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    100+ Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Escalate 'The Fight For $15'
    Workers and advocates hold sit-ins and rallies in 150 cities to demand a living wage and the right to unionize

      September 5, 14

    Three Union Leaders Shot Dead in South Africa
    The young NUMSA shop stewards were targeted by "reactionary forces" after a 4 week strike, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

      August 8, 2014

    Ikea Agrees to Pay Their Workers More than Minimum Wage
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: There's a growing trend among the world's major corporations to voluntarily increase their workers' wages

      July 7, 14

    Low Wages and Unemployment Are Factors that Lead to Violence
    Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor

      June 27, 14

    What's Behind the Decline of Organized Labor in Baltimore? - TRNN Webathon Panel
    Labor historian Bill Barry, TRNN host Jaisal Noor, and labor activist Frank Hammer discuss the Hopkins hospital workers' strike as well as the organizational and political problems that unions face today

      June 9, 14

    Workers Strike in 20 Cities as Study Finds Walmart Can Pay More
    Nationwide strikes target Walmart ahead of shareholders meeting, calling for a $25,000 annual salary as a new Demos report finds Walmart can afford to do so without raising prices

      June 6, 14

    Fast Food Workers' Movement: Union 2.0
    With the support of America's second largest union SEIU, the fast food workers' $15 wage movement has grown, and this unorganized workforce of the past is shaping up to become the face of American organized labor

      June 24, 14

    Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage
    Hopkins Hospital Workers, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, and actor and activist Danny Glover and Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" speak out on why Hopkins should pay its workers more

      May 26, 14

    Unionization Is Next Step For Fast Food Workers
    Workers are demanding $15 an hour wage with a right to unionize without retaliation as fast food CEOs are earning 1200 times more than the average employee

      May 16, 14

    Thousands of New Yorkers Hit the Streets for May Day
    A photo slider by Jenna Pope

      May 2, 14

    Hundreds of Thousands March For May Day Worldwide
    A wrap-up of the world's May Day protests against austerity for worker rights

      May 2, 14

    Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (2/2)
    Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry continue their discussion of the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement

      May 2, 14

    Why Aren't North American Workers More Militant? (2/2)
    The second part of our May 1st discussion with union activists Bill Fletcher Jr., and Sam Gindin on the weakening of the workers movement and what needs to happen next

      May 13, 14

    The Lobbyists Behind Senate Failure to Advance Minimum Wage Increase
    Twenty low-wage dependent trade groups band together to shut down the Senate's minimum wage hike, although the majority of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage

      May 1, 14

    Why Aren't North American Workers More Militant? (1/2)
    On the occasion of May 1st, union activists Bill Fletcher Jr. and Sam Gindin discuss the weakening of the labor movement and what needs to happen next

      May 9, 14

    Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (1/2)
    Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry discuss the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement

      May 1, 14

    30,000 Chinese Factory Workers Strike Against Maker of Nike Sneakers
    Editor Michelle Chen and instructor Xiaoming Chai discuss the workers' demands and whether the rise of strikes signals a decline of cheap labor in China

      April 28, 14

    Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (2/2)
    The second part of Marc Steiner's discussion on whether Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage. Joining him are Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless

      April 18, 14

    Intimidation and Political Interference Goes Unpunished in UAW Case
    Frank Hammer discusses the labor conditions at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that moved workers to attempt unionization, and says that the political interference by state officials in these efforts shows weakness of labor laws

      April 23, 14

    Baltimore's MICA Adjunct Professors Set to Vote on Unionization
    MICA part-time faculty member Hannah Brancato and organizer Maria Maisto discuss the growing nationwide trend of adjunct professors organizing in order to collective bargain for decent salaries and benefits

      April 2, 14

    UAW Effort to Organize Tennessee VW Plant "Fatally Flawed" From The Outset
    Former autoworker organizer Frank Hammer analyzes the missteps of the unionization campaign at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant and the role of anti-union politicians and groups

      February 18, 14

    North American Day of Action Against The TPP
    Maryland Joins Continent-Wide Protests Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Unjust Trade: Journalist and activist Cassidy Regan

      February 6, 14

    75 Economists Including 7 Nobel Laureates Endorse Senate Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
    $10.10 an hour minimum wage increase shows an improvement but is still not a living wage, which would be twice the poverty rate at $12 an hour

      January 15, 14

    Washington State Boeing Workers Accept Pension Concessions
    Mike Elk: Boeing workers new contract a blow to worker pensions nationwide

      January 9, 14

    D.C. Workers Win $11.50 Minimum Wage Increase
    About 90,000 workers will earn a higher minimum wage in D.C., Montgomery, and Prince George counties in Maryland

      December 19, 13

    Milwaukee County Considers Raising Minimum Wage to $12.45
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Milwaukee Comptroller wrong for assuming raising minimum wage for county employees would cost millions of dollars

      December 22, 13

    Exclusive Photos from Fast Food Strikes Across Nation
    Photos courtesy of Low Pay is Not OK and local partners.

