Monthly Archives: March 2011

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Nails the GOP Again

Daily Show: Indecision 2012 – Base Race – Santorum, Barbour and Trump The Daily Show – Indecision 2012 – Base Race – Santorum, Barbour & TrumpTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Rick Santorum blames Social Security troubles on abortion; Haley Barbour wants to reinstate “don’t ask, don’t tell,”…

Push Continues to Draw Large Crowds at Events on April 4

Forty-three years ago, a struggle by 1,300 city sanitation, member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, workers who were being denied the fundamental right of collective bargaining, brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee. After marching with these workers, King declared: “Work that serves humanity… It has dignity and…

Labor Movement Gears Up for Actions Nationwide on April 4

The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a middle-class life are under attack as never before, according to the AFL-CIO and other labor unions. But, when it comes to protecting and advancing workers’ rights, “there’s also more solidarity and energy than there’s ever been in many of our lifetimes,” according to…

Can’t We All Just Move On?

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson It was raining that day six years ago when this Website launched and it’s raining this morning too on our sixth anniversary in business, although the world has shifted in many ways to become a far different place. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are back home on their…

Forever Wild Hearing Set for Thursday March 31

The Alabama Farmers Federation, a.k.a. ALFA Insurance, is working hard to kill Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust (Senate Bill 140) in the state Senate, according to a coalition of environmental groups. The Black Warrior Riverkeeper is asking the public to get involved by contacting their state senators and asking them to support re-authorization of Forever…

Environmental Groups Take Legal Action to Reduce Polluted Runoff

by Glynn Wilson In an effort to help defend the state’s program to stop polluted stormwater runoff, a coalition of non-profit groups advocating for clean water have filed a motion to intervene in a permit appeal by a pro-business development organization filed against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Represented by the Southern Environmental Law…

Stop the Lies: Public Service Workers Under Attack

Public service workers are under attack — but the real cause of our country’s economic troubles are greedy Wall Street CEOs, their friends in Washington who turn a blind eye, and the right-wing talking heads who spin the lies. Add your name to stop the lies.

Maine’s Republican Governor Censors Union Workers in Wall Art

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy So, another Republican governor gets in on the attack on working people, unions and the American Middle Class — by censoring wall art depicting the history of workers in Maine. What next? Corporate names for State Houses and Capitols?

Survey Gauges BP Oil Disaster Effects on People

Are you feeling the effects of the BP spill? Did the BP spill cause you unwelcome stress? Here is the link to participate in a 15 minute, anonymous questionnaire measuring how coastal residents, tourism workers, commercial/recreational fishermen, marine workers and clean-up workers are coping with the effects of the BP oil spill. This research is…

Louisiana’s Wilma Subra Wins 2011 Human Rights Award

Gulf Coast Activist Wilma Subra will be honored at the 9th annual Human Rights Awards as on June 1 at the Human Rights Awards Gala, which has brought together activists, supporters, and friends together since 2001 to recognize the efforts of exceptional individuals and organizations working for human rights from around the country and around…

Jim Crow-Era Rape Victim Seeks Public Apology

Nearly 70 years ago, in the small town of Abbeville, Alabama, a young woman named Recy Taylor experienced the worst of living under racist Jim Crow laws. In 1944, Recy was gang raped by a group of men –– her neighbors. Rosa Parks and the NAACP fought on Recy’s behalf to send her attackers to…

Labor Rally Set for April 4 in Downtown Birmingham

There will be another labor rally in downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park on Monday, April 4, beginning at 5 p.m. It is being hosted by Communication Workers of America Local 3902 and billed as a “Stand Up for Workers Rights Rally,” for union members and the public to show support for all working families. The are…