Prison Phone Rates Exploit Prisoners’ Families With Kickbacks to States

Press Release from Prison Legal News Nationwide Research Finds Excessive Prison Phone Rates Exploit Prisoners’ Families Brattleboro, VT – Prison Legal News (PLN), a monthly publication that covers criminal justice-related issues, released a report this past weekend at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston that examines prison phone rates nationwide. The report, based […]

Michigan: The Shock Doctrine

  Michigan Schools facing bankruptcy: The Shock Doctrine at play More than 150 school districts and charter schools in Michigan are teetering on the edge of going broke, a situation that is likely to get worse under Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget cuts of $470 per pupil. These are the districts that have been so […]

Help Los Angeles Students March in Sacramento - This Monday, March 14th! STOP Governor Brown's Budget Cuts! Defend CA's Promise of Higher Ed for All!

This coming Monday, March 14th, has been called as a Day of Action in Sacramento to fight against Governor Brown’s proposal for massive cuts of $1.4 billion to public higher education in his budget.   Mass action in Sacramento on Monday can turn the tide in our favor in the battle over Brown’s proposed cuts. […]

Voces de la Frontera call for parents, students and community members to travel to Madison for statewide gathering in front of the Capitol to protect public education

Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin’s leading immigrant rights group - a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world.  They are organizing a a trip for parents and their children to Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday the 26th in an effort to support public […]

Save our Schools schedules rally!

Grassroots “Save Our Schools” March on Washington & National Call to Action on July 28-31 This grassroots movement of teachers, parents, students, community activists, and “everyday working people” has been endorsed by educational voices like Diane Ravitch, Deborah Meier, Alfie Kohn, Joel Spring, Rethinking Schools’ editors, David Berliner, among many others. Diane Ravitch will be […]

Obama's Economic Team May Be Disbanding But They've Already Done The Damage

Obama’s Economic Team May Be Disbanding But They’ve Already Done The Damage by L. Randall Wray, Benzinga | Sep. 30, 2010, L. Randall Wray is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri — Kansas City.   A student of Hyman Minsky, his research focuses on monetary and fiscal policy as well as unemployment and […]

US Labor Against the War supports call for March Strike and Day of Action to Defend Public Education

It is heartening to see that many educational and campus service unions (including USLAW affiliates) have joined in unity, and that support is growing into a nationwide call for coordinated actions.
Cuts to funding for education and other health and human services are evident throughout the country, leading to layoffs, furlough days, and the loss of health, shelter, and lives.