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Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Blogs

The Occupy Wall Street movement is simultaneously a cutting-edge online force to be reckoned with and an old-fashioned community. 

October 20, 2011

As the movement to repeal Governor John Kasich's anti-union legislation gains ground, Republican out-of-state groups are flocking to Ohio to implement campaigns in support of the law—and Liz Cheney herself is leading the charge.

October 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch meets his stockholders Friday amidst rising scrutiny from investors—and perhaps from the Justice Department.

October 19, 2011

 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011

The former vice president's daughter leads a group that is pouring money into Ohio, hoping to prevent voters from overturning Governor John Kasich’s anti-labor legislation.

October 18, 2011

This past week, we continue to bring you the latest on Occupy Wall Street, including Saturday’s global day of action. Plus, the latest Nation Conversation on Hacktivism and Social Change. And a hat tip to our friends at the Hillman Foundation, who launched a new blog, Clear it With Sidney.

October 17, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011

America is not broke. But it has broken priorities. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has the right fix: save trillions, put Americans back to work and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. How? End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax millionaires, negotiate Medicare drug prices.
 

October 15, 2011

Mayor Mike ordered protesters to leave Liberty Park for scheduled cleaning. The activists refused, and the company that owns the park canceled the order.

October 14, 2011