Why Wall Street Cheers Geithner's Plan and the People Should Worry

On Monday 23 March 2009, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner unveiled the latest and most expansive bank rescue plan to date since the global financial crisis began to deepen in August 2007.

March on Wall Street in New York City, April 4th

On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against war at his historic 'Beyond Vietnam' speech at Riverside Church in NYC. A year later to the date, April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis where he had traveled to lend support to the struggle of striking sanitation workers.

What More in the Name of Love?

United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), the largest coalition of peace groups in the United States, is organizing a national march on Wall Street on Saturday, April 4, to 'End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Address the Economic Crisis by Cutting Military Spending.'


'Bushville' Grows Near Sacramento, CA

On one side of the American River in downtown Sacramento, foundations and media organizations have comfortable offices with views of the water. On the other side, a homeless camp sits beside the railroad tracks next to the huge Blue Diamond almond processing plant.

Atlantans Throw Shoes at Bush Effigies after Six Years of Iraq Occupation

ATLANTA - About 100 activists rallied and marched downtown Thursday, March 19, 2009, to protest the US occupation of Iraq during an event marking its sixth anniversary.

Taxing Health Benefits Comes with Costs

Unlike wages, health insurance premiums are not subject to taxation. Proposals to end this tax exclusion are emerging in the discussions of how to pay for health care reform. Recent articles from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New Republic have reported that top White House aides and members of Congress want to keep the option of taxing employer health benefits firmly on the table.

Angry Oakland Police Kill African American Man in Haste; 4 Die, One Critical

After two officers were shot hours earlier, police in Oakland shoot and kill a young African American male suspect when alternative remedies might have been available. Confrontation that could have ended with only one death turns into four.

Efficient Backyard Gardening

Most commercial farms concentrate on growing a few select crops to supply a wide variety of customers, but gardening at home is a different story entirely. Most backyard food gardeners are looking to augment their family’s diet with a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs throughout the growing season.

Tell Founders Equity to Give Workers their Due

Shirley Samayoa worked at the Colibri Group for 27 years, making jewelry and cigarette lighters. Yesterday, as her former employer auctioned off the company's assets, she and twelve of her coworkers and allies sat down to say 'enough is enough.'

Republicans Block House Measure on AIG Bonuses

House Republicans, Thursday March 19, blocked a resolution that expressed congressional outrage over the AIG bonus fiasco, demanding a return of the funds paid to AIG executives.

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