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.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution to improve human rights in the United States.
It’s going to be a little harder this time around.
What horrors will befall our nation’s wealthy when one of the most bizarre twists in tax legislation in history comes to pass?
Dismantling the nation’s energy industry in the name of “structural reform” does little to help growing poverty and joblessness.
Wall Streeters land just fine, but kids in dire poverty slip right through.
Obama needs new, bold ideas to get Americans back on their feet and out of recession.
With the unemployment rate still in double digits, the Obama administration must step up to the plate and strengthen the job market.
Step one: Withdraw right foot from failed war No. 1. Step two: Transfer foot into failed war No. 2. Step three: Jump with both feet into Pakistan.
Expedited talks with China may shine a brighter spotlight on these controversial agreements.
We need to support countries in reducing the pressures that force immigration, and not the corporations that make conditions worse.