Anti-Trump Protest in Des Moines on Friday

Demonstrators will gather at Java Joe’s coffee house to protest GOP candidate Donald Trump’s scheduled “Morning Joe” TV appearance in Des Moines on January 15. Activists from American Friends Service Committee, Des Moines for Palestine and other groups are staging a rally to publicly condemn Trump’s “racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rants.” Critics say the candidate’s “abusive […]

Iowa City to Host First Black Workers’ Conference

The Iowa City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is hosting its first ever Black Workers’ Conference on Jan. 16 to “bring together black workers active in their unions or communities.” Union members and area workers in the Hawkeye State are invited to the conference at the ICFL Hall on 940 S. Gilbert Court in Iowa City […]

Angela Davis to ‘INSPIRE’ at Fall Fundraiser

Dr. Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker at the Chrysalis Foundation’s 2016 INSPIRED fundraiser in Des Moines on September 29. The Chrysalis Foundation was founded in 1989 by social activist Louise Rosenfield Noun, Senator Elaine Szymoniak and attorney Barbara Barrett to “provide Iowa women and girls leadership skills, educational and economic opportunities, and a […]

Autumn Steele Remembered in Burlington

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the police shooting of 34-year-old Autumn Steele, demonstrators gathered outside the Burlington Police Department on January 6. The “Justice for Autumn Steele-One Year Later” rally has been promoted by organizers as “A Walk through Burlington to Remember Autumn on the Day Burlington Iowa Cop Jess Hill Took Her Life.” […]

Democratic Liberty Caucus Endorses Lloyd Kelso for President

The Democratic Liberty Caucus endorses North Carolina-born attorney Lloyd Kelso as their 2016 candidate for president. The DLC originally planned to host a series of presidential debates in seven cities, including one in Des Moines. The DLC then cancelled the remaining debates to endorse Kelso with their “full support.” The decision was passed in November […]

Letter To The Editor: Hop off the Hillary Bus, and board the Bernie train back to reality

It’s been fun, the past 6 or so months, watching the GOP fall apart and pick itself back up again. Extreme candidates with extreme views made for interesting coffee talks, but as time is ticking down to the all important caucuses here in Iowa, I see the same mistakes being made in my party, the […]