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Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Blogs

Activists say they will begin the process of booting anti-labor Republican Scott Walker. But the governor and his allies are putting pressure on the board that oversees elections.

October 11, 2011

The No. 2 Republican in the House rose to power on the strength of the Tea Party phenomenon, which parlayed divisiveness into big political advances in 2010. Now, he attacks “Occupy Wall Street” for dividing Americans against Americans.

October 8, 2011

Thousands of people gathered at Foley Square in New York City, including many prominent unions, to demand an end to the bailout of Wall Street and a beginning to the bailing out of the American people.

October 5, 2011

A movement once dismissed is now embraced by Teamsters, MoveOn, key Democrats and even Ron Paul. Obama? Not so much.

October 5, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Two days ago, postal workers staged nearly 500 rallies throughout the nation to protest newly-proposed Republican legislation—which, if passed, would gut services and cut up to 120,000 jobs.

September 29, 2011