News and Features
Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy.
The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?
By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.
German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.
A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.
Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.
A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back.
In the carbon wars, big oil is winning.
This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.
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