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One of the slogans of the Occupy movement was "capitalism isn't working." Now, in an epic, groundbreaking new book, French economist Thomas Piketty explains why the movement was right.

As credit card companies try and spur consumer spending in the United States with introductory perks and cash rewards, they have raised interest rates on other customers to a remarkable 21 percent.

Inmates will refuse work, calling for education, rehabilitation and an end to overcrowding, life sentences without parole – and “the free labor system.”

Oil spills are the reality of transporting oil – and in the Pacific Northwest, where workers from the fishing to tourism industries depend on oil-free waterways, the threat is all the more grave.

The rage and nihilism that come from the frustrations of American life are expressed through violence.

Revolts are shaking the world, bursting in the most unexpected places, but they rarely take power. Is the big explosion still coming?

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The Vermont Senate passed a bill to require labeling on all GMO foods sold in the state – signaling a wave of nationwide victories against the Gene Giants may be underway.

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Life in tent encampments, vehicles, motels, and storage units - REAL CHANGE focuses on four men who sell Real Change News, a street newspaper in Seattle. Follow ROBERT, GEORGE, DANIEL, and BUDDY as they navigate the less visible side of homelessness in America. Despite their struggles, they persevere. Each sells newspapers to get by.

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From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain.

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Spanish tax resisters and activists from the 15M movement have joined forces to organize a sharing economy network – and to nourish it with redirected taxes.

Posted 6 days 23 hours ago

Corporate power has seized the Internet — and the anti-democratic grip is tightening every day.

There is ample evidence about ways that local and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the company responsible for building the Keystone XL pipeline, are working together to undermine peaceful political protest.

The live streaming video coverage of the protests and riots in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey

Memo to Wealthy America: Some Facts About the Victims of Greed

The 1% has taken from the poor and the middle class for thirty years using a variety of strategies to redistribute wealth to the top. Here is the effect of this funds transfer.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve, warranting a review of its performance. Has it achieved the purposes for which it was designed?