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Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.


Marc Cooper's July 24/31 "Where's Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?"
provoked a storm of controversy from Honolulu to Brooklyn.

There was a time when the very word "Teamsters" evoked some pretty dark images: a bloated and notoriously corrupt union president, carried into the Teamsters convention on a gilded sedan chair by

On the final day of the Seattle demonstrations this past December, Peter Jennings of ABC's World News Tonight introduced the story with a sly aside: "The thousands of demonstrators will go

The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

The United States never held a large number of direct colonies, a fact that has prompted many political leaders to declare it the great exception to colonialism.

After the House passed President Clinton's China trade bill, Richard
Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, issued a threat: "The 163
Republicans and 73 Democrats that voted for China trade yeste

Jeremy Rifkin wants to rock the world of the jaded reader: He predicts that we're entering a completely new--the final--stage of capitalism.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Blogs

The Walker Way: Take a lot of campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers. Gt elected. Carry out the Koch Brothers agenda. Turn down $810 million in federal transportation funding. Then you give tax breaks to your campaign donors. Then claim there is a budget crisis that must be addressd immediately. Then you use it as an excuse to break unions, consolidate power and sell off public assets to your political pals. Then all hell breaks loose.

April 13, 2011

Grammy-nominated recording artist Moby has joined forces with MoveOn.org to put together a video supporting budget hunger strikes.

April 13, 2011

The president's speech will be the clearest indication on whether he is going to give Wall Street what it really wants—so-called "entitlement reforms."

April 12, 2011

On Tuesday, April 12, people in more than 35 countries, as well as Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City and dozens of other cities throughout the United States, will participate in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

April 12, 2011

Deficit hawks across the political spectrum and the tea partiers claim America is broke. It isn't. We can deal with our debt by taxing extreme concentrations of wealth.

April 12, 2011

One of Governor Scott Walker's oldest political allies and top donors, a rail executive whose firm recently got big bucks from the state, is indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to Walker.

April 12, 2011

The new budget agreement disproportionally harms lower-income and middle-class Americans while asking no sacrifice from the rich and powerful.

April 12, 2011

Several DC leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, were arrested during a budget cut protest outside the Capitol on Monday.

 

April 12, 2011

Fourteen percent of Speaker Boehner’s constituents live below the federal poverty line of $22,400 per year for a family of four. His budget targets these vulnerable people.

April 11, 2011

The ink on the compromise that kept the government open—barely--isn't even dry and they're already talking about the next round of cuts in Washington.

April 11, 2011