Bernie Sanders to Hold Coast-to-Coast Town Hall With Nation’s Striking Workers

“At a time of massive income and wealth inequality working people, with great courage, are standing together against corporate greed,” said Sanders. “Their struggle is our collective struggle.” Just one day after calling on progressives to “stand up and fight back” in 2022, Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to participate in a Wednesday night town hall discussionContinue reading “Bernie Sanders to Hold Coast-to-Coast Town Hall With Nation’s Striking Workers”

Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters

This episode of Ten Minute History (like a documentary, only shorter) covers Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the World War 2. The first half deals with the establishment of the Weimar Republic, its wider problems and the rise of the Nazis. The second half covers how theContinue reading “Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters”

Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965

68% approve of labor unions, highest since 1965 90% of Democrats, 47% of Republicans approve of unions Labor union membership remains steady at 9% of U.S. adults Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Though statistically similar to last year’s 65%, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965.Continue reading “Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965”

As Colombian protests dissipate, activists hit by wave of arrests

Colombia’s Primera Linea protesters accuse authorities of using arrests, prosecutions to weaken the push for change. Alejandro Gaitan awoke to the sounds of strange voices and heavy boots outside his home in the Colombian city of Armenia, about 280km (173 miles) west of the capital Bogota. Moments later, five police officers burst through the frontContinue reading “As Colombian protests dissipate, activists hit by wave of arrests”

Colombia deploys military to Cali as protester death toll mounts

Four people die in and around protest-hit Cali as talks to end month-long demonstrations remain stalled. Colombian President Ivan Duque has deployed military troops to the western province of Valle del Cauca and its capital, Cali, after four people died in protests that marked a month of anti-government demonstrations. The four died in and around CaliContinue reading “Colombia deploys military to Cali as protester death toll mounts”

Nationwide strike in Myanmar as anti-coup campaign intensifies

Two protesters killed as shops, factories close in response to a call for a general strike to protest military coup. Two protesters have been killed by gunshot wounds to the head as Myanmar’s biggest trade unions began a nationwide strike in the latest attempt to pressure the country’s generals to step down after they seizedContinue reading “Nationwide strike in Myanmar as anti-coup campaign intensifies”

Myanmar coup: witnesses describe killing of protesters as unrest continues

Condemnation of military comes from around world as Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest Witnesses have described the moment Myanmar’s security forces opened fire on protesters, killing two people, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets again on Sunday in defiance of the military. A young man and a teenageContinue reading “Myanmar coup: witnesses describe killing of protesters as unrest continues”

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