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Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Blogs

This past week, we continue to bring you the latest on Occupy Wall Street, including Saturday’s global day of action. Plus, the latest Nation Conversation on Hacktivism and Social Change. And a hat tip to our friends at the Hillman Foundation, who launched a new blog, Clear it With Sidney.

October 17, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011

America is not broke. But it has broken priorities. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has the right fix: save trillions, put Americans back to work and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. How? End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax millionaires, negotiate Medicare drug prices.
 

October 15, 2011

Mayor Mike ordered protesters to leave Liberty Park for scheduled cleaning. The activists refused, and the company that owns the park canceled the order.

October 14, 2011

There's speculation that the mayor will try to clear Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement is centered. Here's how New York’s labor and economic justice party proposes to assure that doesn’t happen.

October 13, 2011

From Salem to Salt Lake City, Occupy Wall Street is gathering energy and bursting outward.

October 13, 2011

Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Republicans successfully killed the American Jobs Act in the Senate—and the unemployed shouldn’t expect help anytime soon. 

October 12, 2011

Anti-labor governor could be the first prominent politician displaced by a new anticorporate movement.

October 11, 2011