For decades, West Virginia has been at the forefront of labor activism in the United States. As the state's teachers continue their historic strike, which has shut down every single West Virginia school, we look at the history of the labor activism in the Mountain State. We speak with Jay O'Neal, a middle school teacher and a union activist in Charleston, West Virginia. And we speak with Mike Elk, senior labor reporter at Payday Report. His most recent piece is titled "West Virginia Teachers' Strike Fever Starting to Spread to Other States."
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Civil Rights Leader Who Desegregated University of Georgia Discusses Student-Led Movements of 1960s and Today
As a student-led movement for gun control sweeps the country, we look back at a key moment in another historic student movement: desegregation. On January 9, 1961, African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes walked onto the campus of the University of Georgia to register for classes, as a howling mob of white students screamed racial epithets at them. It was a pivotal moment in the African American student-led movement to desegregate America's public high schools and universities.
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Students at Loyola University in Chicago are protesting the racial profiling and assault of two students of color by campus police following a demonstration on February 24 -- and demanding that the university be held accountable for the actions of its officers and the climate that led to the brutality.
The Shooting At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School In Parkland Florida
Paul Craig Roberts
In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school and opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people. This comes as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill today after a one-week vacation. Congress is facing massive pressure to pass gun control measures amid the rise of an unprecedented youth movement, led by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who survived the mass shooting.