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Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

Blogs

On The Ed Show, John Nichols says that an ad campaign by the Club for Growth is fueling the assault on Wisconsin workers.

February 22, 2011

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

Amid continued Republican and financial sector challenges, Elizabeth Warren reminds us that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's greatest strength is its independence.

February 22, 2011

Sure, Wisconsin has financial troubles. Just about every state does. Instead of addressing them in the same way the state traditionally has, however, the governor is using what he calls a “crisis” as an excuse to bust unions.

February 22, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Awkward? Wisconsin's governor claims he's gotten 19,000 e-mails, many of them supportive of his plan to bust public unions. Then more than 80,000 Wisconsinites attend the largest rally yet to oppose it..

February 20, 2011

“When we fight, we win. We fight in Montgomery, we win. We fight in Selma, we win,” the veteran of the civil rights struggle tells union members and their supporters. “We march in Madison, Wisconsin, we win.”

February 19, 2011

Wisconsin teachers, state, county and municipal employees, small business owners and students have employed the right to peaceably assembly and to petition for the redress of grievances. And this small-"d" democratic strategy is working. Legislators are slowing down the rush to enact anti-labor legislation. This is what democracy looks like. And this is what the founders meant when they wrote the First Amendment.

February 18, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011

“While students haven’t been the source of this protest, they have definitely been the soul of this protest.”

February 17, 2011