Topic: Budget cuts

  • Why do disabled kids have to pay the price?

    The families of young children are scrambling to find services as Head Start and Early Head Start are eviscerated.

  • Closing down our child care

    The lives of parents and children at a Chicago child care center were turned upside down when the center shut its doors.

  • El saqueo de nuestras pensiones

    Los políticos nos roban los fondos de pensiones, en el sector privado tanto como el público, y a plena vista de todos.

  • Grand theft pension "reform"

    With the "pension crisis" as the excuse, the retirement futures of private- and public-sector workers are being stolen away before their eyes.

  • The end of austerity?

    Some elite voices are challenging the ruling class consensus in favor of austerity--but that doesn't mean the cuts will end.

  • Save the Salem mail facility

    Protesters from across Oregon gathered to take part in civil disobedience against the scheduled closure of a mail facility.

  • More austerity ahead in Detroit

    The appointment of an "emergency manager" in Detroit will mean painful cuts for poor and working-class residents.

  • Taking NYC workers for a ride

    Another round of transit fare increases is hitting New Yorkers, as the MTA tries to make riders pay for its mistakes.

  • Peleando por cuánto cortar

    La riña de los políticos en Washington oculta su acuerdo bipartidista: no hay alternativa a austeridad, sólo falta decidir cuánto cortar.

  • Defending a day care center

    The planned closing of a small Brooklyn day care center inspired weeks of protest by staff and supporters.

  • Save Seattle's Free Ride Zone

    More than 100 Seattle residents protested the elimination of a program that has provided free transportation since 1973.

  • Fighting for our rec centers

    Baltimore activists are waging a campaign to keep their rec centers open after the city closed four and threatened to close more.

  • Making our food less safe

    The politics of austerity are impacting the food system, with a dangerous proposal to reduce inspections of the chicken industry.

  • Bus drivers and riders unite

    Two members of the Transit Riders Union in Seattle spoke out at a solidarity event against cuts to the Metro service system.

  • A May Day "funeral" in Long Beach

    A spirited May Day march in Long Beach highlighted how budget cuts are affecting education from college to kindergarten.

  • Transit cuts punish workers

    Proposed budget cuts and layoffs in the Boston transit system will mean greater hardship for workers and the poor.

  • Ready to protest Brown's cuts

    California Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing harsh budget cuts, but activists are preparing to resist a new round of attacks.

  • Why I got arrested at the Capitol

    If I had any doubts about getting arrested for protesting education cuts, the response of my students took care of them.

  • Protesting Washington's painful cutbacks

    Thousands of activists converged on Washington state's capital to protest a legislative session dedicated to budget cuts.

  • Putting the cuffs on the real criminals

    My fellow teachers and I are issuing citizen's arrest warrants for the budget cutters of the Washington state legislature.

  • Time to Occupy the Capitol

    Washington state activists are gearing up for the next stage in our struggle--a November 28 mass protest against budget cuts.

  • Chicago's warrior for the 1 percent

    Rahm Emanuel is Chicago's new boss--and he's right at home with the bosses who inhabit the city's corporate boardrooms.

  • More cuts in the aftermath of Irene?

    Hundreds of thousands were left without power after Hurricane Irene--but Republicans want to cut FEMA's budget.

  • Can it happen here?

    2011 will be remembered in the history books as a year of revolutionary change and struggle around the world. But what about here in the U.S.?

  • What Bloombergville achieved

    Two activists against Michael Bloomberg's cuts discuss the lessons of an activists' encampment in the shadow of City Hall.