      December 6, 13

    How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants pt2
    Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

      December 5, 13

    Detroit Enters Bankruptcy As Pensions and Benefits Go on Chopping Block
    Frank Hammer: Banks that drove Detroit insolvency should be penalized for the debt crisis, not working class Detroit residents

      December 3, 2013

    How the Defeat of Trade Unionism Gave Rise to Low-Wage Jobs
    Leo Panitch: Giant corporations like Wal-Mart actively suppress unionization among workers

      December 4, 13

    Boeing Employees Reject Contract After Company Receives Record Tax Break
    Boeing receives almost $9 billion in state tax breaks but threatens to move some operations out of Washington due to a contract dispute.

      November 20, 13

    Striking LA Truckers Target Walmart Supply Chain
    Independent trucking contractors go on strike for the first time in decades, protesting unfair labor practices.

      November 19, 13

    First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century
    TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.

      November 20, 13

    Supreme Courts Considers Limiting the Right of Unions to Organize
    Mulhall v. Unite Here decision will have a profound effect on employer neutrality, a union's ability to reach employees, and whether a union will be recognized by the employer during labor negotiations.

      November 13, 13

    Seattle Suburb Passes Highest Minimum Wage in Country
    David Rolf of SEIU helped organize SeaTac's Proposition 1 to provide $15/hour to hotel, restaurant, and airport workers.

      November 7, 13

    Hopkins Halts Program After Investigation Finds Docs Denied Disability Benefits For Miners With Black Lung
    World-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine forced to suspend program after investigation finds one doctor reviewed 1,500 cases and never found an instance of black lung, denying coal miners disability benefits

      November 6, 13

    Breathless and Burdened: Appalachia Coal Miners Face Industry's Efforts to Defeat Benefits Claims
    Investigative journalist Chris Hamby on coal miners quest for justice buried by law, medicine, and industry

      November 6, 13

    Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore
    Port of Baltimore Shutdown: Longshoremen in solidarity with nationwide labor struggle

      October 17, 13

    More than Half of Fast Food Workers Rely on Welfare
    Study reveals how taxpayers spend $7 billion a year to subsidize programs that go to fast food workers

      October 19, 13

    Why Autoworkers Care About Climate Change - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    In the final segment of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Frank Hammer says all workers should face up to the dangers of climate change and insist that we move toward a green economy

      October 11, 2013

    McDonald's Employee Confronts Executive: I Can't Afford Shoes For My Children
    Mother of two arrested after confronting McDonald's President about poverty wages.

      October 9, 13

    Young Autoworkers Ask Older Workers, "What Happened"- Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers' wages that came from the American and global south.

      October 8, 2013

    The Fight Against UAW Leadership and GM - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In this episode Frank Hammer tells Paul Jay about being inspired by the national liberation movements and the struggle against concessions as a response to the outsourcing of jobs

      October 7, 2013

    Why I Became a Working Class Organizer - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism

      October 7, 2013

    Exposed: California's Secret Plan to Gut Public Pensions
    Lynn Parramore: California memo just latest example of Wall St's attack on workers' pensions

      October 7, 13

    Federal Contractors Employ More Low-Wage Workers Than Walmart and McDonald's Combined, While Paying Top Execs. $24 billion
    Workers and legislators demand President Obama sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees.

      October 2, 13

    Minimum wage for tipped workers has been kept at $2.13 for 21 years
    Author Saru Jayaraman exposes exploitative restaurant industry fraught with racism, sexism, and horrible labor practices.

