Category Archives: Labor

Cindy Young: A Lifetime of Activism and Working For Single Payer

Cindy Young, from Campaign for a Healthy California, has been a labor activist fighting for health care reform for more than 30 years. We profile her current efforts to bring single payer to California — and hopefully the nation. Continue reading

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Single Payer — It Remains The Only Answer

The push is on to move the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) to what everyone knows is the only real answer to our health care crisis: single payer. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare’s annual conference repeated the simple message of single payer: Everybody In. Nobody Out. The work to educate, motivate and organize for single payer continues. Continue reading

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December Profile: The American People

The progressive voice of the American people became louder and stronger in 2012. Examples abound everywhere and on every topic from voting rights to workers rights. For our December Progressive Profile, we salute the American people — with several examples — of how individuals and organizations are fighting back and reclaiming our proud progressive past. Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Final Recall Hours: From Jackson Browne, To Phone Banks, To Voting

Tuesday will hopefully bring an end to Scott Walker and his Wisconsin-tradition busting. It won’t be easy. Those who grab power through lies and deceit never go quietly into the night. The Wisconsin recall is about so much more than unions. Continue reading

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They’re Back: Those Wonderful People In Wisconsin Who Will Not Give Up

Those incredible people in Wisconsin continue to inspire us and show us what democracy looks like. They were back to mark the anniversary of Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation and to look forward to the recall election in June. Continue reading

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A Look Back in History As We Await The Next Occupy Movement

How different are the times we live in from those of past generations?  Are the challenges we face today of the 99 percent vs. the 1 percent or the overtaking of government rule by millionaires and billionaires that much different … Continue reading

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March Profile: Eugene V. Debs

As we await a spring revival of the Occupy Movement, a look back at the life and times of Eugene V. Debs reminds us that the fight for the 99 percent has long been waged. Read our March Progressive Profile and ask yourself if his words from nearly 100 years ago don’t ring just as true in 2012. Continue reading

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Playing Bigger Than You Are: No One Said It Was Going To Be Easy

Of the many lessons woven throughout Stewart Acuff’s book Playing Bigger Than You Are:  A Life in Organizing (Levins Publishing, Minneapolis) is the valuable perspective he shares about the day-in and day-out work that is the reality of union organizing. … Continue reading

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The Walker Recall: A Win For Democracy And Robert LaFollette

Wisconsin has shown us the way on how to save our democracy with the culmination of the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Long live democracy and the work of Robert LaFollette Continue reading

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Best of the Best (Quotes) From 2011

The Voice of ‘We The People’ got stronger and stronger in 2011. Take a look at some of the best of the best of our “wisdom voices” that we featured. They will keep you inspired in 2012. Continue reading

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