A Proposal: House Republicans today blocked an effort to extend federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, making a lapse in benefits all but certain when they expire at the end of the month. Democratic leaders could bring the bill back to the floor. Sign the petition here http://bit.ly/bpuI2H to tell Congress to maintain UI for long-term jobless workers.
And there is the option to hit the streets massively, call for a poor people march and assembly. Make it as big and as widespread as the anti-war movement and form alliances with all direct action organizations and labor unions as possible. If France and England can do it, we can too.