Posted September 12, 2013
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addresses the federation's quadrennial convention, laying out his vision for a more inclusive labor movement as a way to inspire and empower the working class. Read David Moberg's dispatch from the convention here.
Posted September 9, 2013
In These Times staff writer Mike Elk on MSNBC with host Craig Melvin discussing the AFL-CIO convention, the Summer of Solidarity bus tour, recent unemployment figures and low-wage worker actions.
Posted September 4, 2013
Michael Rouse, a member of IATSE Local 891, makes a strong statement on the importance of unions in an innovative way.
Posted September 3, 2013
In These Times staff writer Sarah Jaffe talks with GRITtv host Laura Flanders about the growing wave of fast food strikes, new forms of workplace organizing, intersections of feminism and the labor movement and what it means to refuse the wage-work relationship.
Posted August 27, 2013
Climate Name Change is proposing a new naming system for extreme storms in order to spotlight the policy makers who refute the science behind climate change. Their petition can be signed here.
Posted August 8, 2013
In These Times staff writer Mike Elk appearing Democracy Now! discussing alleged undercover police infiltration of sweatshop protests, as well as stalled Bangladeshi workers' rights reform.
Posted August 6, 2013
Laura Gottesdiener, author of "A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home,” discusses the impact of the housing crisis on African Americans and the ways communities are fighting back through creative means to bring justice and declare the human right to housing. In this appearance on Democracy Now! Gottesdiener explains how the banks "pushed the worst of the worst loans in these communities that everyone knew were unpayable debts—that Wall Street knew.”
Posted August 1, 2013
In These Times Editor & Publisher Joel Bleifuss discusses the impact and influence of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) with Chicago Newsroom host Ken Davis along with Bryan Echols of Concerned Black Men of Metro Chicago and Rey Lopez-Calderon of Common Cause Illinois
Posted July 31, 2013
Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's All In, reports on the many threats plaguing society posed by the white community. In this satirical spot, Hayes turns the table on Fox News host Bill O’Reilly who has claimed that “black culture” is fundamentally violent. “The sad truth is that the white power structure in this country has no clue, no clue how to solve the problems within the white community,” says Hayes.
Posted July 30, 2013
Bradley Manning has been acquitted on the most serious charge of aiding the enemy, but was still convicted of violating the Espionage Act for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks—and could face over 100 years in prison. Watch this Democracy Now! livestream for ongoing coverage of the verdict.
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