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Dr. Martin Luther King displays pictures of three civil rights workers,who were slain in Mississippi the summer before, from left Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/JL, File)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

We must remember the courage of the people of Mississippi and other Jim Crow states and that the civil rights movement was an endeavor of white and black bonding. Continue reading

Charles Haig, of Flourtown, Pa., listens during a town hall meeting held by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to answers some veterans' questions and to discuss the new G.I. Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program for post Sept. 11 veterans at Drexel University, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

The PBS NewsHour looks at how the industry rakes in tax-payer dollars without delivering much in the way of education. Continue reading

The Supreme Court Building in Washington. June 2012 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 7, 2014 | Blog

Here’s how corporations became people you can’t sue. Continue reading

Walgreens pharmacy at Times Square, New York
July 7, 2014 | Blog

If a company “leaves” the US to reduce its tax bill, it should no longer be able to spend a penny influencing American politics. Continue reading

Fireworks light up the sky over the National Mall in Washington Friday, July 4, 2008.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
July 3, 2014 | Blog

This July 4, cherish the words of the Declaration but also summon Thomas Paine’s spirit to remind yourself that we can, if we really care, pick up the broken thread of democratic zeal. An essay by Bill Moyers and Bernie Weisberger. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

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

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

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