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19 Young Activists Changing America

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Who are the young radicals and reformers among us now whose names may not be well-known to the general public, but whose activism is leading the country in a more progressive direction?

Watch: Saving Democracy Is Up to Citizen Activists

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

JPMorgan Chase will reportedly pay $13 billion to settle civil charges around its alleged manipulation of mortgage securities -- a series of shady business deals that five years ago crippled homeowners and helped trigger the meltdown that threatened the world's economy. And that's just the tip of a REALLY big iceberg.

An Oasis in a Food Desert

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

On this week's Moyers & Company, historian and author Peter Dreier tells us that the current political crisis is fraught with possibility for progressives in America -- and shares the reasons he continues to be optimistic.

Memo to Barack Obama and Social Justice Activists: New Book Explains Why Movements Need Insiders and Outsiders

John Atlas | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
John Atlas

What would have happened if, when Occupy Wall Streeters had taken over Zuccotti Square and the OWS leaders went beyond direct action and pressured Obama to support their cause with specific demands?

Picking the Greatest American Progressives: A Book Review

Jack Rothman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Jack Rothman

Teddy Roosevelt carried out imperialist wars, FDR imprisoned Japanese-American civilians in internment camps, and Lyndon Johnson expanded and intensified the Vietnam War. These men can claim valuable achievements, but how do their unjust misdeeds figure in?

LA's New Jobs Chief

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Petro

What characteristics make a city more or less business friendly? Is it simply low tax rates and minimal regulation? The Los Angeles County Business Federation would say yes.

ACORN is the New Dirty Word

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The attack on ACORN isn't about fighting corruption. If it was, then dozens of corporations with federal contracts far larger than ACORN's would be under investigation now.

Obama Organizing Advisers Rap Health Care Push

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It does seem like the August doldrums are renewing the progressive appetite for pushing Obama -- even the House Progressive Caucus is starting to channel its inner Evan Bayh and actually threaten to withhold votes.