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Why are multibillionaires dictating how America teaches its youth, provides healthcare and collects taxes? 

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

A massive run on weak banks could destroy the euro economy. Only unlimited deposit insurance, backed by a strong central Treasury, can prevent the worst.

The American West in Flames

This is not a “perfect storm” but the new normal in the American west.

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Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

“If it is enacted, this bill will lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” says postal workers union.

July 26, 2013

Rightwingers are using Detroit's fiscal crisis—much like they did in New York in 1975—to undermine the social safety net.

July 21, 2013

Bankruptcy will dramatically alter Detroit's future. Yet, Michigan’s governor seeks it without consulting the voters.

July 18, 2013

Detroit voters opposed Michigan Governor Snyder 20-1, rejecting his agenda overwhelmingly. Now he has grabbed control of the city.

March 25, 2013

Democrats have an economic duty—and a political opportunity—to counter the House Budget with a robust growth agenda, which Americans favor across the spectrum.

March 21, 2013