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.
“Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper.”
Malaysian economist Martin Khor was one of the world’s leading advocates of policies to reduce economic disparities within and between nations.
For working people, our economy was never as strong as it seemed. The trillions we invest in recovering from the coronavirus must change that.
The wealthy argue safety net programs create an incentive for folks to stop working. They’re wrong, but especially so during pandemics like the coronavirus.
International cooperation needs to take priority right now, and countries must stop their wars against one another and against their own populations.
In a deeply unequal America, our democracy clearly has a problem legislating emergency relief without further enriching the already rich.
The owners of sports teams make billions off low-wage stadium workers. With games suspended, those workers deserve help.
The fact that so many Americans are facing dire circumstances now is a direct result of the exploitation economy and we should take this opportunity to change it.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
In the face of another global financial crisis, the coronavirus stimulus is an opportunity to finally reorient our economy to serve people over profits.