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Ludlow tent city

All the factors that defined the 1914 conflict at Ludlow are with us once again.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Cesar Chavez

A new film about the labor leader reduces him to a caricature and ignores his true strengths as an organizer.

BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Supreme Court

The fate of public sector unionism lies with a single Supreme Court justice—and not the one you’d want.

Uniqlo

What happens when a computer sets your schedule?

Surveillance

Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.

Ron Unz

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Blogs

Obama was unwilling to fight for Elizabeth Warren. Will he now fight for the survival of the consumer bureau she convinced him to create?

July 18, 2011

This week, gridlock over the debt-crisis is deflecting attention from the real issue—14 million people unemployed. The Murdoch scandle gets worse; contributor D.D. Guttenplan asks, “Is this is the end of Rupert?” And four groundbreaking investigations.

July 15, 2011

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011

 Gov. Jerry Brown's prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won't be an isolated event.

July 15, 2011

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States.

July 14, 2011

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

Some liberals argue Obama's three-dimensional chess is finally paying off.

July 13, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.

July 12, 2011

The jobs crisis should be priority number one for the Obama Administration.

July 12, 2011

Instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs.

July 12, 2011