Working and Poor in the USA

Working and Poor in the USA by Bill Quigley “Our nation, so richly endowed with natural resources and with a capable and industrious population, should be able to devise ways and means of insuring to all our able-bodied men and women, a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937 Millions of people in the US work and are still poor. Here are eight points that show why the US needs to dedicate itself to making work pay. One. How many people work [...]

By |2012-01-31T20:50:05-05:00January 31st, 2012|Economy, Editorial, Human Rights, News, People, Politics, Wall Street|0 Comments

Over 2600 Activist Arrested

Over Two Thousand Six Hundred Activists Arrested in US Protests by Bill Quigley Since President Obama was inaugurated, there have been over two thousand six hundred arrests of activists protesting in the US.   Research shows over 670 people have been arrested in protests inside the US already in 2011, over 1290 were arrested in 2010, and 665 arrested in 2009.   These figures are certainly underestimate the number actually arrested as arrests in US protests are rarely covered by the mainstream media outlets which focus so intently on [...]

By |2011-05-31T17:45:34-05:00May 31st, 2011|Commentary, Democracy, Free Speech, Human Rights|0 Comments
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