An activist with the Fight For 15 minimum wage movement poses under the entrance to a McDonald's  restaurant on May 14, 2014. A new study shows CEO compensation grew in 2014, while workers continued to suffer with stagnant wages. (Flickr / Peopls World)
28 Aug 2015

CEO Compensation Jumped In 2014 As Workers Treaded Water

The pay for CEOs of public companies continued its upward climb in 2014 according to a report by The Conference Board, a business research organization. The report, published in August, claims that total compensation for chief executive officers of US public companies in the Russell 3000 Index rose up 11.9 % from 2013 and as much as 34.7 % from 2010.

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File: A young girl plays on a concrete tortoise at a playground. (Flickr / Lars Plougman)
25 Aug 2015

Almost One-Third Of Children Live In Poverty In ‘The Richest Nation In The World’

The financial collapse of 2008 and the absence of true economic recovery in the years since has left millions more children in poverty than before the recession. About 22 percent of American children live in poverty, and even that figure may not fully account for all those who are struggling.

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A woman stands in front of the White House with a sign that reads, "Hands Up Don't Shoot! Fight with Ferguson!" at a rally for the death of Mike Brown on August 14, 2014. Through police brutality, mass incarceration and systematic inequality, the U.S. commits mass incarceration against its black- and brown-skinned population. (Flickr / Elvert Barnes)
11 Aug 2015

‘We Charge Genocide’: Systematic Murder & Oppression Of Blacks Continues In US

Genocide is a word which may bring to mind images of large-scale ethnic cleansing and mass graves like those created by German Nazis or Bosnian Serbs. Some acts of genocide, however, are slower, more subtle, and a good deal more insidious, like the acts the United States continues to carry out against its black- and brown-skinned population.

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Surgeons in scrubs await a patient in an empty operating room. (Flickr / Army Medicine)
02 Aug 2015

Reader Response: On Healthcare, “We All Deserve To Breathe”

On our Facebook, in response to Brian Sonenstein’s “Lawsuit: Corizon Doctor Tells New York City Inmate to Throw Severed Finger in Garbage,” Christine Robinett responded, “Sounds about right for the 98%, incarcerated or not. Far Too MANY doctors exploit their positions of authority as callous, bigoted, apathetic, even lazy towards

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