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Robert Mundell, euro policies, Greek austerity

The idea that the euro has "failed" is dangerously naive – the euro is doing exactly what its progenitor, and the wealthy 1%-ers who adopted it, predicted and planned for it to do.

Congress’s tax committees announced an agreement Thursday to speed through a bill to give President Barack Obama the Trans-Pacific Partnership fast-track authority.

A mobilization and sit-in by students, alumni and other activists – including a civil disobedience blockade of Massachusetts Hall, housing the office of President Faust – seeks to spur America's elite university to divest from fossil fuels.

Golden Dawn, Greek austerity, anti-austerity protests, Syriza Party, Pavlos Fyssas, Golden Dawn violence, scapegoats

Continued austerity policies, especially in Europe’s poorer countries, could leave those left behind looking for scapegoats – a situation that history teaches us never ends well.

wine industry, California drought, California water war, California water crisis

The crisis for many in northern California comes down to this: we're exporting our precious water in the form of profitable wine.

Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out!, California drought, Baltimore water shut-off

This week we dive into the shallow waters of California’s extreme drought, and what you can do about it (hint: it’s not just about cutting back on personal hygiene).

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Hillary Clinton, Scott Walker, GMOs, fracking, surveillance programs, Patriot Act, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, union bashing, right to work

Hillary Clinton is obviously not a progressive candidate – and she is the epitome of the Washington establishment that most Republicans are running against, and which most Americans have grown to distrust.

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student debt, student loans, college loans, Strike Debt, Corinthian Colleges, student debt strike, debt resistance, Shays' Rebellion, sharecropping, Southern Tenant Farmers Union

The student debt strike isn't the first time debt resistance movements have taken hold across the U.S. – and the lessons we learn from prior movements can well be applied to today.

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I'm not sure we will win if we don't begin. So I realign my mind to the sky and occupy visions.

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Demonstrators in New York clogged the Brooklyn Bridge in a mass protest against incidents of police violence

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Trans-Pacific Partnership, corporate trade deal, TPP tribunals

When the bill drops (if it does) this week, there will be a powerful people’s response across the country and around the world.

low wage worker movement, Fight for 15, Black Lives Matter, $15/hour minimum wage, raised minimum wage

Activists fighting for civil rights, gay rights, and a living wage are building the kinds of ties across their movements that can help each one achieve the goals around which their movements organized in the first place.

A mobilization and sit-in by students, alumni and other activists – including a civil disobedience blockade of Massachusetts Hall, housing the office of President Faust – seeks to spur America's elite university to divest from fossil fuels.

Golden Dawn, Greek austerity, anti-austerity protests, Syriza Party, Pavlos Fyssas, Golden Dawn violence, scapegoats

Continued austerity policies, especially in Europe’s poorer countries, could leave those left behind looking for scapegoats – a situation that history teaches us never ends well.

fastfood worker strikes, low wage worker movement, Fight for 15, #BlackLivesMatter, Walmart worker protests

On Wednesday morning, the fastfood labor campaign is staging what organizers say will be its largest ever protest – spanning 40 countries and including actions in 200 U.S. cities demanding higher wages.

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