Vermont Workers’ Tour give hope for universal coverage in Oregon.
Congress is now considering legislative language to mandate indefinite military detentions of US citizens suspected of present or past associations with alleged terrorist groups, with or without evidence to prove it. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 [...] goes beyond previous laws by hardening them extrajudicially. The last time Congress authorized indefinite detentions for uncharged US citizens without trial was in 1950. The Emergency Detention Act provision of the Internal Security Act authorized incarceration for those considered likely to commit espionage or sabotage.
The 42nd annual National Native American Day of Mourning took place in Plymouth, Mass. on "Thanks-taking" Day. Several hundred protesters from across the Americas participated; listening to Native speakers about the plight of Native peoples, then marching through downtown Plymouth.Plymouth being the supposed location of the first "Thanksgiving" in the 1620s. Read More & Photos | Video | More Photos
"Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. Yet activists are not considering strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. We need to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. We need a serious resistance movement that includes all levels of direct action–action that can match the scale of the problem."
November 17th, 2011, was the national day of action for the occupation movement. People around the country came out to take control of their streets, their cities and their lives. In Atlanta, members of Occupy Atlanta teamed up with local labor organizers to bring real talk to Home Depot and Verizon Wireless. This film shows the "mic check" at the Mid Town Home Depot in Atlanta. Home Depot has a history of fighting against union organizing in it's stores and has spent large amounts of money to defeat the Employees Free Choice Act which would give workers an easier route to unionization. Activists have also uncovered a anti-union video that Home Depot shows it's "associates" during working hours to dissuade them from any attempts at union organizing.