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Homelessness

Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.

Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Gift

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Paul Volcker

Despite being vastly outnumbered, reformers made a real difference.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

Blogs

The Wisconsin governor's actions throughout the past three weeks have angered the public to the point that many are now pushing for recalling the state's Republican legislators.

March 11, 2011

This week we continue to bring you the latest coverage on the labor fight in Madison. Plus, Chris Hayes examines the spike in oil prices. Is Wall Street to blame? We welcome guest-blogger Sharon Lerner, and look back over the last 100 days of Wikileaks.

March 11, 2011

Governor Scott Walker has unintentionally created a powerful movement. Now that Walker has got his bill, how will the pro-union forces push back? General strike? Break the banks? Recall? All of the above?

March 11, 2011

Sometimes things fall apart and sometime they flow together. As the Wisconsin State Senate rammed through their union-busting bill Wednesday night, people in the capitol chanted “General strike!” And I heard an echo. Not of 1934, the last time there was a general strike in the US, but earlier.

March 10, 2011

Scott Walker has taken Wisconsin, a state so chock-full of “Midwestern nice,” you need insulin after talking to the locals, and turned it into a place where people are talking General Strike. Seriously.

March 10, 2011

As Republicans game the system to pass Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-union legislation, the senior member of the state senate says: “They have not just bent the law. They have broken it.”

March 10, 2011

It was tax day in 2009 that saw the first Tea Party protests, and the FOX-led media firestorm that's followed has made it seem as though the Tea Party's the only game in town if you want to complain about bailouts.  This year, though, as tax day approaches, a new wave of protest is sweeping the country.

March 9, 2011

Is unrest in the Middle East forcing gas prices off the charts? Or could the oil panic have more to do with Wall Street speculators exploiting fear?

March 9, 2011

The GOP is manipulating the current financial situation to push through unpopular policies that would have never gotten them elected.

March 9, 2011

At the end of "Capitalism: A Love Story," Michael Moore issued a poignant call to action against bankster excess and corporate abuse. In Wisconsin, he got the response he was seeking: Tens of thousands of working people chanting "We have had it!"

March 9, 2011