North America

GAO Finds US Companies Only Pay One-Third of Corporate Tax Rate

July 2, 2013

CEOs claim the US has the world’s highest corporate tax rate, but they actually pay less than most workers

Week of Enbridge Tar Sands Actions Launch Idle No More’s Sovereignty Summer

July 1, 2013

Protesters across Canada engaged in civil disobedience in solidarity with Swamp Line 9 activists in Hamilton, Ontario; Toronto activists target Ontario courthouse

2012 “Undocubus” Empowered Immigrant Communities Through Civil Disobedience

June 27, 2013

Pt 2. In 2012, undocumented immigrants launched the “Undocubus” campaign and used civil disobedience to challenge deportations

Former Top Regulators Tell Congress to Rein in Big Banks

June 27, 2013

Three former financial regulators testify to the House Financial Services Committee in support of reinstating Glass-Steagall legislation and addressing Too Big to Fail Banks.

Advocates Oppose Senate Immigration Bill Over Escalation of Border Militarization

June 27, 2013

As Senate passes its version of comprehensive immigration reform, immigrant rights advocates withdraws support over provisions that increase border militarization and demand president Obama halt all deportations

Obama in Africa

June 26, 2013
Daphne Wysham: President moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline but disappoints on the promotion of fracking

Obama’s Carbon Reduction Plan “Will Guarantee Global Warming Disaster”

June 26, 2013

Nafeez Ahmed: Environmental activists need to redouble efforts to demand Obama reject Keystone XL, abandon hydrofracking, and adopt tougher emission standards

Same-Sex Marriage

June 26, 2013
Before the Supreme Court overturned DOMA, discriminatory policies cost same-sex married couples as much as $500,000 over a lifetime.