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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.

With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around
trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food.
George W.

Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
American politics.

"Our job is to make sure that the labor movement talks about how the militarization of US foreign policy hurts workers at home."

Blogs

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012

This Dr. King Day, it’s worth remembering that three years ago, a chorus of voices called on the administration to disperse stimulus funds with a view specifically to racial justice. The Kirwan Institute, the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union and others urged the administration to build justice goals into the recovery—not so as to exclude anyone but because racial (and gender) injustice had made the crisis possible. 

January 16, 2012

Dr. King died while organizing on behalf of labor rights in the public sector. He would be horrified by the rise of anti-labor policies—especially proposals for so-called “right-to-work” laws.

January 16, 2012

This week, a new series on poverty. Plus, Mitt Romney's extreminst pinstripes and congratulations to Nation columnist Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC's newest host.

January 13, 2012

That Romney laid off workers should not be treated as a bad thing. That Romney opposes a social safety net for the workers he laid off should. 

January 13, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 13, 2012

What the latest brain research says about kids and poverty, and what the brainless GOP says.

January 12, 2012

Facing a recall threat, Wisconsin's governor is aggressively raising money... in Austin. With a $250,000 check from the guy who funded “Swift Boat” ads, and more from Rick Perry’s inner circle, Walker’s trolling in Texas.

January 12, 2012

Does Santorum represent a branch of conservatism that supports working Americans? Or is his populism all talk? John Nichols and Ben Adler debate.

January 9, 2012

How can we stop money from running our elections?

January 9, 2012