Stewart Acuff

Sep 30

Organizing Must Be Intensified

All of us union members and social, political, and environmental activists sometimes get tired. We grow weary in our central fight to save democracy in America, to grow our power to create a more

Sep 29

Henry Nicholas: A Story of Leadership, Vision, Courage & Compassion

President Henry Nicolas stands as an icon and a hero of America’s struggle for justice for the last 50 years. But it wasn’t always the case. Born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi, the son

Sep 24

The Enigma of a Dismal Science

Economist Dr. Richard Levins, with whom I wrote my first book, Getting America Back to Work, says that economics is called the dismal science. I keep up with the thinking of all kinds of economists

Sep 23

Bank of America’s $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement

We just found out that a task force of state and federal prosecutors reached a settlement of $16.65 billion–that is a B– with Bank of America for their role in the financial meltdown of

Sep 22

Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks at 1199 – Part 4

The great Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont recently spoke at my union. This is part 4 of his speech. Here’s part 1, part 2, and part 3. Photo: Senator Sanders at the recent People’s Climate March in

Sep 19

“Crusader for Justice” Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks at 1199 – Part 2

This is PART 2 of Senator Bernie Sander’s recent speech at 1199 NUHHCE union hall in Philly. CLICK HERE to view PART 1. Photo source:

Sep 19

“Crusader for Justice” Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks at 1199 – Part 1

The worst kept secret in America is that progressive hero Senator Bernie Sanders is thinking about running for President. He and I have been friends for years. He even wrote a great foreword for

Sep 18

The Importance of the People’s Climate March in NYC

The value of the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept 21st cannot be overstated. The march is the face and representation of millions of Americans who know we are killing our

Sep 17

45 million are Without Work in Developed Economies

David Jolly in The New York Times has reported on the latest publication of the global Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) whose members include the United States, all of Europe, and Japan.

Sep 16

American Nobel Laureate on the Failure of Capitalism

It is so heartening to see the growing discussion of inequality focusing on the failure of capitalism or the class war instead some kind of economic anomaly that will somehow “correct” itself. American Nobel economist

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