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Country May Adopt World's Highest Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business

* Swiss to vote on proposed minimum wage on May 18 * Follows votes to curb immigration, executive pay * Poll shows 64 pct reject the measure ...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In her investigations into the causes of blindness, she discovered that poor people were more likely than the rich to be blind, and soon connected the mistreatment of the blind to the oppression of workers, women, and other groups, leading her to embrace socialism, feminism, and pacifism.

Teen Socialist's Big Win

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

A 19-year-old socialist took office last week as the member of a local school board in New Jersey. Pat Noble, a pharmacy clerk, was sworn-in as a ...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'w...

Why Has Milwaukee Forgotten Victor Berger?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Unless we know our history, we will have little understanding of how far we have come, how we got here, and how that progress was made thanks to the moral convictions and political skills of great Americans like Victor Berger.

Lessons Learned From Sunday's French Elections

Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

A victory for François Hollande, a disappointment for Sarkozy and a triumph for Marine Le Pen; the first-round of French elections have been enlighte...

Arthur Delaney

Socialist Party Derides Rick Perry 'Fairy Tale' Of Obama As Socialist

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

The Socialist Party USA is more than a little skeptical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's claim Sunday that President Barack Obama belongs in their ranks. ...

Will Occupy Wall Street Be Co-opted?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The success of every radical movement in American history has occurred when it is co-opted by the forces of reform.

In Dutch Election Economy Could Trump Muslim, Immigration Fears

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

The Dutch election has been the most difficult in years to handicap as daily headlines about the global economy now seemingly trump fears of Islamic encroachment.

France Regional Elections: Socialist Party Crushes Sarkozy's UMP

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The long-flailing French left made a big-time comeback Sunday, crushing Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives in regional elections colored by...

Bank Of North Dakota:'Socialist' State-Owned Bank Is Thriving During Downturn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) The Bank of North Dakota - the nation's only state-owned bank - might seem to be a relic. But now officials in other states are wondering if it ...

Should the French Socialist Party Die?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Am I right to say of today's Socialist Party that it is the "large corpse falling backward" that Jean-Paul Sartre has already diagnosed?

G-20 Protest Photos (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Photojournalism by Vicki Coe, Paula Goes, Steve Punter, Reynaldo Trombetta, and John Wood. An estimated 35,000 protesters marched outside Westminster...

Spain Votes In National Elections

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spain's 35 million voters are deciding whether to return the ruling Socialists to power in general elections. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapa...