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Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

Wanggaard

In Wisconsin, a new bill is threatening to kill workers’ one day of rest.

A Nation investigation reveals how a group of hedge funders are about to get exactly what they paid for.

It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.

Oil fields in Bahrain

It’s not overproduction in shale fields, and it’s not global economic stagnation. It’s something far more threatening to Big Oil’s business model.

NYU graduate student protest

Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.

Supporters of Silicon Valley Rising

In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic.

Blogs

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 1, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor brings a higher-ground message to the 2016 race.

May 29, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

The socially-minded brand has ignored the demands of migrant workers in its supply chain.

May 27, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015