April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

Image source: thepeoplesrecord.com

“America is now in considerable part more a formal political democracy than a democratic social structure, and even the formal political mechanics are weak.”

- C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite, 1956

Towson University students rally against "White Student Union." Photo by Bill Hughes.

A group calling itself, the White Student Union, was the subject of three demonstrations, on the Towson University campus on Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2013. Towson students, who don’t like the group, held their protest earlier in the day at 4 PM, followed by two demonstrations at 6 PM by local human rights and social justice advocates.

Demonstration organized by Unite Here, Local 7 and allies at BWI. Photo by Bill Hughes.

Members of Unite Here, Local 7, and their Social Justice allies, staged a demonstration on Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2013, at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. It took place at the departure terminal of Southwest Airlines. The workers are fighting AirMall, USA, the company placed in charge of concessions at the airport by the State of Maryland. The union is demanding improved wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. Since the State hires AirMall, USA, Governor Martin O’Malley has a potentially important role to play in resolving this dispute.

A 2007 affirmative action rally at the University of Michigan. Source: npaper-wehaa.com.

As the Supreme Court weighs in on the affirmative action case of Abigail Fisher—a white student from Stephen F.

"Live Young Blood" Film Poster.

Casey McKeel sat down for a conversation with the filmmakers of the new documentary that takes a look at youth violence in Baltimore.  

Student Body President Joshua Martínez standing in front of the main campus of Nuestra Escuela in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Caguas, Puerto Rico, about 30 miles south of the capital, San Juan, is home to about 87,000 people. By day, commerce bustles around a few major medical centers. Shortly after 5pm, people return to their homes, and the shop-lined streets downtown are vacant.