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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.

The inside story of JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement

Tobacco Workers

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visited the tobacco fields of North Carolina. What she saw there should concern all Americans.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Blogs

As Governor Scott Walker closes the Capitol to protesters, Assembly Democrats move out of the building to be accessible to constituents.

March 3, 2011

The banks are back! They’re paying out bonuses and raking in profits, we hear. But just how did they bounce back so fast? Let’s take Bank of America—they’re testing a new “fee structure” for formerly-free checking, adding $6 to $25 to their take of your money each month.

March 2, 2011

The United States Student Association is organizing nationwide resistence to a House vote to cut the Pell Grant and TRIO programs.

March 2, 2011

Top lawman refuses to help Governor Walker deny access to the state Capitol, as protests against assaults on labor rights continue.

March 2, 2011

Johann Hari joins US Uncut's Ryan Clayton to talk about the wave anti-austerity activism in Europe that is now spreading to the US.

March 1, 2011

Scott Walker's budget is expected, among other things, to be a huge blow to the public education system in the state.

March 1, 2011

Wisconsin's struggle is about more than unions, it's part of a larger campaign against he foundations of the American middle class.

March 1, 2011

Governor Scott Walker is now trying to restrict access to the state Capitol for critics of his attack on public-employee unions.

February 28, 2011

As Democrats and Republicans hammer out a temporary deal to prevent a government shutdown, GOP presidential candidates are cheering the doomsday scenario.

February 28, 2011

Historic rally in Madison draws union member, farmers and small-business owners to protest assault on collective bargaining. Tens of thousands rally nationwide on Saturday.

February 27, 2011