Monarch butterflies have become a powerful symbol of beauty and freedom for the immigrant rights movement. Every year, they fly thousands of miles over the invisible borders that separate Canada, United States and Mexico, and then return. Migration is natural, they tell us by their actions.
During his inauguration speech, President Obama gave an inspiring speech about his vision for a country that works together for the betterment of all. From climate change to human rights, President Obama sketched out a progressive agenda, but he neglected a crucially important element: finally ending the foreclosure crisis which continues to uproot families and blight communities.
EXPOSED: Wall Street "Fix the Debt" corporations are asking the American public to fix THEIR Debt!
First they crashed our economy, got massive bail-outs, spent millions to influence the budget debate, and now these corporate fat cats are asking for even more breaks from American families struggling to make ends meet.
The protests at the NATO summit in Chicago weren’t the only ones over the weekend. A group of about 1,000 bank accountability advocates drove to the front of Timothy Geithner’s house in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sunday, and tried to get an impromptu meeting with the Treasury Secretary. Nobody answered the door, however.
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In December, tax cuts for the richest of the rich passed with no significant resistance — not on the Hill, not on the street, and not even online. Then, corporate executives and their new inserted politicians, feeling total triumph was around the corner, said let's go for the jugular — the bargaining rights of organized workers. Oops.
We're seeing a populist wave right now that's going to go through 2012," says James Mumm of National People's Action, who says he's seeing "big ideas and bold demands" from progressive groups around the country. National People's Action is part of a coalition that shut down a Bank of America this week and protested at the National Association of Attorney Generals conference, and then took the fight to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell's offices in Congress.
Hundreds of homeowners, clergy, and community leaders are in Washington, D.C. as part of National People's Action (NPA) conference to demand action to address two big barriers standing in the way of economic recovery — the foreclosure crisis and the revenue crisis.
Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC.com covers the action and interviews NPA's Director George Goehl...
I sat just a few rows behind Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as President Obama signed the financial reform bill in the Ronald Reagan Amphitheater yesterday.
I was in the fifth row along with Gordon Whitman from PICO National Network and we were both just looking at everybody who had come to be a part of this historical moment. As you looked around you saw legislators and the president. But you did not see the bankers—I don’t know if they were invited but they were not there.