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Black Lives Matter... and Black Jobs Matter, Too
Fifty-year-old Walter Scott had been having money problems. Years earlier he had worked in the construction industry, a job he acquired through the Father to Father Project , a group that provides support to low-income dads to help them keep up with child support payments, among other things. Later...
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Grinding Down the Working Class
The gratuitous gunning down by a white police officer of a fleeing black man, captured on a phone camera by a passerby, has reignited the urgently needed debate about police arrogance and racism. So despite the horror of it all, I suppose we should be grateful for this moment of incontrovertible...
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'Better, Not More' Is Rallying Cry for a New Economy
Environmental activist and filmmaker Annie Leonard has a knack for looking at familiar things in a new light that opens possibilities for transformation. Her short film The Story of Stuff offered an “a-ha” moment for many of its 12 million viewers by revealing the ecological price tag of a hyper-...
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Fast Track to Hell: Trade Bill Officially Introduced in Congress
'Congress shouldn’t throw Americans under the bus by giving up its authority over this unprecedented giveaway to multinational corporations.'
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With New Law, Life Just Got 'A Lot Harder' for Poor in Kansas
New policies which set strict limits on benefits create 'aura of abuse,' says economic expert
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Getting Better Organized: The Fight for $15 and a Union
The Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign came to San Francisco in the very early hours of April 15. Around 100 protestors assembled at 6am and then marched very orderly through the doors, packed the dining area and shut down for one hour the McDonalds in the heart of the city’s Latino Mission...
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‘Raise Wages, Empower Workers’ At the Top of the Populism2015 Agenda
The wave of “Fight for $15″ demonstrations that swept the country Wednesday were in themselves a big deal – actions in more than 230 cities in the United States and in several foreign cities in which hundreds of thousands of workers walked off their jobs to protest low wages and their lack of...
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Five Reasons Why TTIP Is Bad News for Farmers
This week activists around the world will take to the streets for two days of action to challenge corporate power. Friday is La Via Campesina ’s International Day of Peasant Struggle when food producers will gather to resist the global takeover of land, seeds and livelihoods by big business. Then...
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A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More
The leaked text is full of dense legal jargon. But a close reading makes its corporate agenda crystal clear.
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The Cost of Doing (BIG) Business
“The cost of doing business.” That’s what corporations call it when they claim a deduction from their taxes for the damage they’ve done to people and the planet. It’s a cost of doing business all right; a cost to us, of doing business with them the way we currently do it, and it’s just one of the...
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