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Can New Populist Agenda Harness Passions, Create Movement From Below?
Coalition of progressive advocacy groups hopes shared planks will broaden political discourse and hold politicians' feet to the fire on key issues
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Mental Health Experts Warn of 'Emotional Toxicity' of Neoliberalism
Letter released Friday denounces profound damage caused by austerity
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Open Veins, Healing Wounds, in Latin America
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro at the 7th Summit of the Americas, held this year in Panama City. Cuba’s participation has been blocked by the U.S. since the...
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If Clinton is Serious About Economic Populism, She Should Come Out Against Fast Track
Hillary Clinton has backed NAFTA-style “free-trade” agreements and she has opposed NAFTA-style “free-trade” agreements. Like other prominent Democrats, she has been inconsistent in her support of what is best for workers, the environment and human rights. But Clinton has a chance to get trade...
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The World Bank and the Battle for the Future of Farming
Investing in smallholder farmers and regenerative farming methods, as opposed to the practices of industrial agricultural, would help foster a more equitable distribution of power in an increasingly unequal world.
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So TTIP Won’t Stop Public Services Being Run in the Interests of Ordinary People? Tell That to Argentina
Another week, another victory for big business over a government in a secret pseudo-court. This time it’s the turn of private water giant Suez, who successfully sued Argentina for reversing the privatisation of Buenos Aires's water supply. No matter that the country was in a state of economic...
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Will Teach for Food
I recently asked my class on “U.S. Workers in the Global Economy,” what they knew about adjunct professors. One student hesitantly responded, “Aren’t they lawyers, judges, and other professionals who teach a course on the side because they like the experience?” This is a common misconception shared...
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At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement Comes Roaring Back
'Just a few short years after it was declared dead and almost buried, the labor movement has come roaring back.'
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As Corporate Forces Push Fast Track Bill, Progressives Draw Battle Lines
Fast Track is 'a one way ticket' in the wrong direction, say opponents
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Same Old Hatch-et Job on Trade Agenda on Fast Track
On Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced their Fast Track trade promotion legislation (The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, TPA-2015) to a flurry of adulation that this bill signals momentum on the Big...
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