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.
As the new policies take shape, Washington must understand that being tough is not the same as being effective.
A recent Government Accountability Office study found that two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005. These same companies reported trillions of dollars in earnings.
Private jets strain the air transport system, and they impose costs on taxpayers and other travelers because they don’t pay their fair share.
The private-jet perk is – literally and figuratively – a high-profile sign of an executive reward system out of control.
Members of a prominent slave-trading family confront the wounds of the past and present.
How private jet travel is straining the system, warming the planet, and costing you money.
Mexico is in the middle of one the most intense processes of public debate in its modern history.
Debt cancellation, combined with new approaches to trade, investment, and aid, could help many developing countries reduce migration pressures.
Listen to the story from RadioNation with Laura Flanders