Peace Action reports: “The House has voted to cut $36 billion from nutrition assistance programs, which would kick 2 million people off of food aid, cut benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income children from the free school lunch program. All part of an effort to increase the over 50% of discretionary spending going into the Pentagon’s coffers.” They encourage you to phone your representatives. See Washington in the 112th Congress for phone numbers.
Celebrate Women’s Rights Day 2013 Farmworker Women Battle for Workers’ Rights and Dignity Speakers Angelica Villa farmworker leader from Lynden, activist with Community to Community, and advocate for women fieldworkers battling sexual harassment Sandy Restrepo immigrant rights activist and attorney with the community-based Colectiva Legal del Pueblo; proud daughter of immigrant parents. Marcelina […]
“The number that I find most unusual and gives you a sense of what is systemic about it is: The top 400 people, individuals — you could get them in this space if you squeeze just a little bit — have more wealth now than the bottom 180,000,000 Americans taken together. That’s a medieval number. […]