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John Cavanagh

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Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street

(34) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 6:49 AM

On May 17, I will join thousands of others in a creative protest on a street that most Americans don't know exists. It is "K Street" in Washington, and it is home to thousands of corporate lobbyists who get paid six figures to buy the votes in Congress. K Street...

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Why I'm Breaking the Law for Health Care

(245) Comments | Posted March 8, 2010 | 4:07 PM

On Tuesday, a drama will unfold in Washington that will be unlike anything we've seen in the first year of the Obama administration.

I will join dozens of leaders of unions and other public interest organizations and thousands of others to protest the major lobby that is blocking real health...

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A Bold Proposal for a New Economy

(8) Comments | Posted February 11, 2009 | 4:25 PM

The free market guru Milton Friedman understood what so many progressives do not: that crises create opportunities for radical change. Naomi Klein called this the "Shock Doctrine." One of Friedman's opportunities was the brutal 1973 coup in Chile, which opened the door for the market-opening fundamentalism that Ronald Reagan...

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