      September 26, 13

    Walmart Gets Clearance to Open Doors in DC
    DC City Council strikes down a living wage at America's largest private employer, despite public's support for $12.50/hour wage

      September 18, 13

    Why didn't OWS transform into a political movement?
    Two years later, author & journalist Nathan Schneider takes a look at concrete victories and missteps of the Occupy movement

      September 18, 13

    As Walmart Workers Strike In 15 Cities, Will Raising Min. Wage Hurt Employers?
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Santa Fe Raised their minimum wage 65% and employers didn't cut jobs.

      September 6, 13

    Striking Retail Worker and Mother of Four: "If we don't speak up, things will never change"
    Chicago retail workers earn concessions from their employer after striking

      August 28, 13

    South Africa's Largest Union on the Verge of Major Split
    Patrick Bond: South Africa trade unions become magnets for capital as an ideological confict masked as a sex scandal threatens to fracture union behind the one-year-old massacre

      August 18, 13

    Colombia's US Embassy To Evict GM Protestors From 2-Year Encampment, After Worker Ties Himself to Cross
    Frank Hammer: GM worker ties himself to a cross to get embassy's attention over GM's unsafe factories, refusal to pay disability claims, and the firing of injured workers.

      August 17, 13

    TRNN REPLAY: Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession
    Australia has twice the minimum wage as the US and Big Macs cost roughly the same

      August 9, 2013

    30 Arrested in Wisconsin State Capitol for Singing Against Governor Walker
    Photo essay by Jenna Pope. For more than two years, the Solidarity Sing Along have serenaded Wisconsin's State Capitol with their criticism of Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP. Now, police say groups of 20 or more need a permit or they will face arrest.

      August 2, 13

    Is Detroit's Bankruptcy Really a Feeding Frenzy for Privatization?
    Frank Hammer: Retirees, workers, and blacks will lose big as banks look to profit from debt collection and the privatization of one of America's largest cities

      July 20, 13

    SF Giants Stadium Workers Protest For Fair Compensation
    Despite billions of dollars in subsidies, professional sports teams often squeeze lowest wage workers; in San Francisco concession workers are fighting back

      July 18, 13

    "Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor
    Hundreds arrested opposing Republican controlled legislature's 'barbaric' attacks on North Carolina's most vulnerable populations

      June 17, 13

    Philadelphia Slashes Schools Budget While State Spends $400 Million on New Prisons
    Philadelphia communities fighting back against planned cuts that disproportionally impact low income and African American communities

      June 17, 13

    GM Workers in Colombia Hunger Strike at US Embassy to Protest Dangerous Factory
    Frank Hammer: GM employees in Colombia have been protesting outside the US Embassy for months citing hundreds of injuries at local factory

      June 12, 13

    Protest in DC Denounces "Monsanto Protection Act"
    One thousand rally as part of global protest against Monsanto's political power and its role in spreading GMO throughout the world's food supply

      May 28, 13

    Global Protest Against Monsanto
    In more than 400 cities protestors call for a ban on GMO food

      May 28, 13

    Global Protest in 300 Cities Will Take Aim on Monsanto
    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to challenge Monsanto's bullying of small farmers, influence on public policy, and aggressive promotion of GMOs.

      May 24, 13

    "Occupy Love" Documentary Asks "Can Crisis Be Turned into a Love Story"
    Velcrow Ripper and Paul Jay discuss Ripper's new film and movements, power and the synthesis of spirituality and politics

      May 20, 14

    Chicago Teachers and Parents Launch Three Day March Against 54 School Closings
    Increased gun violence expected in Chicago as school closings will force students to cross gang lines in America's deadliest city

      May 19, 13

    Hundreds Take Part in "Poor People's March" Against Unemployment and Austerity
    Hundreds mark 45th anniversary of Dr. King's "Poor People's March" to highlight ongoing fight against inequality and high unemployment

      May 16, 13

    California Domestic Workers Demand Bill of Rights
    Workers and advocates host Mother's Day brunch with legislators to urge passage of bill

      May 15, 13

    Occupy No Longer in Headlines But Activism Continues Nationwide
    David Swanson: Activists succeeding in turning public opinion against drone strikes; other forms of actions on the rise

      May 21, 13

    Global May Day Protests Against Austerity and Deaths of Bangladeshi Workers
    May Day marches in major cities around the world demand an end to austerity policies and support of workers' rights

      May 2, 13

    The War on Wages and The Road to Bangladesh
    Bill Black: In the name of competitiveness, the criminal conditions that led to the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in Bangladesh, are being created around the world in a race to lower wages and working conditions

      May 2, 13

    Filipinos in San Francisco Rally Against Modern Slavery
    Protesters in front of Philippines Consulate denounce treatment of Filipino workers in the US

      March 4, 2013

    Detroit Anti-Eviction Campaign Keeping Families in Their Homes
    Community groups and Occupy Detroit using "any means necessary" to save homes from foreclosure

      February 22, 2013

    Worker Owned Businesses Point to New Forms of Ownership
    Can co-ops come out of the margins of the economy and be part of a larger political project to transform how things are owned?

