Not All IDEAS are Good Ideas: Labor and the Community Turn Defeat into Victory in the Struggle Against IDEA Charter Schools in Austin

This article was written by SOCM Social Justice Committee (SJC) Co-Chair Travis Donoho. Before moving to Knoxville last year, he worked as an organizer for the teachers union Education Austin (in Austin, Texas). Here he tells the story of his union’s successful campaign to stop the charter takeover of a…

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Mt. Pleasant Spring Recap 2013

SOCM members in the Maury County Chapter continue their campaign for clean water and affordable utility bills in the town of Mt. Pleasant. Since SOCM members and Mt. Pleasant residents presented 100+ official water quality complaint forms to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) during a Valentine’s Day…

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Survey Shows “Political Divide” on Energy Issues is a Myth, Americans Can Work Together to Reach Cleaner Energy Future

Knoxville, Tenn.- Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree that the United States should move away from its reliance on dirty energy sources that foul the air and water and toward a future that makes greater use of clean energy sources, according to a major new ORC International survey conducted for the…

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