KCMO City Council Unanimously Passes Move the Money Resolution at April 11 session.
The Federal Budget Crisis Is Not A Deficit Crisis.
It's A Crisis Of Priorities.
Choosing to continue enormous tax breaks for the millionaires and spending 60 percent of public discretionary dollars on the Pentagon makes no sense, as millions struggle to find work and to feed and house their families.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- UMKC Prof. of Economics John Henry renders his verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, "There is no fiscal cliff. Period. It's a fraud." He explained how deficit was not the problem and in fact was necessary to support employment and economic recovery.
The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
About 20 people from AFSC, NH Peace Action, NH Citizens Alliance for Action, and Every Child Matters held signs in front of BAE Systems in Merrimack NH on July 31 to call for cuts in military spending and increased support for programs that meet community needs for education, health care, and housing. The picket was timed to coincide with a "town hall meeting" organized by 3 US Senators to boost support for high levels of military spending.
Des Moines-area residents take part in the National Day of Mobilization for the Unemployed on December 8, 2011. Standing outside the Federal Building, they call for an extension of jobless benefits and a much greater emphasis on job creation.
On a cold and blustery December afternoon recently, about two dozen Iowans gathered outside the Federal Building in downtown Des Moines as part of a National Day of Mobilization for the Unemployed. According to organizer Mark Cooper, President of the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, "Jobless union members, veterans, students and millions of others are struggling to make ends meet while many politicians merely support the wealthiest one percent."
Occupy Greensboro is going to have its first employment march on Saturday December 10th . Marchers will assemble at 11:30 in front of the downtown library, then march through Greensboro to end at Governmental Plaza for a rally with speakers from organized labor, the community, and youth.
Union members and allies will rally for more good jobs and protest the employment impact of recent budget cuts. Speakers will also address the moral, human, and community costs of unemployment and under-employment. Click here for an "Application for Good Jobs for the Granite State."
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.
A recent announcement that New Orleans residents will obtain 40 percent of jobs at a city construction project represents a major step forward for a campaign that combined patience and persistence to result in a win-win for residents and the city.
The campaign for a “First Source” ordinance began almost three years ago, when Malcolm Suber, then a consultant, organized a conference to consider how $5 billion in anticipated post-Katrina reconstruction funds would best support community development.
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