      February 14, 2013

    New Orleans Parent and Activist Karran Harper Royal at "Journey for Justice" Hearing in DC
    Part 3 of TRN's coverage of the "Journey for Justice" DOE Hearing on School Closings

      January 31, 13

    Chicago Parent and Activist Jitu Brown at "Journey for Justice" Hearing in DC
    Part 2 of TRN's coverage of the "Journey for Justice" DOE Hearing on School Closings

      January 31, 13

    Parents and Students Demand Nationwide Moratorium on School Closings
    "Journey for Justice" activists rally in DC to DOE investigate alleged Civil Rights violations in school closings

      February 1, 13

    GM Rejects Talks as Ex-worker Enters 71st Day Of Hunger-Strike
    Ex-workers and their supporters aim to pressure GM to negotiate with employees injured at auto plant in Colombia

      January 30, 13

    Seattle Teachers' Boycott of High Stakes Tests Spreads
    Educators nationwide support growing Seattle teacher boycott of high stakes tests

      January 24, 2013

    Idle No More: Indigenous Peoples in Canada Actions in Support of Chief's Hunger Strike
    Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement

      January 4, 2013

    Congress Delays Aid Bill As Sandy Victims Suffer
    Joel Kuperfman: Increased funding and accountability needed for government's response to Superstorm Sandy

      December 27, 12

    Wal-Mart Targeted Over Corruption and Labor Practices
    Global investigations, protests and strikes highlight need for change at world's biggest private employer

      December 24, 2012

    Thousands Remain Displaced From Sandy Without Heat and Power
    Residents desperate for government assistance for rebuilding and mold remediation seven weeks after Sandy

      December 18, 12

    Why Couldn't Unions Defeat Michigan Anti-Union Bill?
    Jane McAlevey: Unions need to be more focused on broad community interests to fight well financed anti-union campaign

      December 12, 12

    New York Activists Helping Turn Public Opinion Against NYPD's 'Stop and Frisk'
    Majority of New Yorkers now oppose Stop and Frisk after years of litigation, grassroots activism, and civil disobedience

      December 6, 2012

    The Real News in 2013
    Paul Jay: Here's what's coming on TRNN in 2013, and why, if you haven't donated yet, you should!

      December 5, 2012

    New York Fast Food Workers in Historic Strike for $15 an Hour
    Fast food workers close down McDonalds and other fast food outlets demanding a living wage and the right to unionize

      November 30, 12

    Reflections on Occupy Baltimore
    Editors of the book "We are Many"discuss challenges of building a movement in a city with a black political elite

      October 30, 2012

    Baltimore, Race and the Occupy Movement
    Editors of the book “We Are Many” discuss how the Occupy Movement can overcome the racial divide

      October 25, 2012

    Big London Protests Against Austerity
    Protest brings tens of thousands into the streets, but are such mobilizations enough to stop the cuts?

      October 24, 2012

    Advocates of Universal Healthcare Protest Obama and Romney
    New York Doctors protest lack of single-payer activists in presidential debates

      October 25, 12

    New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress
    A half-percent tax on all financial transactions makes it to Congress

      October 23, 12

    Romney and Obama Policy to Save GM: Lower Wages
    Romney plan to “restructure” GM essentially the same as the Obama plan

      October 10, 12

    Mexican Drug War Victims Denounce US Complicity
    Mexican Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity visit New York. The movement started in 2011 when a well known Mexican Poet, Javier Sicilia, lost his young son to Narco related violence and declared he had enough. Members of this movement have now taken their criticism north to denounce US government complicity in the violence both by exporting weapons and also a model of militarization that targets all sectors of society.

