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Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.

Supporters of Silicon Valley Rising

In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic.

No—the Greek negotiators had to swallow some bitter pills, but they extracted crucial concessions from the troika.

Syriza and its allies responded to crisis in a way no one could have imagined. Will it work?

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Greece’s new finance minister has studied a huge, functioning economy in incredible detail already—through an online multiplayer videogame.

He may be leading us toward economic catastrophe.

A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

Blogs

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015

Activists manage to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday but the fight isn't over.

June 17, 2015

Celebrate the great charter of liberty by amending the US Constitution on behalf of democracy.

June 15, 2015

Obama’s usual allies recognized that America needs fair trade, not free trade. 

June 12, 2015

Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

From weak enforcement to a blank check for President Cruz, why Democrats are rebelling against trade promotion authority.

June 11, 2015