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How to Get Rid of the Super-Rich

By leveraging the power of the public purse against corporations that pay their top execs outrageously more than their workers, we could help jump-start a democratic “New Economy.”
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The Current Political System is Ripe for Disruption

From Washington to Rome, so-called "populist" politicians are hacking away at a genuinely broken status quo. But their alternatives are either uninspired or terrifying.
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Hundreds of Poor People's Campaign Activists Got Themselves Arrested for Racial Justice

While some white people were calling the cops on people of color, others joined them — and members of every other community — in a huge sweep of actions in state capitals.
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Our Flag Doesn't Have to Stand for Violence

Veterans often wrestle with the things they've done in war. When will ordinary Americans do the same?
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While the World's Billionaire's Evade Taxes and Swing Clubs, the Poor Pick Up the Slack

From Hong Kong to Los Angeles, people of ordinary means are squeezing into expensive housing and subsidizing country clubs for the golfing super rich.
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Incarceration and Deportation Rip Mothers From Their Families

We need to address the criminalization of race and poverty. To do so, we need to correct our swaying moral compass.
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Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business

Would you do your best work for a CEO who pulls in 5,000 times your own salary?
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Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

I Have A Future is a local organization mobilizing youth organizers in Massachusetts to advocate for themselves in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage.

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  • Brown Bag: Beautiful Rising – Creative Resistance from the Global South

    May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    Come to a conversation and Meet and Greet about the project and how the toolkit can help us make nonviolent revolution irresistible.

  • Book Event: Hip Hop in Africa

    June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

    Come out for this talk and book signing with Msia Clark about the use of hip-hop in protest, both as a means of articulating social problems and as a tool for mobilizing listeners around those problems.

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