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.
Leaders of developing countries are often forced to work with institutions that promote and protect foreign investment — with little regard for the costs to democracy and the environment.
Democrats need to take an axe to the Bush Administration’s trade policies.
How much Business Roundtable CEOs stand to lose from real reform of runaway executive pay.
How the World Bank’s investment court, free trade agreements, and bilateral investment treaties have unleashed a new era of corporate power and what to do about it.
Here’s how the Democratic Party’s new majority in Congress can start making a real difference in Washington.
Rebutting the conservative pundits and corporate flacks who have been singing Wal-Mart’s virtues.
Defense and oil executives cash in on conflict.
How NAFTA, CAFTA, and other corporate-friendly trade policies displace farmers and create mass migration, and how we can do better.
How Americans would benefit from cancellation of impoverished country debts.
A revised paberback following the 2004 presidential election, a graphic portrait of the growing gap between the rich and everyone else in America.