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Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

David Rolf

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

The retail giant acknowledges that a “thorough review” is under way and vows “appropriate action” if violations are discovered.

Blogs

Here in the US all we seem to hear about is deficits and debt. Yet even the countries that hold a lot of our debt are concerned for our lack of investment at home.

April 20, 2011

We are in a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis, and activism groups like US Uncut have taken to the streets to help change this dialogue.

April 20, 2011

The Shock Doctrine is at play in Michigan where budget cuts and fiscal chaos are exploited by Gov. Rick Snyder, who has sent his henchmen into communities to do his dirty work.

April 20, 2011

Is there a journalism school somewhere that teaches up-and-comers to put stories into little boxes? Half our job in independent media, it seems to me, is putting the connections back.

April 19, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the GOP's reaction to the S&P's lowering of its outlook on the US federal debt.

April 19, 2011

Why does President Obama continue to let Republicans define the terms of the budget debate?

April 19, 2011

Democrat strategists say that the deficit fight is good for Obama. But by conceding that debt is the biggest problem facing the country, the president is undermining the case for the government's role in boosting the economy.

April 19, 2011

Environmental groups and US Uncut rally in Washington to demand that President Obama stand up to Big Polluters like BP and start making them pay their fair share. 

April 19, 2011

Unlike Paul Ryan and “deficit hawk” pretenders, Kentucky Republican says Pentagon bloat must be addressed in any serious budget debate.

April 19, 2011

Today is Tax Day in the US, and that's almost universally greeted with groans and complaints. That tax word's been so effectively demonized that it may be there's no coming back. Is it time for a new word?

April 18, 2011