      September 23, 2012

    New Quebec Government Cancels Tuition Hike
    Richard Fidler: CLASSE student organization sets its sights on free university tuition

      September 24, 2012

    As Strike Ends, Chicago Teachers and Activists To Fight School Closings
    Activists with "Journey For Justice" demand national moratorium on school closings

      September 20, 12

    Thousands Protest On Occupy Wall Street’s One Year anniversary
    September 17th 2012 marks one year since people started camping out in a NYC park to denounce Wall Street greet. The movement of the 99% gathered in NYC’s financial district for three days of protests, celebration and education

      September 19, 12

    Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Historic Strike
    Chicago Teachers say fight to defend public education ongoing

      September 20, 12

    Challenging the Myths of Unionization
    Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes on criticisms that unions are corrupt and bankrupting are wrong, but says we need union leaders who are labor leaders

      September 1, 14

    Taking Stock of the Occupy Movement
    VJ Prashad: With the 99% slogan, the Occupy movement raises the issue of inequality in a profound way

      September 23, 2012

    Colombian GM Workers Back on Hunger Strike After Negotiations Break Down
    TRNN exclusive interview with Jorge Parra, president of the Association of Injured Ex-Workers of GM Colombia. Some members have re-sewn their lips shut as they resume their hunger strike to the death.

      September 20, 12

    Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Second Week
    Chicago Mayor Emanuel seeks court injunction to force teachers back to work

      October 29, 12

    Immigrant workers and Occupy fight for labor rights at Hot and Crusty
    As the world is watching to see what will happen during Occupy Wall Street's one year anniversary, a group of immigrant workers at a Hot & Crusty Café organize against labor abuses and wage theft with the support of Occupy Wall Street.

      September 17, 12

    The ANC and the South African Deal with Monopoly Capitalism
    Vishwas Satgar: At the heart of the bargain with monopoly capital was we will globalize, we will embrace neoliberal globalized economics, while you de-racialize the structures of the South African economy which led to black economic empowerment and the creation of a class of super-rich blacks

      September 27, 12

    Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Fourth Day
    Labor unions back striking teachers, while Democrats remain silent

      September 13, 12

    Quebec Election Gives Students a Victory on Tuition Hikes, Fight for Free Education Continues
    Jérémie Bédard-Wien: Quebec student activists work to create a global movement for the right to a free education

      September 7, 12

    Mass Murder of Miners and Neo-Liberalism in South Africa
    Vishwas Satgar Pt2: The murder of striking miners reveals that the deep apartheid pattern of the labor market, particularly in the mining industry, has not changed

      September 2, 2012

    Striking South African Miners Charged with Murder After Police Kill 34
    Major challenge to ANC government after reports that many miners were shot in the back, and now murder charges against other miners, no police charged

      August 31, 2012

    Colombian GM Workers on Hunger Strike Until Death Sew Their Mouths Shut
    Thirteen auto workers in Bogotá, Colombia are completing their third week of a hunger strike they say they won’t end until General Motors agrees to negotiate with their demands. (On Thursday, August 23 the strikers announced that GM had agreed to negotiate. This story was produced in the days prior to this agreement. The full statement from the strikers is included beneath the video player.)

      August 22, 2012

    Retired NYC Police Protest Union Support for Stop & Frisk
    Retired police say union leadership critical in continuing the "war on drugs" and "stop and frisk"

      August 8, 2012

    LIBOR Rate-Fixing Scandal Sets Off Investigations, Lawsuits Against Big Banks
    Cities around the country, from Baltimore to Oakland, are taking legal action against the banks responsible for suppressing the London interbank offered rate, Libor. And some 75% of major cities involved in libor-tied interest-rate swaps stand to reclaim taxpayer losses in addition to libor-backed mortgage holders who lost money on the rate's manipulation.

      August 10, 12

    American Autumn: An Occudoc
    Filmmaker Dennis Trainor Jr. on his new film and the challenges facing the Occupy Movement

      September 17, 12

    Berlin Tenants’ Movement Occupy Square
    Social housing tenants occupy central square demand a rent freeze and nationalization of social housing

      July 31, 2012

    "Robin Hood Tax" Makes Case in DC
    As the Global AIDS Conference brings people from all over the world to Washington, DC, National Nurses United and other groups call for a Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions to fund healthcare, housing, and a cure for AIDS.

