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Ai-Jen Poo of National Domestic Workers Alliance and George Goehl of National People's action at Rising Voices conference in Washington, DC. (Photo: NPA Flickr)
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two successful community organizers join forces to improve the lives of working Americans and make corporations pay their fair share in taxes. Continue reading

Jim Hightower
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The writer and commentator says groups across the country are stepping up the fight for economic, political and social justice. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Watch the full show » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
July 1, 2014 | Blog

The Nobel Prize-winning economist fires back at claims that our increasingly skewed economy is a result of “natural” market forces. Continue reading

A man walks past blighted row houses and vacant lots in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 28, 2014 | Perspectives

Poverty in the US is, in fact, a much larger problem than we think it is, and it’s one that most Americans will face. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

Since Barack Obama’s election, GOP-controlled states have embarked on the most significant effort to restrict access to the ballot since Reconstruction. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

There is precedent for presidential action to improve workers’ rights. Continue reading

Voting Rights -- Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder
June 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Voting restrictions motivated by partisanship and race continue to be in place half a century after the Freedom Summer and one year after the Shelby decision. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) laughs as he walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
June 25, 2014 | Blog

Many corporations that receive hundreds of millions of dollars a year in federal contracts—including Hewlett Packard, AT&T, and Lockheed Martin—have a history of wage theft. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
June 24, 2014 | Perspectives

Businesses are realizing they cannot succeed over the long term without the purchasing power of the middle class. Continue reading

Striking federal contract workers call for the right to bargain collectively in front of the White House, June 23, 2014. (Image: Good Jobs Nation)
June 23, 2014 | Blog

A campaign recalling Rosie the Riveter — a federal contract worker during World War II — could bring more dignity to eight million low-wage workers’ jobs. Continue reading

Graduate Frederick Anderson stands in the pouring rain as President Barack Obama acknowledges him during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 23, 2014 | Blog

Despite a rich history of “new” economic ideas and practice in communities of color, why is there still such racial divide in today’s “New Economy” movement? Continue reading

Tenant rally in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Updated June 25, 2014 | Blog

The move could shut down predatory investing in the city’s real estate market. Continue reading

Unemployment Benefits
June 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Creating 217,000 new jobs is not a sign of economic health. Measuring the job market by quantity — with no regard for quality — devalues workers themselves. Continue reading

Members of Local 100 of the Transport Workers enter Zuccotti Park in support of the Wall Street protestors in New York. September 2011(AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
June 18, 2014 | Perspectives
Thanks to the efforts of people like Anat Admati and Sheila Bair, there is some good news in the area of financial reform, focused on greater equity in the financial system.
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