Stewart Acuff

Apr 15

The Stealth Poor

I’m so excited that my poems The Stealth Poor and We Struggle have just been published in Blue Collar Review. I am very grateful and proud to be published in Blue Collar – a

Apr 8

Big-money’s Takeover of Our Democracy

“The vast middle class and poor don’t have enough purchasing power as 95 percent of the economy’s gains go to the top one percent… some wealthy people and big corporations have a strangle-hold on

Mar 21

The Commonwealth Foundation wants to kill our middle class

The opinion piece by Elizabeth Stelle of the Commonwealth Foundation is full of the lies and half-truths characteristic of the radical right-wing. Keystone Progress and The Center for Media and Democracy recently released a report

Mar 21

Like a Mule that Can’t Pull the Plow Anymore…

I’ve been thinking about right-wing Republican Paul Ryan’s racist rant, which RNC Chairman Reince Priebus defended. Ryan said that the culture of the “inner city” has kept generations of men (read African-American men) from working. I

Mar 19

Where Have I Heard This Before?

The radical right-wing Republicans are back to their old racist tactics, the same kind of tactics that Nixon, Reagan, and southern white evangelicals and others have used over the years to rally their base.

Mar 18

British Labour Political Leader Tony Benn Has Died

Brilliant, vocal, committed, unwavering, principled Labour Party leader of Britain Tony Benn has died.  Britain’s daily newspaper The Guardian has reported his death. First becoming a Labour Party Member of Parliament in 1950, he

Mar 14

The National Right to Work Foundation Files Suit Against Workers in Chattanooga VW Plant

Following their usual script, the National Right to Work Foundation has found five workers to file suit against Volkswagen and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) to frustrate workers and the union from organizing a

Mar 13

Henry Nicholas and Real Education at Penn

Last Thursday night 1199 President Henry Nicholas and Executive Vice Presidents Chris Woods and John Hump spoke and had a sometimes heated discussion with The University of Pennsylvania Government and Politics Association (Penn GPA).

Mar 12

Hundreds of Tennesseans March on the Governor

On March 11th, hundreds of union members and other progressive Tennesseans rallied on the steps of the State Capitol in Nashville, then marched en masse into the Capitol and to the governor’s office to

Mar 10

March on Capitol in Tennessee on Tuesday

Tomorrow Tennessee progressives and people of good will and movement organizations will march on their state Capitol in Nashville in a very broad based demand for living wages, a broadening democracy, and better public

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