September 2010

Republicans Pledge to Kill Jobs for More Rich Tax Cuts

In order to provide new tax cuts for the very rich, the Republican Party has proposed to gut investments in job creation, education, and basic human needs for working families.

Michigan GOP Governor Ticket Favors Outsourcing, Privatization

The Republican candidate for governor in Michigan is "proud" of his record of outsourcing as an executive with Gateway Computers.

Florida Still a Battleground for Labor, Progressives

TALLAHASSEE – The hotly contested Senate and Gubernatorial races here are once again establishing Florida as a key, battleground state as organized labor and progressives seek to defeat the ultra-right combination of the “Tea Party” movement and the Republican Party.

IRWIN SILBER, a Craftsman of the Folk Revival, Dies at 84

Irwin Silber (1925-2010) is recalled today as a primary craftsman of the urban folk song revival, that which grew out of the 1940s and culminated in the early 1960s.

Privatizing Water Resources

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some countries have turned over public water supplies to private companies, effectively denying local communities much-needed access? -- J. Johnson, Lancaster, PA Water is such an important part of life that it has long been regarded as a public good worth entrusting only to public entities.

Commons as an Active Producer

Original source: People's Democracy (India) Today, the new digital age is recreating a number of much older ideas.

Georgia WAND Lobbies US Sen. Isakson on US-Russia Treaty

Original source: The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA -- Activists from Georgia Women's Action for New Directions and other organizations have been lobbying US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, to vote yes on the new US-Russia START agreement.

Action Needed to Create Clean Energy Jobs

Original source: Apollo Alliance In honor of Labor Day, and to address the ongoing national unemployment crisis, President Obama released a proposal on Monday to spur job creation through investment in America's transportation infrastructure.

If That 'Mosque' ISN'T Built, This Is No Longer America

Original source: OpenMike Michael Moore's daily blog I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero.

Obama Rejects Tax Cuts for the Rich, Calls for Big Oil to Pay Fair Share

The President came out swinging in a major economic policy speech in Cleveland, Sept.

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