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Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

George Packer

The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

Blogs

America is not broke. But it has broken priorities. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has the right fix: save trillions, put Americans back to work and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. How? End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax millionaires, negotiate Medicare drug prices.
 

October 15, 2011

Mayor Mike ordered protesters to leave Liberty Park for scheduled cleaning. The activists refused, and the company that owns the park canceled the order.

October 14, 2011

There's speculation that the mayor will try to clear Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement is centered. Here's how New York’s labor and economic justice party proposes to assure that doesn’t happen.

October 13, 2011

From Salem to Salt Lake City, Occupy Wall Street is gathering energy and bursting outward.

October 13, 2011

Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Republicans successfully killed the American Jobs Act in the Senate—and the unemployed shouldn’t expect help anytime soon. 

October 12, 2011

Anti-labor governor could be the first prominent politician displaced by a new anticorporate movement.

October 11, 2011

Republican presidential candidates initially attacked the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Now they say they understand their grievances, but it's nothing a tax cut won't fix. 

October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

As Occupy chapters open across the country, the trials and tribulations of protesters draw attention to the nation's disappearing rights.

October 11, 2011