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“This is a Peaceful Protest” “This is a Peaceful Protest”
Video: What's it like in the Wisconsin capitol?
Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison
In Madison, Wisconsin, a workers' uprising is resulting in some clever slogans.
 Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising? Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?
by Sarah van Gelder
It took a while, but protests in Wisconsin show that poor and middle class Americans are ready to push back against the policies and cuts that hurt them most. Madison may be only the beginning.
Wisconsin: Solidarity Among Workers … And Football Players Wisconsin: Solidarity Among Workers … And Football Players
by Dave Zirin
As Wisconsin's public workers fight to keep their wages and bargaining rights, they're joined by others involved in a labor struggle: their Super Bowl champion neighbors.
Organics and the Science of Farming Organics and the Science of Farming
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Some say that organic farming means going "backwards." These farmers think otherwise.
The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union
by Robert Reich
The problem isn't "competitiveness"—it's inequality.
A Hands-On New Year A Hands-On New Year
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs: The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.
Fixing the Future Fixing the Future
Video: David Brancaccio's full documentary as he travels the country to visit communities that are changing their economy in unique ways.
Working in the Shadows Working in the Shadows
by Carlos Jimenez
A year undercover in the jobs most Americans won't do.
Don’t Compromise Social Security Don’t Compromise Social Security
by Doug Pibel
What the tax compromise could mean for the future of Social Security.
Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown
Video: How this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
French Revolutions French Revolutions
by Rick Wolff
In France, the government’s response to the economic crisis has sparked massive protests. What do they mean for the U.S.?
One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War
by Phyllis Bennis
At the historic One Nation Working Together march, activists made the connection between unemployment and our outsize military budget.
Students Score Victory for Honduran Workers Students Score Victory for Honduran Workers
by Valerie Schloredt
How the "Just Pay It!" campaign on college campuses leveraged $1.5 million for Nike garment workers.
10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem 10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
by Fran Korten
Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?
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