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Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Blogs

Half a million people marched through London in opposition to the British government's austerity program. But is anyone listening?

March 26, 2011

Today marked US Uncut’s second big nationwide protest. Coast-to-coast, more than 40 cities joined in a day of action protesting the tax dodging practices of massive corporations.

March 26, 2011

US Uncut wants Americans to stop fighting each other and focus on the real enemy: billion-dollar corporate thieves dodging taxation.

March 25, 2011

The US Uncut movement is spreading across the country staging protests to make corporate tax dodgers pay up.

March 24, 2011

Republican fanatics are trying to take the country back to a time when workers had no rights.

March 24, 2011

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has successfully blocked the publication of Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor legislation for almost two weeks. Now, the courts are backing him up.

March 24, 2011

In a lot of the talk about attacks on labor, the focus has been on electoral politics and cash. But doing away with unions does away with one of the only forms of popular education we have. It's person-to-person education that will save us. Organizing. And we need the unions for that.

March 23, 2011

There are now anti–tax dodging groups in the US, UK, France, Switzerland, Sudan, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. While the movement grows abroad, it's also getting more serious within the US.

March 23, 2011

Paul Krugman called it “The War on Elizabeth Warren.” Yves Smith wrote about “The Elizabeth Warren Rorschach Test.” There's no doubt that the insightful Harvard professor turned administration official, tapped first to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel into the bank bailouts, drives conservatives a little wild.

March 22, 2011

Hard-working Americans are losing their homes and paying their taxes while corporate executives walk away with billions. The system has got to change.

March 22, 2011