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(Photo by Lynne Graves/Sojourner Truth Memorial - Florence, CC BY-NC 2.0)

No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.

Gaza City

The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.

Cablevision Protest

After a three-and-a-half-year struggle, workers in Cablevision’s first unionized shop finally win a contract.

Shanghai Tower

From new “silk roads” to 40,000 miles of high-speed rail, China is poised to dominate the global economy in the twenty-first century.

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

Bruce Rauner

When a millionaire governor decrees austerity, it’s time for the left to step up.

Tonto National Forest

A giant Anglo-Australian mining company is getting the rights to a huge copper reserve—and we don’t know what American taxpayers are getting in return.

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.

Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.

He may be leading us toward economic catastrophe.

Blogs

Workers want full-time jobs and a living wage, not a publicity stunt.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

President Michelle Bachelet is rolling back the legislative legacy of Pinochet.

February 23, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015