BREAKING NEWS: HB 235, The Gender Identiy Anti-Discrimination Act, passed its third and final reading at the House of Delegates today, Saturday, March 26th, 2011, by a 86-52 favorable vote. The bill now moves to the Senate where it will be subjected to possible amendments. It will be voted on by midnight on Monday, March 28th, 2011.
This is the third installation of a three part extensive and exclusive interview with Betty Garman Robinson, a veteran activist of the Civil Rights Movement, former organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and relentless inter-generational fighter for social justice. Betty was a co-editor and contributor to the recently published book "Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by the Women of SNCC"
El martes 1 de Marzo de 2011, una caravana de 70 miembros y sus familias de la Coalición de Trabajadores de Immokalee (CIW) llegaron al espacio colectivo y comunitario: 2640. Para reunirse y descansar con sus aliados y companerxs de la ciudad y puerto de Baltimore.
Walking into the occupied State Capitol of Wisconsin was more than mind blowing. I had imagined a small group of folks holding space in one area, confined by police lines.
And from what the news has been reporting, things were starting to die down here.
What I saw was quite different. Right inside the door, a huge poster hangs. “IN THE EVENT OF A GENERAL STRIKE, I VOW TO SUPPORT WORKERS”, it reads, and hundreds of signatures have been scribbled beneath.
On a sunny mid-afternoon on Wednesday, November 4, the United Workers (UW) performed a theatrical announcement at the Inner Harbor to kick off a major campaign for workers’ rights.
The grassroots human rights organization declared the Inner Harbor a Human Rights Zone back on April 18, 2008. Since then they have been organizing workers to fight for a living wage, health care, and education training.
Hundreds of low-wage workers across Baltimore’s Inner Habor will be experiencing yet another holiday of empty stockings, bare Christmas trees, and restaurant take-home leftovers for their family Christmas dinner. Harbor workers point to the Grinch-developers of the Inner Harbor's outdoor mall and frequented tourist destinations as the culprits of their stolen Christmas.