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Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory’s political system too.

Why are multibillionaires dictating how America teaches its youth, provides healthcare and collects taxes? 

Oil rig

Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s poverty plan uses old tricks to make deep cuts.

Nurses Protest

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

Fast Food Protest

For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.

We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Bill Gates

Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Costco Warehouse

Costco has cultivated a sterling reputation, but labor activists describe horrors down the supply chain.

Blogs

Voting should have the power to begin the world over again.

January 28, 2015

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015