Knowing the history of labor movement helps to invigorate today’s activities, according to Ron Kent, editor of the International Labor History Association. The South Central Chapter of AFSCME is hosting a series of historical films each month, March through May, and Ron talked to Jan Miyasaki about these activities.
Being a women’s activist in the Middle East is not easy, but Fatima Outaleb from Morocco has made it her mission. Founding member of the Union of Women’s Action (Union de l’Action Féminine) as well as founding member of KARAMA, with a goal of advancing women’s participation, security, and rights in an Arab world, she […]
The ACLU not only fights for citizens’ rights in courts, but also has a major educational role, according to Kristen Hansen of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation. That group is currently in the midst of a class action lawsuit against Milwaukee police for their stop-and-frisk activities, which undermines community relations. They are also holding numerous […]
Missiles for the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system arrived in Korea on March 6, despite constant protests from local residents of Seongju, South Korea. Sold as a defense package for South Korea, these missiles can do nothing to intercept rockets from North Korea, and put South Korea in the center of the crosshairs […]
Following the release of the Republican House Health Plan, Dr. Adam Gaffney from Physicians for a National Health Plan talks about the future of health insurance in the U.S. Recent reports by the CBO state that 24 million people will lose insurance under this plan, and cuts to funds for Medicaid will squeeze the less […]
When is a Muslim ban not a ban on religion? When Trump says so. Maybe not. The Brennan Center For Justice’s Elizabeth Goitein disagrees, and says that the “new — improved” immigrant ban is a challenge to the religious freedom and due process foundations of the U.S. Constitution, and has no basis in the claim of national […]