WIN Week In Review January 4-6, 2008
By Doug Cunningham
Workers and their unions worked hard supporting Democratic presidential candidates in the Iowa caucuses this week, where Senator Barack Obama grabbed a dramatic win. Dennis Williams, Director of UAW Region 4, is thrilled by Obama’s victory.
[Williams]: “This is huge for Barack Obama. I think it says to our country – we want change. Were tired of the status quo. Barack Obama has a history of working for working men and women of this country. So I don’t think there’s any doubt in my mind at least that Barack will be a friend of working men and women and organized labor. he will champion workin’ people’s causes. And We need that in this country.”
From the subprime mortgage crisis to toxic toys to kids without health care to—yes, brace yourself—even Paris Hilton, the Drum Major Institute’s (DMI‘s) 2007 Injustice Index paints quite a picture of the nation in 2007.
The Injustice Index is part of a great year-in-review piece by the nonpartisan progressive think tank. DMI takes a look at the best and worst policy decisions of 2007, offers a progressive’s reading list and shines a light on the year’s actions by several right-wing organizations from the Cato Institute to the Heritage Foundation.