Allison Kilkenny is the co-host of the progressive political podcast Citizen Radio (wearecitizenradio.com) and independent journalist who blogs at allisonkilkenny.com. Her work has appeared in The American Prospect, the LA Times, In These Times, Truthout and the award-winning grassroots NYC newspaper the Indypendent.
In a violation of their First Amendment rights, students have been suspended for protesting their district’s budget cuts. New York unions plan a massive rally to oppose the financial industry's unscrupulous practices and Mayor Bloomberg’s slashing of social services.
In 2010, Boeing received a net tax refund of $137 million from state and local governments despite earning more than $4 billion in pretax profits. But instead of investing back into communities, the company uses its corporate welfare to crush unions.
Students on both coasts protest deep cuts to education budgets.
The Shock Doctrine is at play in Michigan where budget cuts and fiscal chaos are exploited by Gov. Rick Snyder, who has sent his henchmen into communities to do his dirty work.
Environmental groups and US Uncut rally in Washington to demand that President Obama stand up to Big Polluters like BP and start making them pay their fair share.
US Uncut wants Americans to hold corporate tax dodgers accountable. While corporations count their hoarded tax revenue, police lose their jobs and homeless citizens sleep in tents.
As the GOP continues to spread the lie that corporations pay too much, Americans are beginning to fight back against two-tier America.
Protesters gathered in New York City today to demand corporate accountability, an end to foreclosures and that corporations pay their fair share in taxes.