Martin Luther King gestures with his hands as he speaks at a press conference on November 6, 1964. (Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress / New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection)
16 Jan 2017

The Revolutionary Socialism Of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the establishment (and their media) like to celebrate MLK’s love of imperial America and centrist economic doctrine. The symbol celebrated bares little resemblance to the actual man and his ideas. There is a reason the FBI orchestrated a well-resourced campaign to destroy King that

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Still image from video of Black Lives Matter protester confronting Hillary Clinton about her "superpredator" comment. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqLfvQfuvsA
19 Sep 2016

Hillary Clinton Offers Millennials A Misleading Look At Her Record In Op-Ed

The Clinton campaign continues to believe her problem with Millennials is that her message isn’t reaching them. The actual problem is the message itself.

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Fidencio Sanchez (Source: https://www.gofundme.com/2am4q7kk)
16 Sep 2016

When Charity Tokenizes Laborers And Fuels Loathing Of Working Class

Ninety year-old Fidencio Sanchez has sold popsicles in Chicago for nearly 76 years, according to an interview with CNN. “I feel my body is starting to give up on me,” Sanchez said. “I suffer sometimes when it’s cold, and my arms and feet hurt.” Sanchez’s elderly wife, Eladia, used to help

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In this November 19, 2010 photograph, a man walks along a massive pipe through a field of refuse on his way back to the Dharavi slum from the market, in Mumbai India. (Flickr / Meena Kadri)
20 Jan 2016

Report: Richest 62 People As Wealthy As Half Of World

According to Oxfam’s report, the 62 richest billionaires in the world own as much wealth as the poorer half of the planet’s population — 3.6 billion people

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A man raises his fist in solidarity among a protest outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California on October 4, 2012. Wal-Mart workers at the  Pico Rivera store became the first in the country to go on strike, but activists say the corporation retaliated by closing the store and others "for repairs." (Flickr / UFCW International / Aurelio Jose Barrera)
27 Nov 2015

Black Friday: Walmart Spies On Workers As Fight For 15 Continues

Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the

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File: Produce at a market in the Bronx, New York, photographed on April 21, 2012. (Flickr / BEV Norton)
25 Nov 2015

VIDEO: Fighting The School To Prison Pipeline With Food And Land Justice

Jalal Sabur & Raymond Figueroa are using fresh food to rebalance the scale and dig up the school to prison pipeline. Plus: Food access in South Bronx.

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A collection of dirty coins seen inside the bottom of a piggy bank. (Flickr / JJ)
30 Oct 2015

100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal To Savings Of 50M Families

A new report calculates that the retirement assets of just 100 CEOs add up to as much as the entire retirement account savings of 41% of American families.

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Empty drug test cup (micahb37 on Flickr)
08 Oct 2015

Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Was Waste Of Time And Money

Tennessee has spent $11,000 drug testing applicants & an undisclosed amount administering the program – and only 0.19% tested positive for illegal drug use.

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File: A Minneapolis traffic control agent places a parking ticket on a car windshielf. (Flickr / Daniel Guy)
14 Sep 2015

Modern Debtors Prison: Alabama Jailing Residents Over Tickets

According to a federal class action lawsuit filed in Alabama this month, the city of Alexander is incarcerating people who are unable to pay court fees and fines in a modern-day debtors prison. The suit argues the practice not only constitutes false imprisonment, but also violates inmates’ Fourth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights under the Constitution.

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Bill Clinton signs the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act" in 1996. (Wikimedia Commons / Social Security Administration)
04 Sep 2015

1996 Welfare Reform Law Caused Increase In Extreme Poverty

The 1996 welfare reform law championed by the Clinton Administration known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was supposed to bring in a new era and “end welfare as we know it.” In some sense it did, as the consequence of the law has been a considerable increase in extreme poverty in America.

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