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Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

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.

Blogs

Katrina and Myron Kandel chat about Obama's successes and failures, important congressional races and much more.

September 28, 2012

Before welfare reform there was the Work First program in Mississippi. It was a distaster for the poor then, just as welfare reform is a disaster for the poor today.

September 28, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

Score another victory for resistance. After thirty-one workers sued his acclaimed restaurant Del Posto, celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to a $1.15 million settlement.

September 27, 2012

Commissioner Roger Goodell echoes the anti-labor rhetoric of Mitt Romney and Scott Walker.

September 26, 2012

The man who owes his GOP nomination to billionaires and Super PACs wants to prevent teachers from pooling small donations to have a voice in politics.

September 26, 2012

Forty-six million Americans remain in poverty, but our presidential candidates only want to talk about the middle class.

September 25, 2012

The Inclusive Prosperity Tax would increase revenue for social services Americans need the most. 

September 25, 2012

In anticipation of another major protest against the government's looming plans for more austerity measures, police seal off the Spanish Parliament.

September 25, 2012

In anticipation of another major protest against the government’s looming plans for more austerity measures, police seal off the Spanish Parliament.

September 25, 2012