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When the Rich Took Over Our Neighborhood
The Chinese restaurant across the street from me – one of the last, reasonably priced joints in the neighborhood – closed last weekend. Their lease was up for renewal and the rent increased from $5,000 a month to $25,000. Such an enormous jump isn’t unusual here in the West Village, part of...
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TPP 'Worse Than I Thought'
'It is clear to me that the proposed agreement is not, nor has it ever been, the gold standard of trade agreements.'
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'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
'President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,' says Friends of the Earth
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It's 2015 and We Still Have a Gender Pay Gap
The pay disparity 'can't be explained away by choice of occupation or the experience lost due to time out to care for children'
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Busting Six Free-Market Fictions
The following is drawn from the new book, World Hunger: 10 Myths , by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. Being "free" sounds great—like being free to eat or to have a job at a living wage; so surely a "free market" is the way to ensure these important human freedoms. Right? Unfortunately, what...
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Full Text of TPP Released to Public... And It's Horrible
'We now have concrete evidence that the TransPacific Partnership threatens our families, our communities, and our environment.'
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Trudeau's Cabinet Has Diversity, But Conservative White Men Will Keep the Purse Strings
The announcement of the most diverse and gender-equal cabinet in Canadian history is both wildly overdue and inspiring in and of itself. The fact that counterinsurgency warfare pioneer Andrew Leslie and the racist, civil-liberties-trampling Bill Blair were shut out is equally inspiring. Seeing that...
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Celebrating Sociopaths: When They Install Dick 'Vader' Cheney's Marble Bust In Our Nation's Capitol, Will It Include the Dripping Blood?
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You Shall Have the Body: When Justice Is Gone, There's Always Force
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The Gathering Financial Storm Is Just One Effect of Corporate Power Unbound
Governments are liberating global corporations from the rule of law and leaving them to rip the world apart
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