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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.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

Wendy Kopp

Even the organization’s own recruits are uncomfortable with its explosive growth.

Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Blogs

California voters should pass Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adults.

October 27, 2010

Students discover the healing powers of music in Canada's poorest neighourbood

October 26, 2010

The Chamber of Commerce and other big business groups are lobbying the US Securities and Exchange Commission to change the rules, allowing corporations more control over the voting system by which shareholders can express their opinions.

October 20, 2010

Fighting for the labor rights of undocumented workers will improve the working conditions for all Americans, argues Isabel Macdonald in the Guardian.

October 19, 2010

According to a review just published in the Los Angeles Times, Scheers new book breaks down the economic policy decisions that created the financial crisis, and calls out the men who made them.

October 18, 2010

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers signed a historic agreement between farmworkers and a major grower.

October 18, 2010

Progressives must ensure that Elizabeth Warren can continue her crucial work—whether or not the Republicans win in November.

October 12, 2010

In an exclusive, two-part debate between Lou Dobbs and The Nation's Isabel Macdonald on MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell declares Dobbs on trial for hypocrisy in the court of public opinion.

October 8, 2010

The Nation's Isabel Macdonald says that the millions of undocumented workers in this country cannot seek economic and social justice until they feel safe coming out of the shadows of the US economy.

October 8, 2010

The recession’s legacy will be an unprecedentedly imbalanced, winner-takes-all economy.

October 8, 2010