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Americans know all the details of the John Edwards affair. But they remain in the dark about a scandal that affects the livelihoods of millions. Who orchestrated the fall of Bear Stearns?

The architects of America's disfunctional financial system allowed Wall Street gamble with our retirement savings--and now they appear to have lost it.

Domestic workers in America are among the most economically exploited and vulnerable to abuse by their employers.

More information about our extremely unequal world--and to help advance the struggle for a more equal future (web only).

Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it's our turn.

Will Obama's presidential candidacy signal a change for impoverished African-Americans?

Top dogs and underdogs brush shoulders in Manhattan.

Today's elite spend on a grand scale while pretending to be "just folks."

In this age of inequality, the wealth that should be shared by all Americans trickle up to the rich.

Corporate America spends millions lobbying to win permanent most favored nation (MFN) trade status for China, with its vast market and dirt-cheap labor force.

Blogs

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

A new project by NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, invites a reconsideration of a duty to the poor.

April 19, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012