      July 25, 2012

    Thousands Rally to Support Locked Out Con Ed Workers
    New Yorkers rally to support 8,500 workers entering 24th day of lock out

      July 24, 2012

    Mass Protests Against Mexican Election Results
    Student movement takes to the streets to reject what they call election fraud

      July 19, 2012

    Vote Riders Campaign
    New organization seeks to help get people to the DMV for ID to overcome new laws that restrict voting

      August 7, 12

    New York Residents on Rent Strike Against Slumlord
    Tenants and Occupy activists rally to defend housing rights of working class residents

      July 9, 2012

    Will an Independent Scotland Throw Out UK Nukes?
    Scotland votes on independence in 2014 and may tell UK to remove Trident missiles

      July 8, 2012

    Activists Occupy to Fight Racism and to Struggle for Racial Justice
    In New York, people of color play key role in shaping Occupy movement

      July 6, 2012

    True Cost of Chevron in Ecuador
    Robinson Yumbo, President of the National Indigenous Federation of the Cofan People on the multi-billion dollar woes of Chevron in Ecuador

      July 6, 2012

    No Accountability Yet for Toronto G20 Police Crimes
    Paul Jay: Until police and their political masters are held responsible under the criminal code, it can all happen again

      July 5, 2012

    Bahrain Protesters Denounce US Support for Dictatorship
    Reem Khalifa: Bahrain government plans to form union with Saudi Arabia as arrests and violence towards protestors continues

      June 28, 12

    Iran Suppresses Union Organizing, Arrests Worker Activists
    Farid Partovi: Sanctions and talk of war make it easier for Iranian regime to repress union organizers

      June 26, 2012

    Pt2 Is Public Ownership the Solution?
    Gar Alperovitz: There is nothing new about public ownership of major enterprises in the USA

      July 15, 12

    Pt3 - CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science
    TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the relationship between increased carbon emissions and global warming

      June 24, 12

    Is Public Ownership the Solution?
    Gar Alperovitz: When it comes to banking and other critical sectors, public ownership is the only solution

      July 13, 12

    Occupy Wall Street bangs pots and pans with students in Quebec
    Occupy Wall Street activists took to the streets of New York to march for affordable education and against police repression, in solidarity with the massive, ongoing student uprising taking place in Quebec and now spreading across the world.

      June 1, 12

    Mental Health Movement Resists Chicago Austerity Measures
    Chicago Shuts Down 6 of the City’s 12 public mental health centers, moves towards privatization of services

      May 31, 12

    Occupy London Global Spring Day
    Inka Stafrace reports that on 12 May 2012, the Occupy, Indignados and Take the Square movements all over the world called for a global day of action which saw thousands of people taking to the streets. This piece is a detailed report of how the Occupy London’s day progressed fom talks in St Paul’s Cathedral to 11 arrests under section 14 of the 1986 Public Order Act at the Bank of England.

      May 29, 12

    Educational Strike in Spain Brings Hundreds of Thousands Into the Streets
    Students, parents and teachers from all levels of the Spanish public education system went on strike to protest the massive cuts proposed as part of the government's austerity program.

      May 24, 12

    NATO Protests In Fortress Chicago
    While no mass arrests took place, downtown loop fully militarized

      May 23, 12

    NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations
    Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

      May 21, 12

    In Chicago, Nurses Rally for "Robin Hood" Tax
    National Nurses United calls for international campaign for financial transaction tax

      May 19, 12

    Spain's "Indignados" Mobilize Against Austerity
    With the highest unemployment rate in Europe, the Spanish people take to the streets in Madrid and elsewhere to mark one year since the massive demonstrations that caused ripples around the world. They're calling for a global revolution, but who will respond?

      May 14, 12

    Massive Protests Fill the Streets of Madrid
    Tens of thousands of Spaniards joined protestors in dozens of other European cities to mark the 1-year anniversary of the "Indignado" movement, and to demand an end to the austerity measures taken in response to the economic crisis (Full report expected tomorrow).

      May 13, 12

    New York Students Allege Police Harassment for Fighting School Closure
    Activists want charges dropped and 5,000 police removed from New York public schools

      May 11, 12

    Quebec Students Rejecting Tuition Deal
    170,000 students remain on strike as assemblies vote to reject government offer

      May 9, 2012

    Quebec Students Demand Education as a Right, Continue Strike
    J Bedard: Students almost unanimously reject government deal, willing to lose year if necessary

      May 11, 12

    The Paradox of President Putin
    Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin defends the Russian state against Western neo-liberals while pushing the same policies inside Russia

      May 7, 2012

    How did Quebec Students Mobilize Hundreds of Thousands for Strike?
    Three students discuss the role of direct democracy and political demands in building a massive movement

