Jen Chapin interview with OTWS

Jen Chapin will perform songs from her new album Reckoning on August 9, 2013 at Grounds and Sounds Café, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook.

DN!: Green Party VP Cand Cheri Honkala Joins “Romneyville” Encampment

from Democracy Now! Set up for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the “Romneyville” encampment is similar to Hoovervilles of the 1930s Great Depression. Residents of Romneyville are calling for an end to foreclosures, homelessness and the criminalization of poverty. We hear from Shamako Noble, a Romneyville resident and executive director of the Hip Hop […]

Green Party President Candidate Jill Stein & VP Cheri Honkala: “We Represent the 99%”

“Large sections of the population are just sitting out. … It’s not just because they’re not interested in what’s happening in this country. They just don’t see that their vote actually matters,” Honkala says. “But our campaign gives an opportunity for people to see themselves, because we represent the 99 percent.”

Occupy Portland explains the big picture…

KW writes: I have to admit, I am having trouble keeping up with the occupy movement, I feel at a loss to know how to help. “What are they doing now?”, I wonder to myself. And, I think the answer is that most of the occupies are digging in, doing the nitty gritty work of […]

Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court, related to Occupy DC

BET reports: “Activist and professor Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court building Sunday afternoon while taking part in Occupy DC protests. West was holding up a sign that ready “Poverty is the Greatest Violence of All…” Link above has photo, more info, and the promise of more coverage. Cornel West […]

SALT book: Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities

Carolina Academic Press is about to publish VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LAW TEACHING: A CRITICAL READER, a collaboration between SALT and Golden Gate University School of Law.  Publication is anticipated in mid-March. The essays included in this volume began as presentations at the March 19–20, 2010, “Vulnerable Populations, Economic Realities” teaching conference organized and hosted […]

Rent Is Too Damn High candidate to run for President

KW writes: Thanks to my IPR community for the tip on this story… From The New York Observer/PolitickerNY: Jimmy McMillan Says He Will Challenge Obama in ’12 (Story with video) By David Freedlander / December 23, 2010 Perhaps the whole country now will hear the baby’s stomach growl. Rent Is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate […]

Poverty Gains in US, Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Calls on Illinois Programs to Stay in Force

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney called on Illinois anti-poverty programs to stay in place to provide essential assistance to low-income people in the state. Whitney explained that “fighting poverty and assisting people without access to health care, food or even basic subsistence income is an essential function of state government.” Whitney’s statement comes just as […]

When Will We Hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Call to End Poverty? 1/18/09 photos

KW: Ian and I attended an interfaith, multi-cultural prayer service tonight at St. Matthew’s Church in Dix Hills. We went for a variety of reasons: it was about affordable housing and addressing poverty; it was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Fred Brewington – civil rights attorney and preacher – was giving the homily; […]

ILGP welcomes Progressives & Populists

With the recent departures of former Sen. John Edwards and Rep. Dennis Kucinich and other candidates, the Illinois Green Party called on progressives and populists abandoned by the Democratic and Republican Parties to consider voting Green in Tuesday’s elections, the first statewide Green Party primary in Illinois history. “Illinois voters who have been supporting Kucinich […]

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