UPDATE: The resolution was passed unanimously. Tonight the Board of Iowa’s largest school district will consider a resolution that, if adopted, would make a firm statement of solidarity and support … Continue Reading Des Moines School Board Passes Resolution on Gun Violence
by Jason Frerichs What had been an amazing weekend to be Democrat, ended Sunday evening due to ugliness and racism coming from fellow Democrats. This is the closest I’ve come … Continue Reading Dear White People, Shut Up and Listen
By Ryan Rogers The beat goes on doesn’t it? Every couple of weeks we are shocked when a disaffected man slaughters large numbers of people. It happens so often that … Continue Reading The Heartbeat of Tragedy
What: Iowa S 2106: Background check repeal and permitless carry Who: Iowa Senate Judiciary Room 22 When: Today at 2:00 pm How: Find and contact Senate Judiciary members or call 515-281-3371 … Continue Reading URGENT: Iowa Senate to Vote on Repeal of Gun Permit Requirements
This weekend will mark the anniversary of the historic Women’s March of 2017. And they’re inviting everyone back to the Iowa State Capitol this Saturday, January 20th, starting at 11:30 AM, to … Continue Reading Women’s March Returns to Roar Even Louder in 2018
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is holding a public hearing about the new Voter ID (voter suppression) law passed by Iowa House Republicans and Iowa Senate Republicans. Pate’s office did not publish information … Continue Reading Call to Action: Voter ID Hearing; Speak Out!
by Jason Frerichs The hits just seem to keep coming regarding the Trump administration’s callous treatment of immigrants from Central America. Many of these immigrants are trying to … Continue Reading US Interventions Have Destabilized Central America
It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we announce the passing of a member of our PVI family. Scott Galindez was a fiery activist, advocate, and journalist … Continue Reading In Memoriam: Progressive Activist and Journalist, Scott Galindez
Well friends, I wish I had happy news to report on this. I wish I could say that the good guys won and the women of southeast Iowa didn’t have to endure insurance copays, long waits to see new doctors, and could get birth control and reproductive health services as needed. That they could get all of the help they needed in one convenient, secure, and supportive place. Nope.
by Tom Brantseg At 5:15 am on Monday morning, five sleepy socialists piled into a car in Ames and headed off for some direct action in support of Fight For … Continue Reading LTE: Bread, Roses, and Burgers: Fighting for 15 in Des Moines
The nation is still reeling from the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last week as well as the fall out. We live in an unprecedented time when Nazis … Continue Reading With Candles, Not Torches
By Crystal Defatte Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics … Continue Reading Let’s Stop Pretending We Aren’t Relieved To Be White
by Jason Frerichs The election of Donald Trump has inspired “safe spaces” for Nazis all over the United States. On August 12th, 2017, we are seeing Nazis throwing canisters of … Continue Reading Hey Trump Supporters, You Built That
by Jason Frerichs Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) said: “There will be no litmus tests for candidates as Democrats seek to find a winning roster to regain the House majority … Continue Reading Women’s Rights are Human Rights
Industria de la limpieza (hogares, hoteles y oficinas) En la última entrega hablamos acerca del robo de salario en la industria de la construcción y las distintas maneras en cómo … Continue Reading Explotación silenciosa: robo de salario en Iowa (parte 3 de 5)
I decided to share my personal story with everyone rather than sharing the history of the conflict because I am a firm believer that stories can make a difference and … Continue Reading LTE: My Story with the Israeli Occupation