Atlanta: Council Candidates Speak at Georgia STAND-UP Forum

Atlanta City Council candidates, including incumbents, challengers, and candidates for open seats answered questions at a forum held by Georgia STAND-UP Alliance at the IBEW Auditorium on Tuesday, September 01, 2009.

Hunting and the Environment

Like so many hot button issues, the answer to this question depends upon who you ask. On the one hand, some say, nothing could be more natural than hunting, and indeed just about every animal species—including humans—has been either predator or prey at some point in its evolution.


Remembering Paul Robeson 60 Years after the Peekskill Riots

On September 4, 1949, an angry crowd surrounded the 20,000 friends of Paul Robeson who had come to hear him in an open-air concert at Peekskill, New York. After the event right-wing, anti-communist inspired mobs attacked supporters who were leaving the event. These attacks included smashing the windows of Pete Seeger’s automobile with several family members inside.

Labor-led Coalition Pressures Wal-Mart for Change

Unveiling a new 'American values agenda' this week, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union launched a new coalition of labor unions, worker advocacy groups, environmental groups, faith-based communities, and consumer protection organizations to 'hold Walmart accountable to its workers, our communities and the planet.'

Four Years Later: Erasing Katrina

August 29 marked the fourth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The devastation wrought by both the hurricane itself and the government's inept response prompted remarkably critical corporate media coverage that promised to fight for Katrina survivors and change the way we talk about poverty and race.

Amnesty International Urges Obama to Lift Blockade of Cuba

Amnesty International (AI) has urged US President Barack Obama to lift his country’s almost 50-year-old financial, trade and economic blockade of Cuba.

The Politics of Death

Political progressives must speak out critically against the rituals of political life that so disenfranchise and mystify us. Along with the use of fear to induce submission (as was discussed in a prior blog essay), spectacles surrounding the deaths of prominent figures captivate our collective attention in ways that derail our political projects.

Beltline: Gentrification Fears Dog Sustainable Transport

As U.S. cities consider the urgent need for sustainable public transportation options, advocates are looking for ways to achieve the environmental benefits of such projects without displacing residents through gentrification of surrounding areas.

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