Negin Owliaei is an Inequality Editor and Researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies. Before joining IPS, she worked as a journalist and digital producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she covered social movements and the internet for the award-winning program The Stream. Negin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Studies and English.
“I think this moment global pandemic is showing us very clearly that all human life is interrelated, which means that none of us is safe until all of us are safe.”
As cities and states grapple with the spread of coronavirus, activists remind government why water is a human right and not a commodity.
‘If I have to move I’m going to lose my friends, my house, my doctor, my neighborhood. Everything.’
Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis.
Workers at Cinder Bed Road garage are demanding equal work for equal pay in their fight against their French multinational employer.
The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.
The Trump Administration Thinks Grad Students Aren’t Workers. Grad Students Tell Them to Think Again.
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As the GM strike shows, employers use their workers’ health as a bargaining chip. Medicare for All would end that.
Millions of young people around the world join global strike to demand climate action ahead of United Nations Climate Summit.
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If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.
A new report offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves.
If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, it will mark the first federal minimum wage increase in over a decade and the largest jump ever.
Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks.
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The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state legislature could end the subminimum tipped wage for carwasheros downstate.
Rideshare drivers around the world strike for better pay and working conditions from the multi-billion dollar company.
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