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With TPP at 'Make-or-Break Point,' Fast Track Foes Prepare for Battle
While corporate-backed forces push for agreement, progressive lawmakers say trade deals should "improve the bottom lines" of people, not just multinationals
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The Student Debt Time Bomb
Indebted students are a force to be reckoned with.
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Do Corporations Really Need More Rights? Why Fast-Track for the TPP Is a Bad Idea
We can have democracy and a prosperous, just, and sustainable human future. Or we can have corporate rule. We cannot have both.
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In Challenge to the System, 10,000 Graduate Teachers Strike Against Toronto Schools
"We are striving to turn back a system that’s keeping contract faculty strung along on short-term, low-paid, precarious employment contracts," declared union chair
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Who Controls Our Food?
Sympathy with organic food production is at an all-time high. Perhaps ‘It’s a nice idea, when you can afford it’ sums up the approach of many people. But extending these principles of production to the whole food system? It just doesn’t seem practical. There are an awful lot of people to feed in...
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Dividing the Pie: Cuba’s Ration System After 50 Years
Raul Castro is trying to find a middle way, stimulating the economy while preserving revolutionary gains like free healthcare and education. La libreta, the Cuba ration booklet, encapsulates the debate about Cuba’s socialist experiment. Detractors say that the fact that food is still rationed after...
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Fasting for an End to Starvation Wages
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that we have to remind this nation that it's a crime to live in a rich nation and receive starvation wages. By risking their jobs and going on strike for $15, better working conditions and union rights, tens of thousands of brave fast-food workers have offered just...
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For Truth and Honor's Sake: I Will Show You Change, and It Will Not Include George Bush
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What Europe’s Hopeful Left Can Learn from Latin America
After years of austerity and economic turmoil, mass movements based on hope are finally taking root in Europe – and not just on the streets. Syriza is now in power in Greece, and enjoying a surge in the opinion polls. Meanwhile, its success is inspiring Spain’s Podemos to make a serious stand in...
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The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation
The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren't feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well. What's behind this? Two big facts. First, American corporations exert far more political influence in the United...
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