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Students and Teachers Defend Education

February 9, 2014
Marc Steiner hosts a debate whether to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year’s MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.

75 Economists Including 7 Nobel Laureates Endorse Senate Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

January 14, 2014

$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

US Federal Reserve

November 17, 2013
Robert Pollin: Expected new Fed chair Janet Yellen will continue Bernanke’s policies of shoring up Wall Street banks with trillions, but the Fed could help Main Street with different policies.

Adjunct Professors Join National Fight for Better Pay and Benefits

October 23, 2013

Adjunct professors represent 75% of college instructors. This week, they are organizing events in 25 states.

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo on Whistleblowers

October 22, 2013
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: President Obama’s program encourages federal employees to report suspicious actions by their coworkers, creating a culture similar to the East German Statsi

NY Federal Reserve Examiner Fired After Submitting Critical Report of Goldman Sachs

October 16, 2013
Superiors told Carmen Segarra to change her report. When she refused, they fired her.

Enbridge Line 9 Hearings Met With Resistance in Montreal, As Pipeline Plan Provokes Wider Concern

October 14, 2013

Sarah Harmer and prominent musicians sing against Enbridge Line 9 reversal project; Quebec and Ontario residents mobilize to challenge oil and gas conglomerate

Latin America

October 6, 2013
Riot Police Brutally Repress Commemorative Protest in Mexico City: Students and Allies march to honor 45th anniversary of Tlatelolco Massacre Ten of thousands of students and allies marched in Mexico to commemorate the 1968 massacre of student activists, and to express their discontent with the government's neoliberal education and energy reform. The student movement of…

Federal Contractors Employ More Low-Wage Workers Than Walmart and McDonald’s Combined, While Paying Top Execs. $24 billion

September 26, 2013

Workers and legislators demand President Obama sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees.

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use