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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

There are now anti–tax dodging groups in the US, UK, France, Switzerland, Sudan, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. While the movement grows abroad, it's also getting more serious within the US.

March 23, 2011

Paul Krugman called it “The War on Elizabeth Warren.” Yves Smith wrote about “The Elizabeth Warren Rorschach Test.” There's no doubt that the insightful Harvard professor turned administration official, tapped first to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel into the bank bailouts, drives conservatives a little wild.

March 22, 2011

Hard-working Americans are losing their homes and paying their taxes while corporate executives walk away with billions. The system has got to change.

March 22, 2011

After the success of recent actions, the next step for the grassroots activism group is to actively diversify the classes, races and nationalities involved in the movement.

March 21, 2011

Obama asks for Brazil’s help in solving US domestic problems, but offers little in return.

March 21, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got the legislature to do his bidding. But there is a third branch of government, and the judges aren’t buying what Walker’s selling.

March 19, 2011

The multibillion-dollar corporations pay lower tax rates than you do, and US Uncut is going to hold them accountable.

March 18, 2011

Last week GRITtv spoke to Dave Lindorff about Raymond Davis, the CIA employee held in Pakistan, accused of shooting two Pakistani civilians. Davis has been released after a reported $2.3 million was paid to the families of the victims. Davis is free, his secrets protected.

March 17, 2011

A helpful guide to the anti-tax dodging group US Uncut.

March 17, 2011

Protests met the arrival of Wisconsin state Senators in Washington, there to collect checks from corporate lobbyists.

March 17, 2011