from the Center for American Progress
Archive for July, 2012
Reflections from the Workers United Hall at 333 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago IL on July 30, 2012 – Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign meeting.
Present, past and future merge –
Walking in their footsteps – gaining strength hour by hour
Their voices echo off cold brick walls – shattering doubt and despair.
Only resolve lives here!
Great women and men sat on this very chair – plotting justice.
Alive and well – justice lives here!
Their rough hands pounded on this table – a solidarity drum – Here! Here!
Only solidarity lives here!
From the stage, the people’s voices gave democracy birth – the birth pains of revolution –
America, Democracy lives here!
It is here that anguish and anger
Si, Se Puede is all we know – hope lives here!
Ours is not the first nor the last – today’s struggles strengthened by the past
Worn steps, worn bodies – warm welcome comrades!
Power through unity – our future lives here!
from Democracy Now!
The famed award-winning investigative reporting team of Donald Barlett and James Steele have just published a new book, “The Betrayal of the American Dream,” a followup to their landmark bestseller, “America: What Went Wrong.” As Republicans and Democrats continue disputing who should bear the brunt of the tax burden, Barlett and Steele argue that America’s middle class has been decimated over the years due to policies governing not only taxes but also bank regulations, trade deficits and pension funds. Their book chronicles how the American middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite. Barlett and Steele have worked together for more than 40 years, sharing two Pulitzer prizes and two National Magazine awards. The duo joins us for the hour to discuss the assault on the middle class, the great tax heist, deregulation, the end of retirement, the outsourcing of U.S. jobs, the 2012 election and more.
Parts Two and Three after the jump.
from the Real News Network
Bill Black, author of “The Best Way To Rob a Bank is to Own One” begins a regular TRNN feature reporting on financial news
from IllinoisCHannel TV
From Rural LaSalle County — we go on a tour looking at new solar and wind energy projects being developed in Illinois. We’ll hear about the costs, and how much these projects are contributing to the state’s electric generating capacity. We begin with an overview of the use of wind energy in Illinois, as described by Kevin Borgia, Director of the Illinois Wind Energy Coalition.
from Rebuild the Dream
In January, nearly everyone thought the student loan interest rate was going to double — and no one could stop it. Then students stood up. They fought and they won