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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, arrives at a hearing on Capitol Hill on February 25, 2021 in Washington, D.C. News
Urging Senate to 'Ignore the Parliamentarian,' Sanders to Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage Amendment
"I regard it as absurd that the parliamentarian, a Senate staffer elected by no one, can prevent a wage increase for 32 million workers."
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The Belski Valve Yard is located in Daisytown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) News
Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking in Pennsylvania Provokes Call for Rapid Phaseout
"Pennsylvania's children should not be used as laboratory rats," said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking "an uncontrolled human experiment" that involves "toxic exposures."
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Lifting wages helps overcome ugly stereotypes about the poor. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/flickr/cc) Views
Opponents of a $15 Minimum Wage Are Dead Wrong
Raising the minimum wage is widely popular.
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 As temperatures continue to break records, the meagre results of international climate action reveal a disconnect between most of the world’s governments and science. (Photo: Sanmonku) Views
Capital Versus Biosphere: Humankind Is Testing the Limits of the Very Space in Which We Live
An eco-social agenda fit for the times.
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This week Senator Elizabeth Warren will introduce wealth tax legislation. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images) Views
COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Extreme Levels of Inequality. It’s Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax
The US's billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty.
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People participate in a "March on Billionaires" event on July 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
To Help Fund Covid Recovery and Redress Inequality, Warren Unveils Wealth Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' and Billionaires
"A wealth tax is popular among voters on both sides for good reason: because they understand the system is rigged to benefit the wealthy and large corporations," said the Massachusetts Democrat.
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'Failure to Deliver Is Not an Option': Khanna, Omar, AOC, and 20 Other House Dems Push VP to Overrule Parliamentarian on $15 Wage
"If we don't overrule the Senate parliamentarian, we are condoning poverty wages for millions of Americans."
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Bottles of a trial Covid-19 vaccine on a table in a lab in Brussels on June 18, 2020. (Photo: Vincent Kalut/Photonews via Getty Images) Views
Charity Won't End Vaccine Apartheid—Only Challenging Big Pharma's Patents and Profits Will
It is time to put an end to an international patent system that has wreaked havoc on the world's ability to deal with health emergencies and put hundreds of millions of people across the Global South at the mercy of these powerful corporations.
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A photograph of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and his family is displayed at the Wal-Mart museum, March 17, 2005 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Today Wal-Mart operates many thousands of stores both in the U.S. and abroad. The fiercely anti-union and media-shy company is a target of critics and the Walton family is now the wealthiest on the planet. (Photos by Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images) News
Calling Walton Family 'Poster Child for Greed,' Sanders Says Taxpayers Should No Longer Subsidize Walmart's Starvation Wages
"They've got mansions. They have all kinds of art collections. But somehow or another they can't pay their starting wage at more than 11 bucks an hour."
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Raising the minimum wage doesn't just increase workers' current compensation," writes Lawson. "It also increases their future compensation: Social Security." (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Want to Strengthen Social Security? Raise the Minimum Wage—and Do It Now!
Social Security is extremely popular, effective, and efficient, but it has one major flaw—benefits are too low. Raising the minimum wage would be a big step towards fixing this problem.
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