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.
Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.
Some labor leaders have already scorched proposals like the Green New Deal even as affected sectors continue to lose jobs.
Taxes on the wealthy should be linked not just to the top of the income ladder, but also to the bottom.
Derek Maltz and Sanho Tree debate the one-trillion-dollar ‘war on drugs’ and Trump’s dream of a border wall with Mexico.
People of modest means face endless political gridlock when they want systems — like the drug industry — reformed. People of privilege face no such frustration.
Contrary to Donald Trump’s redbaiting campaign, progressive initiatives such as imposing heavier taxes on the nation’s wealthiest citizens and corporations, establishing a universal health care system and forging ahead with the proposed Green New Deal actually have bipartisan support.
A minimum wage hike would boost earnings for 40 million workers.
A coalition of activists is challenging the financial industry’s ties to the gun industry, its lobbyists, and the lawmakers that support it most.
Worsening relations between the two largest economies in the world could lead to disaster.
Lockheed Martin’s CEO took home $20 million while enlisted soldiers got just $20,000. Why? Because corporations have hijacked the military.