What would life be like if we lived the way Americans did around the time the Constitution was drafted? Watch Mark Fiore’s cartoon here.
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This video covers the fast food worker strike of Summer 2013, which organizers said was the largest in the industry’s history http://vimeo.com/71442085.
Bill Moyers speaks with Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the group’s fight for better wages and working conditions for America’s 10 million restaurant workers.
This PBS documentary chronicles Malcolm X’s remarkable journey from his birth on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. http://youtu.be/r7JzlewmxPo
Latino workers are 14% more likely to be fatally injured than all other workers in the country. The number is twice as high for Latino immigrants. Learn more about this issue and the personal story of construction worker, Luis Rodriguez, … Continue reading
Bruce Wallace visits a Brooklyn co-op to find out how the almost entirely immigrant Latina members are taking ownership of their jobs. Listen here.
Professors Robin D.G. Kelley lectures on “The Long Rise and Short Decline of American Democracy” at the Cape Cod Lounge, University of Massachusetts Amherst, March 2013.
The late mayor of Jackson, MS, Chokwe Lumumba, presents aspects of his “Jackson Rising” vision of participatory governance and economic democracy at the 2013 Neighborhood Funders Groups Conference.
Repost from NPR. “Apple has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions.” Read and listen here.
Repost from NPR . “More than 70 countries have laws on the books criminalizing homosexuality…These laws raise the likelihood of a tide of LGBT immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. But advocates say there is no smooth path for … Continue reading
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture.
Repost from NPR. Historian David Blight joins Fresh Air’s Terry Gross to explain where Solomon Northup’s memoir fits into the genre of slave narratives and to review the accuracy of the film 12 Years a Slave. Listen and read more … Continue reading
War on Want, the School of Law at SOAS and the Russell Tribunal on Palestine were honoured to host Angela Davis and Gina Dent for a discussion on Justice for Palestine and the Stop G4S campaign. The event was a … Continue reading
Laverne Cox delivers the keynote address at the Creating Change 2014 Conference. In her speech, she discusses several pertinent issues that trans folks regularly face.
Officer Greg Ruprecht sees Restorative Justice in action by keeping offenders from becoming repeat offenders. Read about this in Yes!