      May 4, 2012

    Thousands join May Day march for workers rights in New York
    Occupy Wall Street joins labor, immigrant rights groups protest economic injustice on international workers day

      May 2, 2012

    May Day Protests Around the World Pt.2
    Workers take to the streets on International Workers' Day in North and South America

      May 2, 2012

    May Day Protests Around the World Pt.1
    Workers take to the streets on International Workers' Day in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe

      May 2, 2012

    Egyptian Workers' Struggle Continues
    Thousands of workers fired at Shebin el-Kom factory, part of corrupt privatization deal

      May 1, 2012

    May 1st and an Independent Workers Movement
    Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin: Occupiers and union activists should build class organizations that challenge for power

      May 1, 2012

    Activists Challenge African 'Land Grab'
    The World Bank and Wall Street firms targeted for African land deals displacing hundreds of thousands

      April 27, 2012

    “Occupy the Department of Justice” Demands Release of Mumia Abu Jamal, End to Mass Incarceration
    Rally held outside Department of Justice followed by march through Downtown DC and civil disobedience arrests at White House

      April 27, 12

    Spring Revival: Occupy Wall Street Seeks to Rejuvenate Movement
    Occupy activists converge in New York's Central Park ahead of May Day actions

      September 19, 13

    DC Hoodies March Denounces Institutional Racism
    Students and activists demand justice for "Trayvon Martins" across America

      April 11, 2012

    Sometimes Civil Disobedience is the Only Way to be Heard
    Leah Bolger, a retired navy officer, talks about her arrest at Congress and plans for NATO protest

      April 29, 2012

    New Yorkers Fight "Turnaround" School Closures
    26 schools targeted for firing teachers and changing school administrations to qualify for millions in federal grants.

      May 11, 12

    National Occupation of Washington Begins with Demonstration at the EPA
    Protestors March on EPA Headquarters demanding environmental sustainability and the protection of federal agency whistle-blowers

      April 2, 2012

    Chicago Activists Stop Foreclosure
    Housing rights and occupy activists enter third week of 'foreclosure blockade'

      March 31, 12

    History of an Occupation
    Fault Lines tells the history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread up to the brutal crackdown by state authorities

      March 26, 2012

    “Librotraficantes” Smuggle Banned Books Into Tucson, Arizona
    Students and activists set up “Underground Libraries” of books prohibited in suspended Mexican American Studies classrooms

      March 21, 2012

    Activists Target Bank of America on International Women's Day
    Four arrested as women occupy Bank of America across the country

      March 14, 12

    Why does South African Metal Workers Union Push Green Energy?
    Frank Hammer interviews Cedric Gina, president of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa about the need that workers lead the transition to a green economy

      February 12, 2012

    Despite public outcry, Chicago approves closure of 17 schools
    Students, parents and teachers outraged over school privatizations

      May 11, 12

    "1,000 New York Vendors Against $1,000 Fines"
    Street vendors say 1k fines are impossible to pay and are driving them out of business

      February 24, 2012

    Teachers Risk Jobs to Blow Whistle on School Management Firm
    Teachers and parents speak out ahead of key vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to turn more schools over to private management firm ahead

      May 11, 12

    New Yorkers outraged at police violence on black youths
    Community residents demands NYPD end racial profiling

      February 13, 12

    Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
    LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 4

      February 10, 2012

    Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
    LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 3

      February 10, 2012

    Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
    LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 2

      February 10, 2012

    Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
    LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 1

      February 10, 2012

    Tucson Students Stage Walkouts, Teach-Ins Over Suspended Mexican American Studies Program
    Students organize school of ethnic studies to teach "forbidden" curriculum

      February 10, 2012

    Occupy Baltimore Activists Protest Building of Youth Jail
    Baltimore Occupy and Algebra Project activists are arrested by police during protest of new juvenile facility for youth charged as adults

      February 8, 2012

    Shills and Cruel Jokes
    Labor Beat: Parents and teachers protest "show trial" hearings they say are being used close their Chicago schools

      May 11, 12

    New York Students Walkout Against School Closures
    Students and teachers oppose plans to close up to 60 schools this year

      May 11, 12

    Mexican Students Demand Justice for Protestors Killed by Police
    Students fight for right to education and for accountability of police

      February 2, 2012

    Hundreds Arrested after Police Clash with Occupy Oakland
    Occupy Oakland attempts to transform vacant public building into Community Center

      January 31, 2012

    National Actions Target Private Prison Investors
    Demonstrators call upon Wells Fargo and others to divest from for-profit prison corporations like the Geo Group

      January 27, 2012

    Occupy Movements Rally at Courts Across the Country
    Demonstrations held around 2-year anniversary of “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision

      January 23, 2012

    Spain's "Indignados" and the Globalization of Dissent
    The Occupy Movement has taken much of its inspiration from Spain's "Outraged" Movement: what lessons does Spain have for Occupy now?

