By Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet A Walmart worker who was fired after taking part in the longest strike ever against the corporation continues to fight for his former co-workers.
by: Tim Wheeler
Vivian was one of 16 recipients of the award this past Wednesday, including former President Bill Clinton, and television personality Oprah Winfrey. Obama hailed Vivian for serving as one of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisers and for putting his life on the line in the struggle to end segregation.
BY ALISSA TROTZ
Last week’s column by Dominican economist Miguel Ceara-Hatton addressed the controversial September 23 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, which threatens to strip citizenship status from hundreds of thousands of predominantly Dominicans of Haitian descent.
By Samuel Oakford Reprint
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2013 (IPS) – On May 23, shortly after wrapping up negotiations on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 958- million-dollar loan – its second in three years – to keep Jamaica out of default, the fund’s mission chief in the country, Jan Kees Martijn, set out to visit Croydon, a former plantation settlement in the mountainous northwest of the island.
This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity , edited by Greg Ruggiero and published by Zuccotti Park Press.  Chris Steele interviews Chomsky.
The one thing we cannot have in our ridiculous ongoing modern prohibitionist state is a criminal justice system that punishes the criminals in law enforcement as harshly as it punishes those at whom the laws are aimed, and on whom the law principally falls.
Because I write about race and racism in the United States, I’m often asked some variation of this question: are things better now?