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Economic Justice

Economic Democracy: People Power and Cooperative Alternatives for a Sustainable Black Future

Kali Akuno | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Akuno

We'll know black lives matter when the capitalist system that enslaved our ancestors and is intent on disposing of our future is replaced by a new socio-economic system, based on economic democracy and self-determination.

A Look Back at Where Pay Equity Has Been and Where It's Going

Catherine Hill | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women
Catherine Hill

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years.

President's 5 Economic Proposals That Could Benefit LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

This week, President Obama introduce a series of economic proposals during his annual State of the Union speech. Here's how five of them would impact the LGBTQ community.

King Martin

Abdul-Rahman Lediju | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Abdul-Rahman Lediju

His words excite, challenge, illuminate, enlighten and sustain. I am who I am because he was who he was.

MLK's Fight for Economic Justice

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

As many of us fight today for an increase in the minimum wage, an end to job discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation, full employment, and an end to poverty, we are continuing the struggle for which Dr. King gave his life.

Remembering Dr. King -- Is There a Place for "Extremists"?

John Bouman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
John Bouman

Today, as we ponder Dr. King's legacy, we should understand the important role of government in ensuring fair opportunities for upward mobility, and we should welcome creative extremists in that just cause.

Poison the River

Peter Buffett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Peter Buffett

We've always needed stories to make sense of the world around us. But most of the recent stories don't serve us anymore. We need new stories. Stories that stop asking us to live up to something -- and instead inspire us to live in to what's possible.

Change is Possible!

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

After growing demands from the grassroots over recent years for bipartisan problem solving to address the nation's continuing economic woes -- from wage and income stagnation to growing asset inequality -- Americans are tired of waiting for a fix.

Tipping Point: The People's Climate March

Dave Pruett | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

I'm no journalist, but for those who missed the significance of this singular moment due to the mainstream media's abdication of responsibility, permit me a few reflections on why the PCM was monumental.

5 Things the People's Climate March Is Doing Right, and Why You Should Be There

Justin Haaheim | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Justin Haaheim

It's not about polar bears and saving the trees (unless you like that sort of thing). It's about the millions of people around the world who are being hit hardest by a problem they didn't create.

Helping Should Strengthen Relationships, Not Hurt Them: 3 Perspectives (3 of 3)

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

This is the last in a series of three posts sharing the story of Myong, a refugee from Vietnam who was receiving counseling from Asian Neighborhood Design, the social service agency I ran in 1983.

Real Prosperity Starts Here

Michelle Long | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Michelle Long

After decades of single bottom-line decisions made in board rooms thousands of miles away from the people who are impacted by them, a grassroots upwelling of local businesses has taken matters into their own hands.

This Labor Day Let's Rethink the Texas Miracle

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Cristina Tzintzún

We are facing a crisis. Deregulation has created a system in which workers are treated as disposable tools, easily replaced when they break. While the numbers may show job creation, the reality on the ground tells a story of individuals in dire situations.

When Faith and Facts Collide

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Climate scientists have assumed that the overwhelming weight of evidence would carry the day. It hasn't. Indeed, studies show that, when individuals are challenged with facts contrary to their core beliefs, those beliefs temporarily harden.

Social Enterprise and the Privilege Economy

Kevin Lynch | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Kevin Lynch

I am an unapprehended felon. From age 18 to 38, I spent some part of virtually every day in the illegal drug culture. Buying, selling, using and/or driving under the influence of highly illegal substances.

The Riches of Nature v. Private Property: An Interview With Gerardo Cerdas

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell July 1, 2014 Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement Grito de los Excluidos, Cry of...

Which Side Are You On? Inequality and the Case for Unions

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It's the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.

Raising Hope Across Borders: Transnational Social Movements and Power

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

An interview with Gerardo Cerdas by Beverly Bell June 17, 2014 Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movem...

The Compact With Capitalism: Wheeler's Net Neutrality Dodge

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

Rhetoric and reality sometimes diverge. Right now, the future of the Internet is hooked like a fish between two different paths.

The Next Service Economy

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

By building our social economy in ways that productively engage our presently underutilized talent and treasure, we can do more and better as a nation, both from a material and a moral standpoint. So what are we waiting for?

Environmental Injustice and Economic Issues: WCC's Working Group on Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is becoming ever more important to recognize the urgency of climate change within our religious outlook on life. We cannot continue to ignore the topic of climate change while all of God's creation is suffering.

Catholics and Religious Progressivism

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

We seem to stand at the threshold of the re-invigorating of progressivism. This is true in the secular as well as the religious world.

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair treatment for all people. Now faith leaders are helping to lead the fight against income inequality.

Elizabeth Warren's Moment

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Warren knows from experience and writes with warmth that every day in America there are boys and girls asking moms and dads why the family car is gone, why the family home was taken away, why Mom or Dad has lost a job, and why so Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, desperately struggling to make ends meet.

Why We Still Need a Feminist Agenda

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

It is disappointing that Congress had an opportunity to make a statement about the status of women in the U.S. with the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead chose to block the bill. But given the historical treatment of women in our nation, it shouldn't be surprising.