Connecticut activists target fracked gas

By CHRISTINE MARIE  Connecticut climate justice activists are calling for a statewide mobilization on Sept 17 at the site of a state government hearing preliminary to the issuance of air quality permits to a power plant to be sited on Towantic Hill in the rural town of Oxford. On that date, a call to action…

Tuition battle in Connecticut

By KORY YORKE and DANIEL ADAM WILLIMANTIC, Conn.— The students walked through an unfamiliar campus. Attempts by one of the more experienced marchers to start up chants were met with self-conscious and infrequent responses. They had travelled an hour by bus from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) to protest…

Local officials join crackdown on immigrants

By DANIEL ADAM HARTFORD—Josemaria Islas is facing deportation. A resident of New Haven, Conn., Islas was arrested last July 2 for attempted bicycle theft. There was absolutely no evidence for the charge. The accuser could not identify Islas, and never lost possession of his bike. Islas’ defense even produced evidence that he was at work and…

Update: Hutchinson for Congress

Close to a thousand people voted socialist in Connecticut’s congressional election in November. Socialist Action’s candidate in the state’s First District, Christopher Hutchinson, an art teacher, received 976 votes in a four-way race, including John Larson, the fourth-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. Five parties held lines on the ballot. John Larson received…

Chris Hutchinson Turns in Signatures to Get on the Ballot

Congressional Candidate Chris Hutchinson Announces Submission of over 5,744 Signatures Nominating him for November Ballot Status What: Press ConferenceWhere: North Steps of the State Capitol Building in Hartford, CTWhen: Wednesday, August 11th, 10:30am, 2010 On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 the Socialist Action campaign to elect Chris Hutchinson turned in the last of the roughly 5,744…

Socialist Action Candidate Needs Your Help!

Defend Free Speech! Complaints regarding the politics of the Socialist Action campaign to elect Chris Hutchinson to U.S. Congress have led administrators at Manchester Community College to require campaign volunteers on the MCC campus to sit behind a table while collecting signatures to put their candidate on the November ballot. Volunteers – including an MCC…

Vote Chris Hutchinson for Congress!

Socialist Action and YSA activist Chris Hutchinson is running for the U.S. Congress in Connecticut! Chris is running for office to encourage working people to begin taking political action in their own names and to build a massive fight-back against the corporate and government attacks we are enduring. He pledges to use his campaign to…