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Frankie Tisdale, a Brooklyn-based fast-food worker at home with his children. He joined the global protests for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers in May 2014. (Neha Tara Mehta/Moyers & Company)
July 28, 2014 | Perspectives

Joshua Holland points out some conservative myths raised in this week’s interview, and debunks them. Continue reading

Henry Rivera sells peanuts during the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, Monday, April 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 28, 2014 | Blog

Seasonal concession workers at AT&T Park finally got the contract they wanted and more about the Obamacare inside information that may have been illegally leaked by a Capitol Hill staffer to the SEC. Continue reading

John Oliver on America's broken prisons
July 21, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile phone at the German Federal Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany. Merkel is among the world leaders who are trying to cope following allegations of massive electronic monitoring by the U.S. National Security Agency in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 11, 2014 | News & Notes

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A demonstrator dressed as the Bible stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 30, 2014, awaiting the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 1, 2014 | Blog

Conservatives would have you believe that these cases are about freedom; in reality, they take power from some of America’s most vulnerable workers. Continue reading

Supreme Court Justices, from left, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan applaud State of the Union Address,12 Feb 2013 (Rex Features via AP Images)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

The Supreme Court issued rulings in two closely watched cases on Monday morning. Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers a concession speech in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Cantor lost in the GOP primary to tea party candidate Dave Brat. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2014 | News & Notes

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A members of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra play as they join in a protest against Wal-Mart on Black Friday, Nov 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today's nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits. A union-backed group called OUR Walmart, which includes former and current workers, was staging the demonstrations and walkouts at hundreds of stores on Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 9, 2014 | Blog

Watchdog groups say the US Chamber represents the interests of a select few big industry groups that want to crush worker organizing efforts. Continue reading

Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. (BillMoyers.com/Neha Tara Mehta)
May 13, 2014 | Activism

Salon reporter Josh Eidelson previews Thursday’s actions across the country and around the world. Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 | Blog

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February 7, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

A man braves subzero cold as he walks down a street in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, following a powerful snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Indiana. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)
January 7, 2014 | Blog

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December 24, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Justin Timberlake performs onstage. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
December 16, 2013 | Blog

After months of negotiations, back-up dancers for the pop star have a union contract, which activists hope could become an industry standard. Continue reading

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