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Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Elizabeth Warren

The reform-minded senator talks tough, and she knows where the bodies are buried.

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Progressives falsely assume this mysterious institution is impervious to public pressure. We need to make our voices heard.

Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Blogs

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012

The EU's financial transaction tax should be a model for similar common sense reforms in the United States. 

October 15, 2012

As the income gap widens, British Labour leaders say a “tax and spend” approach isn't enough. 

September 17, 2012