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Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

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Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

Blogs

Progressives worry that Obama is being "coy" about the authority he has handed the consumer champion. They're right to worry, and to keep the pressure on.

September 17, 2010

The massive job losses between 2008 and 2009 were surely the biggest factor in the record poverty numbers the Census just reported. But those harrowing months were neither the beginning nor the end of the problem.

September 17, 2010

Fifteen million Americans are unemployed. Poverty is up. One in four homes is under water. It's time for a serious debate on the nation's economic direction.

September 16, 2010

In different ways, both the neocons and the unions are demanding that the Obama administration take strong action to punish, isolate and sanction China.

September 15, 2010

While no one said that reforming Wall Street would be easy for President Obama, the big-money backlash against his proposals has been surprisingly swift and screechy.

September 9, 2010

Solid progressive Senators like Russ Feingold, the sole Senate vote against the Patriot Act, are feeling the lash this election cycle because of misplaced anger from the Tea Partyers and Republicans decrying "big government" while enjoying cash from big business.

September 8, 2010

Unions are in trouble. But if only we'd listened to them more often in the past, America wouldn't be in the predicament it's in now.

September 1, 2010