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Watch for William Greider's forthcoming book The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, due in bookstores in early September. Click here for info on the book and original reflections and riffs from Greider.

In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken
continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for
themselves.

In the final days of Rudy Giuliani's term as mayor of New York, three
months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically
wired project to build twenty-five multimillion-dollar

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

Unocal's pipeline in Burma becomes a test case in corporate responsibility.

It threatens the United States--and the world.

How to "privatize" a country and make millions.

The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage.
Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with
cheap imports.

Blogs

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

In a 4-3 party line decision, the state Supreme Court sided with Governor Walker, clearing the way for massive cuts to collective bargaining rights.

June 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011

 This week, we ask: how would you change American capitalism? Plus, week 2 of WikiLeaks Haiti coverage.

June 10, 2011

The two activist groups are getting the band back together to pull off another attention-grabbing mission: a fact-finding hunt in the Cayman Islands to expose the tax dodging ways of US corporations.

June 10, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's allies are pointing fingers of blame at one another as a scheme to run fraudulent candidates comes to light.

June 9, 2011

A new law requires the Feds to limit “swipe fees”—sums that banks charge retailers when a customer uses a debit or credit card at their store. Will consumers benefit from this?

June 9, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that civil rights and fairness depend on access to stable housing.

June 9, 2011

The Obama Administration seems determined to push Elizabeth Warren out the door at the very moment it needs her the most.

June 9, 2011

“We can’t simply build the power of any political party or any candidate. For too long we’ve been left after the election holding a canceled check and asking someone to pay attention to us. No more! No more!"

June 8, 2011