survival

Frigid 'Polar Vortex' Puts Homeless in Extreme Danger

January 6, 2014
Adam Schneider: Cities have taken action to house their homeless populations in face of record cold temperatures but fail to prevent and end homelessness

NAFTA

January 2, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers’ wages flat, destroyed US jobs – and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

JNF Honors Canadian PM Amidst Protests Against Bedouin Expulsion

December 2, 2013

On Sunday, December 1st, hundreds protested in Toronto, Canada. The demonstrators gathered in freezing weather outside the Metro Toronto Convention Center where thousands attended the JNF honoring dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper has been one of the most fervent supporters of Israel. Under his leadership military and financial relations with Israel tightened.…

Honduras

November 26, 2013
Left leaning opposition Libre Party decries electoral fraud, refuses to recognize official results indicating win for ruling right wing National Party

Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants’ Rights

October 29, 2013

David Bacon explains the essentials of immigration reform. David Beacon, author and immigration rights activist, says that immigration policy reform must take economic and trade agreements into account, and uphold migrants' rights. “When the North American Free Trade Agreement allowed big U.S. grain companies, for instance, to dump cheap, cheap corn on the Mexican market,…

Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

October 13, 2013
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by “Bancada Ruralista”, the Agribusiness’ lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.

Past is present in Latin America

October 13, 2013
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by “Bancada Ruralista”, the Agribusiness’ lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.

McDonald’s Employee Confronts Executive: I Can’t Afford Shoes For My Children

October 8, 2013

Mother of two arrested after confronting McDonald’s President about poverty wages. Nancy Salgado, 26 years old, is a cashier at McDonald's.  She is a single mother with two children.  Nancy earns $8.25 an hour working thirty to forty hours a week. She has worked for McDonald’s since she was 16 and has never had a…

The Cost of Saving the Planet

October 6, 2013
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 8, 2013
In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the limits imposed on questioning the roots of inequality and how those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else