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After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after

Our political leaders are doing everything they can to fortify class inequality.

The unilateralist regime had met its match, at least on one issue.

Third-quarter GDP grew by 8.2 percent, October unemployment dropped to 6 percent, manufacturing orders are soaring, the stock market is up--as are profits, the value of stock options and CEO sala

It was as though US and Brazilian trade negotiators feared that if they spent one more minute in Miami, the fragile image of harmony they have struggled to project would shatter into a million p

The final FTAA declaration essentially lays out a road map for a free-trade non-agreement.

Media reports out of the Miami trade talks this week will no doubt
feature images of our carrot-topped lead negotiator, Robert Zoellick,
locked in toothy handshakes with Latin American counterp

Instead of blaming globalization for our economic ills, why not take it
over?

Click here for more information on the Institute for Policy Studies.

Click here to read Manuel Pastor and Tony LoPresti's report on the anti-FTAA organizing campaign in Miami.

Blogs

With a pitch-perfect emblem of guilded-age greed as his opponent, and private equity in the spotlight, why isn't Obama much farther ahead in the polls?

July 16, 2012

Tom Morello marks Guthrie’s 100th by restoring the left-wing verses of his most famous song.

July 13, 2012

Alice McAfee, a janitor for thirty years in Houston, talks about her work and the latest developments in the citywide strike.

July 13, 2012

Bernie Sanders is right: The US Olympic Committee's decision to have uniforms manufactured outside the United States is “symbolic of a disastrous trade policy.”

July 12, 2012

The Federal Reserve should issue a limited-use credit card to every adult.

July 10, 2012

Democrats are trying to break the anti-tax absolutism of the GOP and claim a mandate on reform after the elections.

July 9, 2012

The British banking scandal reveals just how much the world of finance needs an overhaul.

July 9, 2012

The economy has settled into a slow growth pattern after some strong gains earlier this year, and a true recovery remains elusive. 

July 6, 2012

Sister Simone Campbell talks about the Nuns on the Bus and their work to address poverty in America.

July 6, 2012

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012