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Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Dollar bill

A brilliant book has named the problem of our time. But will anything change?

Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

Blogs

Half a million people marched through London in opposition to the British government's austerity program. But is anyone listening?

March 26, 2011

Today marked US Uncut’s second big nationwide protest. Coast-to-coast, more than 40 cities joined in a day of action protesting the tax dodging practices of massive corporations.

March 26, 2011

US Uncut wants Americans to stop fighting each other and focus on the real enemy: billion-dollar corporate thieves dodging taxation.

March 25, 2011

The US Uncut movement is spreading across the country staging protests to make corporate tax dodgers pay up.

March 24, 2011

Republican fanatics are trying to take the country back to a time when workers had no rights.

March 24, 2011

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has successfully blocked the publication of Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor legislation for almost two weeks. Now, the courts are backing him up.

March 24, 2011

In a lot of the talk about attacks on labor, the focus has been on electoral politics and cash. But doing away with unions does away with one of the only forms of popular education we have. It's person-to-person education that will save us. Organizing. And we need the unions for that.

March 23, 2011

There are now anti–tax dodging groups in the US, UK, France, Switzerland, Sudan, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. While the movement grows abroad, it's also getting more serious within the US.

March 23, 2011

Paul Krugman called it “The War on Elizabeth Warren.” Yves Smith wrote about “The Elizabeth Warren Rorschach Test.” There's no doubt that the insightful Harvard professor turned administration official, tapped first to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel into the bank bailouts, drives conservatives a little wild.

March 22, 2011

Hard-working Americans are losing their homes and paying their taxes while corporate executives walk away with billions. The system has got to change.

March 22, 2011