Reporting the news, or at least trying to, is increasingly becoming a very dangerous line of work. Last year set a new record, with 77 journalists murdered worldwide. The United Nations Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), is raising the alarm in a new report published today, and is calling “for an end to impunity [...]
It has become clear that the conservatives in America are determined to do everything in their power to derail the movement for change and reform for their corporate masters. Not since the time of Andrew Jackson has this country seen such a partisan attempt to prevent anything from happening in Congress. There are some lessons in the struggle to pass strong health care reform, and these need to be learned very well if our country is ever going to improve.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is in Washington. Monday, Netanyahu was greeted like a rock star at the reception held by AIPAC, for the annual conference of the most powerful Jewish lobbyist group in Washington. Judging by the speech of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the recent tensions between Washington and Jerusalem were just a flash [...]
The immigration march Sunday in Washington should have gotten more attention than it did, especially from progressive advocates. But competing with the final or near-final dance culminating an almost year-long fight for health care reform. The rally for immigration was an impressive, important, and for me, breath-taking event that was a side-show to the day’s health care developments, especially if your primary – or only –language is English.
The Chamber of Commerce position of a revolving door immigration policy will undercut collective bargaining, lower the demand for labor and lower working conditions and wages.