This practice, banned in most of the world, is common in the United States.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.
Ohio Earthquakes Underscore Fracking Dangers
Unless the industry finds some way to safely dispose of the waste caused by fracking, the entire method is a non-starter.Read more
What I’m Giving Up in 2012
Big money makes writing about climate change action and gun control a lost cause.Read more
We’re No. 27!
Being at the bottom of the heap in terms of social justice confirms the reality of both economic and political inequality that the Occupy movement is protesting.Read more
A Fracking Miracle
It turns every home into a gas station.Read more
A Watchbird Is Watching You
The shortage of real terrorism in recent years has been a challenge for our law enforcers.Read more
[VIDEO] Why a Financial Transaction Tax?
A 0.25% tax on financial transactions could raise $150 billion a year in the United States alone.Read more
Mining Ban: Good for the Grand Canyon, but Not for El Salvador?
U.S. trade partners have to worry that if they pursue responsible stewardship, they could get rewarded with a big fat corporate lawsuit.Read more
Behold and Beware Our New ‘SWAG’ Economy
Today’s swaggering rich are increasingly stuffing their dollars into investments that do America’s 99 percent not one whit of good.Read more
The Lineup: Week of Jan. 9-15, 2012
Marc Morial offers his top 10 wishes for 2012.Read more