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Black Lives Matter Movement and Opportunities Deprived Go Hand In Hand

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

What does it say about the value of Black lives when too many of those lives are in crumbling schools, drinking poisoned water, finding themselves chronically unemployed, or wasting away in prison?

21 Organizations Fighting for Labor Rights in the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

From farmworkers to restaurant servers, the food system employs millions of laborers around the world to pick, package, transport, deliver, and cook our food every day. Of the 3 billion workers in the world's labor force, about 40 percent are employed in agriculture alone, according to the International Labor Organization of the United Nations (ILO).

Exciting Ideas Driving Progressive Organizing

Mike Lux | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

While policy discussion in the traditional media confines of D.C. conventional wisdom is depressingly narrow, the progressive movement is bubbling with not only big and bold policy ideas but energy as to how to push them even in the face of Republican control of many of the levers of government power.

Renewing America's Labor Movement

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

People are searching for a way to transform an economic system that benefits the few over the many. They are searching for fairness, opportunity, justice and real change. I believe that search can and should lead to the labor movement.

Walmart Ad Leads To Death Threats For 'Dirty Jobs' Host

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” said in a Facebook post Monday that he has received death threats over his involvement in a...

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

Walmart vs. Windy: The Sound of Lies

Al Norman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Walmart likes to say "our people make the difference." Aubretia Maria Edick is one of those Walmart people who wants to 'make a difference' in how her employer treats its 1.3 million American workers.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader Leaves AFL-CIO To Head Community Organizing Network | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of how organized labor is trying to spread its roots more broadly in the progressive movement, Fred Azcarate, a longtime labor...

Democracy in Action, From the Coffeehouse to the Statehouse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

Politicians love to extol the virtues and the values of hard work--in their stump speeches, press releases, and in debates. But how many of them are going to bat legislatively for those who work hard for a living?

Wal-Mart At 50: A Crisis of Governance

Al Norman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart may have entered the Golden Years, but its self-dealing and covers ups have seriously tarnished the brand, and put its "independent" governance in a state of crisis.

Jason Cherkis

Ninety-Nine Percent Power: Activists Ready To Launch Dozens of Shareholder Demonstrations | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited a national conversation on income inequality, corporate ties to conservative legislat...

Watch: Is the Future of Social Activism Here Now?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers


Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta, Unions Fight AT&T Layoffs, Start New Camp | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta launched a surprise protest against AT&T Monday, staging a sit-in at the communication giant's Southeast headquarters in ...

Occupy Philadelphia: An Uplifting Experience

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Although media types would have us believe the Occupy crowd is an angry, frustrated mob, that was not my experience at all -- at least not in Philadelphia. It was more of a celebratory atmosphere.

New York City Says "Don't be Related to Walmart!"

Matt Ryan | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Matt Ryan

Nearly a hundred singing and dancing New Yorkers converged on Related's lobby to let the mega-developer know we don't want it opening the floodgates for Walmart to take over our city.

Dear Glenn Beck: It's Not Conspiracy. It's Courage.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Glenn Beck has made a startling discovery. People are working together to make change!

Walmart Won't Fix New York, New Yorkers Will

Matt Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Ryan

Across the country, we've seen that when Walmart sets up shop in poor neighborhoods, they do more harm than good. Nationally, when Walmart enters a new market, it kills three jobs for every two jobs it "creates."

Unemployed Action Center Aims To Unite, Assist Jobless Chicagoans

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago chapter of Jobs With Justice debuted a new component to its efforts to organize the jobless yesterday by opening the doors to what the gro...

As Poverty Rate Jumps, Jobs With Justice, PDA Highlight Jobs Emergency in 100 Cities

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

There's at least one important jobs bill that realistically could get still get passed in this Congress: the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families emergency fund through which 37 states have provided subsidized jobs

Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street

John Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cavanagh

With public anger at its height, this is the moment to shrink Wall Street and restore it to its proper role in serving the financial needs of small businesses and ordinary Americans.

ACORN Helps Lead Progressive Action to Pass A Stimulus Package

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Because of reality facing America's low- and moderate-income communities, ACORN members and their neighborhoods function as the canaries in our nation's economic coal mine.