We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Philadelphia's schools' newest bright idea is to fire school nurses, leaving children and teachers on their own when accidents and illnesses strike. The nurses organized Occupy 440, and they meet at the Board of Education Building, 440 N. Broad, every Wednesday at 4pm. At yesterday's large gathering, a nurse told of being called by a principal in a nurse-less school and being asked to diagnose a child's rash from a cell phone photo. This is Third World stuff. Come join the nurses next Wednesday and every Wednesday at 4 until we can restore nurses in our schools.