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The collapse of the WTO talks in Cancún is in fact a profoundly
hopeful turn of events. The developing nations have found their
voice--and power.

Two questions will dominate the 2004 presidential campaign: how to make
the United States secure in an age of terror, and how to get the economy
to work for all Americans. George W.

A transformation of Wall Street's core values is possible, using financial tools.

In 'the other' Cancún, tourist-industry workers live in poverty and squalor.

Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get
it back.

Activists say no to corporate giveaways.

On a frigid morning in Washington, DC, two boys about 13 or 14 come to
the driveway of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where the day's meager
food offerings are displayed.

Blogs

Governor Scott Walker appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed that his assault on public employees and public-school teachers, public services and public education was a “progressive” policy. Wisconsinites don’t accept that definition, and never have.

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut issued a hoax press release stating that the ocmpany intended to donate its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury. GE was not amused.

April 14, 2011

The Walker Way: Collect campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers and other billionaires. Get elected. Carry out Koch Brothers agenda.
 

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut were the groups behind a prank that falsely stated GE announced plans to return $3.2 billion that it received as a tax refund to the federal government as a gift.

April 13, 2011

Paul Mason of the BBC called them “the graduates with no future.” They've been at the center of protest movements around the world, from Tunisia to Wisconsin.

April 13, 2011

Sort of FDR. Sort of Reagan. The president rejects privatization of Social Security. But he's for austerity and broad cuts. And he admits that what he proposes in his much anticipated budget address may not even be thr outline of what eventually happens.

April 13, 2011

Though short on specifics, President Obama's speech on the deficit today defended progressive governance and blasted the GOP's plan to gut the country's social safety net.

April 13, 2011

The Walker Way: Take a lot of campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers. Gt elected. Carry out the Koch Brothers agenda. Turn down $810 million in federal transportation funding. Then you give tax breaks to your campaign donors. Then claim there is a budget crisis that must be addressd immediately. Then you use it as an excuse to break unions, consolidate power and sell off public assets to your political pals. Then all hell breaks loose.

April 13, 2011

Grammy-nominated recording artist Moby has joined forces with MoveOn.org to put together a video supporting budget hunger strikes.

April 13, 2011

The president's speech will be the clearest indication on whether he is going to give Wall Street what it really wants—so-called "entitlement reforms."

April 12, 2011