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Today’s Good News: NY Gov Admits He’ll Have To Tax Rich

The battle over New York’s budget is ongoing, but in the space of a couple of months, the governor has moved from saying the “millionaire tax” is off the table to saying that it it is “probably going to be part of the solution.” Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on January 19th, 2009 under Economic Issues, State and Local Politics | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Wiretap’s Youth Victories 2008

Once again, I bring you stories of hope from Wiretap magazine’s year-end issue, including the Student/Farmworker Alliance victory with CIW in bringing Burger King and Subway to improve wages and working conditions. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on January 10th, 2009 under Grassroots Organizing, Youth | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: More Cracks In Pro-Israel Media Wall

Certainly most of what we in America hear and see about Israel’s current offensive in Gaza is the usual “Poor little Israel can do no wrong” PR blitz.  However, the alternative media is becoming bolder in presenting the truth.  And thanks to the Internet, we have more access to foreign media.  With any luck, Israel will come to regret this attack as the beginning of the end of their unstinting support in America. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on January 4th, 2009 under Israel/Palestine, Media | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Communities Say No To Nuclear Power

Here’s a piece of good election news that didn’t make most newscasts: In the Chicago-area, racially mixed communities of Oak Park, Berwyn and Riverside, voters approved by well over two-to-one a referendum asking that “our elected officials in Illinois take steps to phase out nuclear power in the state, replacing it with renewable sources such as wind and solar.”
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Filed by Karen on December 28th, 2008 under Environment, State and Local Politics | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Utah Student Saves Wilderness From Drilling

You’ve no doubt heard of the Bush plan to “drill, baby, drill” near Moab and other wilderness areas in Utah.  One clever student got in the way. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on December 26th, 2008 under Environment, Grassroots Organizing, Heroes, Youth | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Workers Occupy Factory, Win Demands

“We haven’t seen this since the 30′s,” said one observer.  Ah, but now, you can expect to see a lot more of it, as laid-off workers at Chicago’s Republic Windows and Doors occupied their shut-down factory, tapped into simmering anger about the bailout of the banks, and won the severance they were owed. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on December 11th, 2008 under Economic Issues, Heroes, Labor | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Honoring Terkel and Makeba

It always seems that near the end of the year, there are more obituaries, more times when you turn on the radio and hear a certain artist over and over and think “Oh no…”  Here are two giants who really made a mark: Studs Terkel and Miriam Makeba. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by kadmin on December 6th, 2008 under Art, Heroes, Music | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Teens Learn Their Rights Vis-a-Vis Police

The fine New York newsletter City Limits describes a seminar at the Door, a youth center in downtown Manhattan, about your rights under the Constitution. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on December 3rd, 2008 under Civil Liberties, Youth | Comment now »


Today’s Good News: Schools Feed Kids Local Produce

We all remember the “tuna surprise” and other awful choices in the school cafeteria.  Nowadays, I understand it could even be McDonald’s.   There is a movement afoot, however, to see that kids in school get tasty and nutritious local produce.  Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on September 5th, 2008 under Education, Food, Grassroots Organizing | 1 Comment »


Today’s Good News: “Erase Hate” Campaign Engages Youth

The Matthew Shepard Foundation has an ambitious goal for its new “Erase Hate” campaign: to equip a million people with tools to raise their voices, and use their talents, against hate. They plan to work in schools, workplaces, and communities, with a special emphasis on youth. Read the rest of this entry

Filed by Karen on July 4th, 2008 under Grassroots Organizing, Youth | Comment now »