From Dec. 2-6, 2012, a broad coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and activists in Chicago served soup and bread outside the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin. The four days of bread and soup lines culminated in our construction of a shantytown coined “Durbinville,” modeled after the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.
Now is the time to bring the overwhelming results of our referendum into the public debate. Join the AFL-CIO and Mass. Uniting (our allies in this Battle of the Budget) for two demonstrations (at 1 and 4pm) in Boston, and spread the word!
1:00pm: Rally for Jobs, Not Cuts! (Faneuil Hall in Boston)
On Dec. 1, 2012, with the frenzied debate around the so called “fiscal cliff” raging in the media and in Washington, D.C., the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City, wth cosponsors by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC,held a lively forum titled, The Fiscal Cliff on Trial.
President Obama and Republicans are bargaining to cut the deficit. But they shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems. Stop the fiscal swindle!
On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed the Budget for All by a 3 to 1 margin. It calls for budget principles that will put people back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and stop endless wars, while balancing the budget:
On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.
This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.
On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged. The action recognized the causes of our problems, which are:
The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action focus its Fall 2011 Regional Gatherings on the federal budget. The Polk City event will be hosted by Hugh Stone with devotions by Shari Miller.
Noted author, economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich will address the topic, "The Next Economy and America's Future" at this Des Moines talk. Reich currently teaches at Cal-Berkeley. Free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow the talk.
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