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Prayer after a whale hunt

An ice-choked ocean, tens of thousands of whales, no proven technology in case of emergency and a mission for oil: what could possibly go wrong?

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

(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.

Blogs

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015

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