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Ella Baker

Advocates for deep changes to our economic and political systems are turning to earlier movements for inspiration.

Janet Yellen

But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

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. 

Blogs

Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez travels to Congress and asks Jamie Dimon one simple question.

June 22, 2012

That CEOs make better presidents has been Romney’s mantra, but a quick look at history says otherwise.

June 21, 2012

The Greek election has brought the same old politicans back to power and neo-Nazi Golden Dawn into parliament.

June 20, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

The Republicans are traveling the country to pitch their austerity schemes. But a busload of nuns are calling them out.

June 17, 2012

 The Senate Banking Committee has close ties to JPMorgan Chase, the very institution it is supposed to regulate. 

June 15, 2012

Even as we snicker at Europe’s misfortunes, the continent has a unique opportunity to become a truly united state.

June 15, 2012

Since January 2011, Ohio has thrown 70,000 poor people—including 40,000 children—off of cash assistance. 

June 15, 2012

The latest election spat holds an important clue about who has real solutions for the stagnant recovery.

June 11, 2012

Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.

June 8, 2012