A coalition of inmates in 10 of the state’s prisons are protesting brutal living conditions, lack of parole and not being paid for their labor.
Take a look at Truthdig's coverage of Monday's demonstration in Washington, D.C.
Organizers believe this year’s turnout, reflecting concerns about and defiance of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, will be the biggest in over a decade. Organizers believe this year’s turnout, reflecting concerns about and defiance of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, will be the biggest in over a decade.
Women around the world are protesting Wednesday for equal pay and on other crucial issues affecting their lives. Follow along with Truthdig for live updates on global activities.
The goal is to mobilize populations against the president, his antisocial policies and the “ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights.”
The strike, organized by the Fight for $15 collective, is the first of its kind since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. The nationwide action has inspired observers who see the workers' solidarity and commitment to their cause as a lesson for progressives facing an extreme right-wing administration.
Solidarity protests were held in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London and elsewhere in Europe and in the United States.
While activists fight for different causes, their forms of protest often are the same. We want to hear from you: Based on the week’s political news, what forms of protest are most likely to effect change?
The U.S. incarcerates the greatest number of people in the world, and most of them are expected to work inside the prisons that hold them, usually for well below minimum wage.
"This proves that when we stand together we can raise up working families, improve our communities and protect the American middle class," said the president of one of the unions involved.