BY MARK VORPAHL Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. [...]
On our second day in Chicago, we marched to the mayor’s home and protested the closing of 6 of the city’s 12 mental health clinics. People from all over the nation joined in protest against the privatization of all aspects of our lives. Corporations have profit, not people’s health at heart and Rahm Emanuel has shown himself to be just another politician for the 1%.