year of Living Dangerously when, to paraphrase Gramsci, the old geopolitical and geoeconomic order is dying and the new one is being born at breakneck speed.
The university heavily invests in policing, surveillance, and other forms of state violence that disproportionately impact racially-oppressed students, both historically and in our contemporary time, who comprise most of the school’s population. Further, while the institution increases funding for GSU Police Department, which enacts racialized violence against its students, departments face budget cuts that reduce the educational capacity of the university.