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

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

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

Bringing back a strong and healthy labor movement is everybody’s job—but to do it, we’ll have to change our corporate and political models as well.

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.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

Wanggaard

In Wisconsin, a new bill is threatening to kill workers’ one day of rest.

A Nation investigation reveals how a group of hedge funders are about to get exactly what they paid for.

It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.

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This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 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

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015

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

April 14, 2015

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

April 14, 2015

Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015