The president’s offer to pardon people unjustly behind bars is a welcome one. But he could do so, so much more.Read more
Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Inequality is the Undercurrent at FIFA’s World Cup
A toxic combination of exploitation, corruption, and greed tarnish soccer’s governing body.Read more
Remembering Grenfell: Who Are Our Cities For?
Local gentrification cycles have been “supercharged” by the fact that many cities are now a global destination to park investment capital.Read more
Nevermind the Wall — They’re Building Warehouses
The newest plank of immigration enforcement? Piling children into overcrowded detention centers.Read more
Back When College Was Debt-Free
America’s largest state once offered residents a world-class, debt-free college education. It could again, and so could your state.Read more
For Minimum Decency, a Maximum Wage
Amid rising inequality, a new book argues, the notion of capping income has suddenly become politically plausible.Read more
Gun Violence is a Disease — Has DC Found a Cure?
A DC law seeks to identify and address the root causes of crime while moving away from the failed status quo of policing and punishment.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more