• Port truckers shutdown TraPac terminal at noon

    Oakland Port Truckers Demand Respect

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Oakland port truckers haven’t received a raise in 10 years, despite rising costs like fuel. The truckers often pay upwards of $2000 in expenses for their truck purchase and expenses, yet they only earn $46 to transport a container from the port to the Union Pacific railroad nearby.

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  • This photo of restaurant worker Angela Piril was taken for the ROC-NY Gender Committee photo exhibit. (Dina Cendano)

    Beyond the ‘Second Shift’: Mothers in Service Jobs Work a Third

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    We need comprehensive, universal pre-K at the nontraditional hours that our service economy runs on today.

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  • The Third Shift

    The Third Shift for Working Mothers in Restaurants

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    2 million working mothers face the precarious situation of sub-minimum wage work with little to no child care supports. This is a national emergency, as four out of ten households today are headed by breadwinner moms. With mothers earning 4% less per child than their equivalents, the cost of raising the next generation is borne solely on their backs.

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  • The Detroit Black Food Security Network opposes a land deal that it says could jeopardize grassroots urban farming initiatives like the D-town farm, pictured above (Photo courtesy of Detroit Black Food Security Network).

    Detroiters Rally to Stop ‘Corporate Land Grab’ of Vacant Lots

    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Grassroots organizers in Detroit liken the Hantz deal to a land grab, when corporations purchase land owned by sovereign nations.

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  • Yes on 37

    Monsanto’s Mean Green Revolution

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

    Monsanto murders farmers, 1 every 30 minutes; their GMO foods causes tumors and early death; their pesticides sicken farmworkers and rural communities. Yes on Prop 37 is such the obvious vote.

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Where are the green jobs?
Apr
3

How Green Is the Green Economy?

Four environmental organizers and researchers examine the ‘green jobs’ buzz. By Rebecca Burns, In These Times April 3, 2012 A “green recovery” is being championed as a solution to both ecological and economic crisis, but the sanguine rhetoric has not always been matched by progress toward a more sustainable U.S. economy. Growth in “green jobs” […]

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Mar
2

Research Justice 2012: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals Research Justice Track 2012: http://researchjustice.com Allied Media Conference: http://amc.alliedmedia.org June 28-July 1, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan Submit a Proposal: http://talk.alliedmedia.org Deadline: March 15, 2012 Research is an essential part of creating the knowledge required to enact change. Communities have first hand experience of oppressions, and research is a tool to package those […]

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Oct
24

What Can You Get for a Dime a Day?

Take the Dime A Day Pledge and tell Congress as a consumer, you are willing to pay an extra dime a day in food costs to raise the minimum wage, impacting 29 million low wage workers.

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta
Oct
24

Help Occupy Atlanta Attend Facing Race 2012

Help build the next generation of leaders of color, occupying and defending our homes.

Sep
17

Planting the seed for food justice

LaDonna Redmond honored by Melissa Harris-Perry for planting the seeds for a national food justice movement.

We Are Many
Sep
11

We Are Many Book Release

A new book on Occupy, We Are Many, is out from AK Press. Check out my essay on Where is the Color in Occupy?