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Marga Schoeller Bücherstube, one of Berlin’s many renowned independent bookstore

In Germany, fixed-price laws curtail the power of retail chains and help to sustain a vibrant literary culture.

Why does Amazon now have customers do the search chores it used to do for them, and in innovative ways?

Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon’s bank blew more than $2 billion, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer.

Wisconsin recall supporters

In the June 5 recall election to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and his cronies, grassroots activists are fighting millions in corporate cash.

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

When it comes to running Bank of America, shareholders don’t have much more influence than the demonstrators outside.

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

The men most responsible for the collapse of the American dream are heaped with honors at the highest levels of society.

Foreclosed home

It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.

Deepwater Horizon disaster

Gulf residents and cleanup workers continue to suffer serious health problems from the 2010 disaster, but the oil giant is not being held to account.

Blogs

Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.

September 6, 2013

A new report reveals that America’s highest-paid CEOs often do their jobs badly, leaving taxpayers to clean up the mess.

August 28, 2013

Nine fired workers and one current one were arrested at the end of a rally at which they gave Walmart a deadline to raise wages and reinstate fired workers.

August 22, 2013

As labor and civil rights groups demonstrate, watchdog groups seek federal and state inquiries.

August 8, 2013

In the wake of the news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, William Greider looks back on the paper’s glory days.

August 7, 2013

Port truckers in New Jersey and California are working with the Teamsters to organize—and they’re winning.

July 25, 2013

As the chances of Larry Summers being named Obama’s next chairman of the Federal Reserve increase, the media needs to question his previous statements—and women need to mobilize against the man who once said that men are smarter than they are.

July 24, 2013

Workers allege serious safety issues, and retaliation for exposing them.

July 24, 2013

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013