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Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

JP Morgan elevators

This time it’s securities bundled from rentals, rather than mortgages.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Demonstrators participating in the Poor People's March in Washington D.C.

Being poor in the United States has rarely meant anything so simple as having too little money.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Blogs

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011

How bad will the supercommittee’s failure be for America?

November 23, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

 A sneaky resignation might shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

November 22, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

The supercommittee has failed, and a deep partisan divide over how the federal government should function persists.

November 21, 2011

Determination and creativity have been Occupy Wall Street's formula for success.

November 21, 2011

A mass rally in Madison and grassroorts activism across the state of Wisconsin confirm that the movement to remove a governor is growing more rapidly than anyone expected.

November 20, 2011

President Obama’s delay of two major clean air rules has enraged environmentalists

November 17, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011