Allison Kilkenny

Allison Kilkenny is the co-host of the progressive political podcast Citizen Radio (wearecitizenradio.com) and independent journalist who blogs at allisonkilkenny.com. Her work has appeared in The American Prospect, the L.A. Times, In These Times, Common Dreams, Truthout and the award-winning grassroots NYC newspaper The Indypendent.

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 3:02pm
Protesters Live in a Tent City to Oppose Post Office Closure
For two weeks, protesters have been living in a tent city outside a post office in Berkeley, California. The participants are staging the sleep-in to save the post office from closing, one of many closures facing post offices all across the country.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 11:36am
BART Strike: Another Instance of Media Portraying Workers as Greedy
When teachers in Chicago went on strike last year, their demands sounded very reasonable.
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Monday, June 24, 2013 - 2:14pm
'A Slow-Motion Train Wreck': The Real Consequences of the Sequester
The Republican-led House voted to eliminate $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending through 2022 during the much-publicized sequester, causing widespread pain and havoc through American communities, the effects of which we’re starting to see. In some cases, these cuts are literally stripping the clothes from children’s backs and taking food and shelter from the needy.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:36pm
Protesters Worldwide Rally to Support Whistleblower Edward Snowden
Immediately following the announcement that the source behind The Guardian ’s NSA spying revelations is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old NSA contractor, protesters around the world rallied to show support for the whistleblower.
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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:34pm
The Chicago Board of Education Votes This Week Whether to Shut Down Fifty-four Schools
Chicago is braced for a critical vote by the Board of Education this week to determine if fifty-four schools will be closed.
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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:28am
Global Elites May Finally Realize Austerity Isn't The Answer
In the past week, political officials and economic experts in several countries have indicated they believe austerity is not, and indeed never has been, the answer to pulling the world's economies out of recession. First, everyone found out Paul Ryan is super bad at math (shocker).
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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:22pm
The Global Austerity Resistance Continues
Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Spain and Greece this week in response to ongoing budget cuts and high unemployment.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 2:27pm
Strike Debt Declares Healthcare Emergency: It's a Matter of 'Life or Debt'
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:36am
Occupiers Arrive in Court Over a Year After Their Boston Encampment Was Raided
A common cause for grievance among some older activists of the sixties variety is that “the kids these days” don’t protest. They’re too apathetic and jaded. They’re too isolated and detached from community.
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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:30am
Thousands Are Expected to Protest Anti-Worker Legislation in Michigan
Large numbers of Michigan State Police officers have surrounded the Capitol this morning in anticipation of a day of protests in response to so-called right-to-work legislation currently being processed through the state Legislature.
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