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Trump Will Continue to Scam the White Working Class. Here’s How to Stop Him.


Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.

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Is MLK’s Legacy to the 99 Percent Being Reversed in the Age of Trumpian Reaction?


We need the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. now more than ever.

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Are Elections Less Important Than Ever in the Age of Trump?


What we do after Nov. 8 may be even more important than the ballots we cast.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE

Phony Populism Doesn’t Feed the Family


The 2016 election was supposed to be the one in which the interests of the non-elite got a hearing. We still have two months to make it happen.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE

The Socialist Alternative


Seattle’s socialist City Council member, Kshama Sawant, has called on Bernie Sanders to break with the Democratic Party and run as an independent. If he refuses, she says, his supporters must build a third party without him.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE

Top 10 ‘Luxury Items’ to Tax in Addition to Tampons


Across the United States, tampons and other feminine hygiene products are being taxed as luxury items, an entirely appropriate idea when you consider what a luxury having your period is.

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 READ MORE

Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders’ Surge


What began in 2011 as a movement against income inequality has morphed into burgeoning support for a presidential candidate who is passionate about economic justice.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE

The World’s 1 Percent Will Own More Than the Other 99 Percent Combined by 2016


Can we please stop calling it the “wealth gap”? The figures Oxfam recently reported on global inequality can only be described as a growing abyss between the world’s über-rich and the rest of us.

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 READ MORE

Seattle Paves the Way for the Rest of the U.S. With ‘Historic’ $15 Minimum Wage


The Seattle City Council’s unanimous decision to impose the highest minimum wage in America is a momentous leap toward lifting workers out of poverty and closing the constantly widening gap between the 99 and the 1 percent.

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Freedom Summer II


It took guts to take on the power structure of Mississippi a half-century ago. It takes guts to take on the power structure of giant companies like Walmart and McDonalds now.

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 READ MORE

A Third Lens: Why Awareness of Class Cultures Can Strengthen Movements for Social Change


Bringing a class analysis to our understanding of privilege can help make sense of a broad range of experiences.

Posted on May 22, 2014 READ MORE

Study: Highest-Paid University Presidents Benefit From Soaring Student Debt and Low-Wage Adjuncts


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It seems there’s no coincidence that the university administrators with the fattest paychecks head schools in which students and adjuncts have the most to lose.

Posted on May 20, 2014 READ MORE

How to Shrink Inequality


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Some inequality of income and wealth is inevitable, if not necessary.

Posted on May 14, 2014 READ MORE

The One Percent









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U.S. Control









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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent


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The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting.

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Even the 99 Percent Get Kidnapped in Mexico


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Once the plutocrats’ plague, kidnapping for ransom in Mexico has gone decidedly mass market.

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One Percenters’ Valentine









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No Free Lunch









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Income Inequality









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In Defense of the Mega-Rich


As food stamps were cut, millionaire Tom “Kristallnacht” Perkins explained the plight of the wealthy; athletes are looking to unionize; and how will Supreme Court justices believing in “natural law” affect their legal decisions? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 READ MORE

Pitchforks









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Take a Guess at How Many People Collectively Are as Wealthy as Half the World. It’s Less Than That


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We’ve all heard that 1 percent of the global population owns 50 percent of the earth’s wealth, and yet, now that the actual number of people has been calculated by the relief organization Oxfam, it’s hard not to cringe at the fact.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE

Unaided Unemployed









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Welfare Cheats









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There’s Not Enough Money









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Charity









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Republican Plan for the Poor









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War on Poverty









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Bill de Blasio and Mike Bloomberg









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Inequality









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Income Inequality









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Economic Recovery









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Income Equality









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Leveling the Playing Field









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Workplace Discrimination









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Wealth Disparity









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Work Incentive









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Pig Heaven









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Bye-Bye, Middle Class


Washington stood idly by as the 1 percent killed the middle class; building sturdy relationships with neighbors is important to leading a healthy life; meanwhile, the Senate is creating an elitist definition of what an “official” journalist is. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 READ MORE

Income Monopoly









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How the Rich Benefited From the Recovery (While Most of Us Got Nothing)


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The richest Americans made trillions during the so-called economic recovery from 2009 to 2011, while most everyone else’s net worth dropped, according to a recent study. “It’s as if the entire economic recovery is going into the pockets of the rich,” Les Leopold writes at AlterNet. “And that’s no accident.”

Posted on May 5, 2013 READ MORE

Watch: The Staggering Extent of Wealth Inequality in the U.S.

An infographic-heavy video on wealth distribution that went viral over the weekend reveals that the gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S. is probably much worse than you think.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Occupy Wall Street: One Year Later


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The Occupy movement is celebrating its first anniversary Monday with a full slate of protests and a side of party hats. At least 100 arrests have been reported thus far.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 READ MORE

Labor Day









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Fallout From the Bungled Bank Bailout


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The financial meltdown and subsequent bailout have dampened Americans’ faith in government and stirred widespread outrage. Neil Barofsky, who once served as special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, says that anger may point the way toward reform.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE

The Body Politic









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Giffords Aide Wins, Jamie Dimon Testifies and More


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A look at the day’s political events, including the Arizona special election winner, JPMogran Chase CEO Jamie Dimon heckled and Sheldon Adelson’s latest multimillion-dollar donation.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 READ MORE

Waiting for the Trickle









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