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Richmond Progressive Alliance

In 2008, progressives won control of City Hall. Now, as elections loom, Chevron wants to take it back.

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Wendy's workers

We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country. 

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

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.


The independent senator from Vermont backs four amendments to make a tepid bill muscular enough to change the way Wall Street does business.

April 20, 2010

Beauty's in the eye of the beholder, especially, apparently, the beauty of bailouts.

April 20, 2010

Watch footage from the April 15 tea party rally in Washington, DC.

April 19, 2010

There is much to criticize about Dodd's bill. But pay-to-play Senator Mitch McConnell is just reading Wall Street talking points.

April 19, 2010

Exhibit A in why an independent consumer watchdog is needed, both for consumers and the global economy.

April 16, 2010

Bernie Sanders is right: Fraud charges against Goldman Sachs are to be applauded. But now Senate must pass real financial servives reform.

April 16, 2010

Labor's maverick leader, Andy Stern, stepping down will create a void in the labor movement at an awkward time. How do we unify labor post-Stern?

April 14, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on The Ed Show attacking the disparate income equality resulting from unfair tax cuts.

April 13, 2010

Al Jazeera English's "Fault Lines" program discovers creative models local communities are using to address unemployment.

April 12, 2010

The death toll of a devastating explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia has reached twenty-five.

April 9, 2010