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Watch for William Greider's forthcoming book The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, due in bookstores in early September. Click here for info on the book and original reflections and riffs from Greider.

In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken
continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for
themselves.

In the final days of Rudy Giuliani's term as mayor of New York, three
months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically
wired project to build twenty-five multimillion-dollar

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

Unocal's pipeline in Burma becomes a test case in corporate responsibility.

It threatens the United States--and the world.

How to "privatize" a country and make millions.

The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage.
Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with
cheap imports.

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Activists say they will begin the process of booting anti-labor Republican Scott Walker. But the governor and his allies are putting pressure on the board that oversees elections.

October 11, 2011

The No. 2 Republican in the House rose to power on the strength of the Tea Party phenomenon, which parlayed divisiveness into big political advances in 2010. Now, he attacks “Occupy Wall Street” for dividing Americans against Americans.

October 8, 2011

Thousands of people gathered at Foley Square in New York City, including many prominent unions, to demand an end to the bailout of Wall Street and a beginning to the bailing out of the American people.

October 5, 2011

A movement once dismissed is now embraced by Teamsters, MoveOn, key Democrats and even Ron Paul. Obama? Not so much.

October 5, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Two days ago, postal workers staged nearly 500 rallies throughout the nation to protest newly-proposed Republican legislation—which, if passed, would gut services and cut up to 120,000 jobs.

September 29, 2011