Economic Justice

Photo By: Hyatt Hurts

Hyatt Regency Baltimore workers and their allies called a press conference on November 13th, 2012, to announce the ongoing federal prosecution of Hyatt for violating the rights of its workers to organize. The press conference featured Unite Here Local 7 President Roxie Herbekian, former Hyatt Regency Baltimore worker Mike Jones, Hyatt Regency Baltimore on-call banquet server Regina Davis, Catholic labor priest Fr.

Hannah Dobbz "Nine-Tenths of the Law"

Last weekend, Hannah Dobbz came to Baltimore and spoke at Red Emma's about her new book, Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States. Published by AK Press, Nine-Tenths of the Law is about the history of squatting in the US, and offers new perspectives on property in the midst of the foreclosure crisis and recession.

The James McHenry Recreation Center, in the heart of Southwest Baltimore, was the scene of a gala celebration on Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2012. The United Workers, a human rights organization, which is "led by the poor to end poverty," celebrated its 10th anniversary of operating in the state of Maryland.

Participants creating signs at the Walmart protest. (Photo by Casey McKeel)

In recent years, Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving and the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season – has been a day of great excitement for me. I’ve been pumped about the day not because of the so-called discounts, free give-a-ways, or any other aspect of this celebration of capitalism. Black Friday has been a source of enthusiasm for me because of the grand opportunity to publicly challenge the spirit of rampant consumerism, materialism, and economic exploitation head-on.

Baltimore City school teachers rally in solidarity with striking Chicago teachers. (Photo by: Bill Bleich, source: City Paper)

Baltimore teachers are in the final year of the “landmark” contract we reluctantly ratified in 2010. Many teachers and education professionals reviled the contract for its attacks on seniority in the form of merit pay. As the BTU and BCPSS move into the contract negotiation season, it is important for the public to understand this concept.

For the past five years Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse and The Baltimore Book Festival have partnered to bring you The Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavilion, which seeks to inform and inspire "radical innovation and intervention".

On Thursday, November 8, the Creative Alliance at the Patterson theatre came alive, fed by the life blood of intelligent optimism. The space seemed to breathe as it swelled to encompass the 200 to 250 participants gathered to share a vision. That vision was presented in the form of a recently released documentary called “Fixing the Future” by David Brancaccio (PBS, NPR). The film explores communities from all across the United States that are using innovative and creative ways to build local wealth and take charge of their local economies.

Today we bring you two exciting comics in regards to the recent elections! Shit My Friends Say was created by Mickey Dehn during a manic upswing of Spring 2011. The subject matter covers topics such as: teapots, football, politics, and queer culture. Mickey has had no formal artistic training. (If you missed the sarcasm of the last statement, you probably won't get the cartoons either). Enjoy :]

Hurricane Sandy shut down businesses all across the east coast—even businesses that pride themselves on never closing their doors. Photo by: Iris Kirsch.

With the dystopic, unreality show "Jersey Shore" in its waning sixth season, residents of the long Atlantic Coast in New Jersey have some rather more pressing concerns. Last week, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record crashed into the coast, plunging more than 8.2 million people into darkness, and flooding thousands of homes.

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