      January 20, 2012

    Verizon Workers Continue Fight for Decent Contract
    Workers at Verizon hold rallies seeking public support in fight for job security and union rights

      January 19, 2012

    Occupy Movement Targets Congress
    National call for action on Capitol Hill draws occupiers from across U.S.

      January 18, 2012

    SOPA "explained" by The Guardian
    Watch this video for a guide to the fight that will likely become one of the big stories of this year

      January 18, 2012

    How The Protect IP / SOPA Act Will Break The Internet primer on PIPA / SOPA and censorship

      January 18, 2012

    Rupert Murdoch Slams White House For Criticism of SOPA
    Newsy: For a man made infamous by the extent to which politicians would go to woo him for the support of his media empire, this complaining about corporate influence in politics may strike some as a bit rich

      January 18, 2012

    Occupy Wall St. Takes Up Immigration Reform
    Thanu Yakupitiyage: OWS should make immigrants' rights and Dream Act a major priority for 2012

      January 13, 2012

    Movement to Occupy Vacant Houses Spreads
    Bronx activists supported by Occupy Wall Street enter second month of occupation

      January 10, 12

    Occupy Movement Targets Iowa Caucuses
    Republican presidential candidates and Democratic party focus of demonstrations denouncing corporate dollars in electoral politics

      January 2, 2012

    Dissent is the Highest form of Patriotism
    Col. Larry Wilkerson speaks at Sam Adams Awards ceremony honoring Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake

      December 5, 2011

    Voices From the Occupy Movement
    Across the country, the Occupy Movement is developing new forms of exposing the 1%

      December 27, 2011

    OWS Joins Fight for Migrant Workers Rights
    OWS connects struggle for rights of migrant workers with struggle of the 99%

      December 21, 11

    Occupy Wall St. Targets Trinity Church
    50 arrested as Occupy protests at the "church of the 1%"

      December 20, 11

    Occupy Oakland Closes Ports
    Protesters close ports of Oakland and Portland in actions along California coast

      December 14, 2011

    Tens of thousands march for defense of voter rights
    Up to 25,000 protest a wave of restrictive voter ID laws passed in 14 states.

      January 5, 12

    Don't Roll Over, Take Over
    Paul Jay: we do news for ordinary people who want to take over

      December 9, 11

    DC Protests Target K Street Lobbyists
    Demonstrators in Washington protest against corporate control of politics

      December 9, 2011

    Occupy Wall St. Joins Fight Against Foreclosures
    Black activists leading the struggle against foreclosures welcomes OWS to their communities

      December 8, 11

    Hundreds 'occupy' US Congressional offices
    Hundreds of people from across America demonstrated in Washington Tuesday for jobs and stronger social security by converging on the offices of US lawmakers in Congress

      December 7, 11

    Labor Activists "Occupy Congress"
    Labor and community activists travel to DC for a week of actions

      December 7, 2011

    Occupying Senator Scott Brown's Office
    A December 6, 2011 demonstration in Washington, DC

      December 7, 11

    New York Janitors Join Occupy Wall Street
    Janitors who may strike to defend wages and working conditions march with Occupy Wall St.

      December 4, 11

    CUNY raises tuition as fee hikes spread across campuses
    Students demand cuts be taken off the table

      December 1, 11

    Egyptian Workers Strike and March Against Regime
    Workers say repression getting worse as they fight for a minimum wage

      December 16, 2011

    The Right to Occupy, the Right to Assemble?
    A report on the debate over the expulsion of the Occupy Movements

      November 29, 2011

    "Occupy" Actions Across the Country
    In DC and other cities, demonstrators rally at bridges

      November 18, 2011

    NYPD Aid Protesters in Shutting Down Stock Exchange
    Voices from Zuccotti Park: why aren’t people too big to fail?

      December 7, 11

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