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Great Railway Strike of 1886

Americans were furious at the inequalities of their country 200 years ago. Could they get as angry today?

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

The “Third Wave” of democracy in the Global South went hand in hand with the spread of policies that hobbled the fight for greater economic equality from the outset.

Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

American journalism has lost its crusader instinct. Here’s how to get it back.

US journalism needs investigative reporting, and these are great places to start.

Supporters of Silicon Valley Rising

In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic.

Graduation

The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.

Detroit skyline

The Detroit of wealthy enclaves and private guards looks nothing like the other Detroit, which is becoming more uninhabitable every day.

Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street isn’t repaying the favor.

Blogs

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

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

January 26, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015