Close to half of all Americans live near poverty

Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.


Obama's State of the Union: combative and centrist

Judging by polls after the speech that showed higher approval ratings, he hit his mark.


Egypt's new labor movement comes of age

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions has just announced to Egypt and the world that it has come of age.


Cuba sets socialist example on LGBT rights

Cuba is advancing a broad-based human rights agenda for LGBT people ahead of the United States.


Mitt Romney running a seminar on inequality

Should we all start praying for Mitt Romney? The GOP presidential hopeful from Bain Capital has become a walking, talking object lesson on how our plutocracy works - and why we desperately need to end it.

Documentary shows a "different" side of Fidel

Oliver Stone interviews Fidel Castro on a wide range of issues.

The first casualty of war

It was really disheartening watching the Republican presidential wannabes debating in Florida last Monday.


Class war: They started it

The Republicans conveniently forget that they started the class war - and they've been winning it for years.



Alabama-Arizona immigration laws recall 1935 Germany

Is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach - he who roams the nation promoting vicious anti-immigration laws and ordinances - a latter-day Julius Streicher?


Unions blast flood of corporate campaign cash

With the U.S. political system inundated by a flood of unchecked, uncontrollable corporate campaign cash funneled through unaccountable political campaign finance committees, unions blasted the tide of contributions.

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