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The number of homeless children has grown by 60 percent in the past six years.

World Bank policies, World Bank evictions, economic displacement

Since 2004, an estimated 3.4 million people have been forced from their homes, deprived of their land or had their livelihoods damaged because they lived in the path of a World Bank project.

bank tellers protest, predatory lending, predatory bank services

The newest line of criticism for the banking industry is coming from within, as a group of rank-and-file banking employees from the country's largest commercial banks demand that their employer stop ordering them to use predatory sales tactics.

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.

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).

Posted 5 days 22 hours ago
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.

Posted 4 days 22 hours ago
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.

Posted 6 days 13 hours ago

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

Posted 5 days 23 hours ago

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

Posted 5 days 23 hours ago
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.

low wage workers, $15/hour minimum wage, fastfood worker strikes

Nearly 1,000 fast-food workers, Walmart employees and union members in Los Angeles joined nationwide protests Wednesday calling for a $15 minimum wage.

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

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).

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.