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A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a

"Master of Space"--a motto of the United States Space Command, a joint Air Force, Army and Navy command set up by the Pentagon in 1985--says it all.

When the Clinton Administration privatized the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) last year, critics warned that the new company would seek to back out of a historic but unprofitable dea

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Walden Bello, author of Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty (Food First), is executive director of the Bangkok-b

Some years ago, I had the good fortune to befriend an extended family who lived in a poor shantytown in the southern reaches of Santiago, Chile.

If one wants to understand what all the fuss is about as the World Trade Organization holds its ministerial conference, Ethan Kapstein's Sharing the Wealth: Workers and the World Economy,

The World Trade Organization imposes obligations on state and local governments that limit their ability to protect consumers, establish environmental standards and undertake economic stimulus in

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's factual findings in United States v. Microsoft, released November 5, spell the doom of Microsoft as we have known it.

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Americans for Prosperity just sent misleading information about voting to thousands of Wisconsinites.

August 3, 2011

A Democratic Senate endorses a plan that Bernie Sanders warns risks “devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...”

August 2, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that the debt deal will only make it more difficult for the federal government to foster the economic recovery the American people so desperately want.

August 2, 2011

The political and economic elite are drifting further and further away from the rest of the country.

August 2, 2011

The Nation's Ari Melber on MSNBC's The Last Word describes how Barack Obama might have made the debt ceiling and eventual debt deal more of a compromise and less of a concession. 

August 2, 2011

President Obama heralds his supporters for pressuring Congress for a debt deal that most of his supporters dislike.

August 1, 2011

All of the plans on the table for solving the debt crisis, including the finalized plan, are far removed from the needs and wants of ordinary Americans.

August 1, 2011

The priorities of most Americans were casualties of this summer’s melodrama in Washington. This reality will drive independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

August 1, 2011

As a Democratic president bows to the GOP’s far right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues to vote their consciences. Half of House Democratic Caucus opposes Obama’s position.

August 1, 2011

 The NAACP has just passed a historic resolution demanding an end to the War on Drugs.

July 31, 2011