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.
Workers, consumers, and investors have the power to make a greener, more just planet.
In this age of inequality, the wealth that should be shared by all Americans trickle up to the rich.
Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it’s our turn.
Will Obama’s presidential candidacy signal a change for impoverished African-Americans?
In the era of the superrich, if a place is truly beautiful, ordinary people can’t afford to be there.
The political debate over the trade deal is long overdue.
The NAFTA-expanding Security and Prosperity Partnership is too cozy with big business.
The problem of excessive pay is not being fixed, even for the top executives of companies in distress.
Expanding NAFTA is wrong, but not because of a mythical North American Union.
We’re not much closer to the promised land than we were at the time of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.