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Thousands of Philadelphians took to the street on MLK day to march for jobs, justice and education. Organized by a broad coalition of over two dozen community, faith and labor organizations, the march was part of the growing Black Lives Matter movement, connecting the dots between police brutality, poverty, and cuts to public education.

General Gordon Baker passed away on May 18 of this year, but his vision, strength, humility, and legacy will be with us and the world we aim to build for a long time. General Baker, or Gen as he was called, was born in Detroit in 1941 and he was a factory worker. He did back breaking work to build cars in the sprawling auto factories of Detroit, during the boom and bust of that industry in the 1960s and 70s into the 80s. But Gen was more than a factory worker, he was a leader and a visionary.
On November 11th, President Barack Obama released a powerful, unambiguous statement in support of reclassifying the internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. He also noted that mobile internet – on phone and tablet, as well as computer – should be protected under Title II.

Even as Philadelphia school year began amidst ongoing deficit concerns, school closures, and employee layoffs, few could have predicted that the School District of Philadelphia would take an even bigger hit. That hit came in the form of a sudden action from the School Reform Commission.

The People's Climate March brought Philadelphians from our city's many movements together under the banner of climate and economic justice. Hear the stories collected by MMP media organizing Zein Nakhoda alongside Alexa Ross, both of the Maypop Collective for Climate and Economic Justice.

The 2014-15 school year started out with a week of action by parents, students, and teachers demanding a quality education for all.  For closed captioning in english or spanish click here.

On September 15th, the last day that the Federal Communications Commission accepted public comments on Net Neutrality. The CAP Comcast campaign and Media Mobilizing Project, in collaboration with Free Press, held a rally against Comcast’s dominance over our right to communicate. Check here for a gallery of photos from the event.

UPDATED: Now with video. Philadelphia fast food workers have pledged to do what it takes to win “$15 and a union.” Over 50 workers have pledged their willingness to escalate action on Thursday, September 4th. They will be joined by fast food workers in over 150 cities. Hear the stories of why and find out how you can join them.