Negin Owliaei

Negin Owliaei

Negin Owliaei is a co-editor and researcher at IPS's Inequality.org. Before joining IPS, she worked as a journalist and digital producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she covered social movements and the internet for the award-winning program The Stream.

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Teachers rally in Chicago, 2012 (Rachel Docherty / Flickr) Views
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Teacher Strikes Are About a Lot More Than Paychecks
Teachers across the United States are having a moment. Educators are building on the momentum from West Virginia, where striking teachers won a 5 percent pay raise for state employees. Now the protests have spread to Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and the nation’s capital. The educators are winning...
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Labor activists drop a banner and stage a protest in front of the Department of Labor, February 5, 2018. (Photo: Inequality.org) Views
Monday, March 26, 2018
Tipped Workers Win with Spending Bill
President Trump signed a massive omnibus spending bill on Friday, ensuring that the lights will stay on in the federal government for another six months. But the bill does more than just allocate funds. Tucked 2,000 pages into the text is a provision that will protect tipped workers from getting...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Teachers Deserve a Raise. Here’s How to Fund It.
Teachers are ready to revolt. That’s the message we should take away from West Virginia, where educators in every county went on strike recently. The teachers secured a major victory, including a 5 percent raise for state employees. The win couldn’t be more well-deserved. Teachers across the...
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"He’s connected with people involved in water struggles throughout the United States, from Standing Rock to Flint, and she’s noted some key links between those fights — namely, that residents, predominately people of color, are treated more harshly than businesses and corporations when it comes to access to water." (Photo: Detroit Water Brigade) Views
Monday, January 15, 2018
To Understand Inequality in America, Look Outside of the Cities
You can’t count on your phone’s mapping app to guide you in rural Alabama, Catherine Flowers says. A Lowndes County native, she recently had visitors try to find their way around using a GPS. The message they received from their device? That they were entering “uncharted territory.” There couldn’t...
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Saturday, November 04, 2017
Instead of Cutting Taxes, Listen to Kansas
Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to put the final touches on the catastrophic tax proposal they rolled out this week. But the progressive lawmakers and activists gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol were already clear on their message: not one penny in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations...
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