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The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

The latest installment in the battle over
privatization in Latin America.

Bus depots are one of many environmental culprits that contribute to health problems in poor communities of color.

It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial
aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession.
Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu

The movement against corporate globalization has made impressive strides. Now it needs to think carefully about what it stands for.

Disabled people march on Washington to protest policies that keep them out of sight, out of mind.

In his memoir, Taking Liberties, Aryeh Neier emerges, almost
despite himself, as a fascinating man.

Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

Blogs

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015