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Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy
by Olivia Rosane
A group of immigrant workers in Manhattan won a union for themselves, partly through collaboration with Occupy Wall Street. Their story suggests a collaborative path forward for the movement.
Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes
The Line—the place people on the bottom are trying to get to and the people on the top are trying to stay above.
Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy
by James Gustave Speth
What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations? A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvis
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners? Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Berg
Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment
by Shannon Hayes
The downsides of doing it all.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj Patel
From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed
by Shannon Hayes
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi Bruce
This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games
by Heidi Bruce
This college football player insisted the University of Virginia invest in living wages for its employees, not new sports enhancements.
Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work
How worker-owned businesses from Cleveland to Spain are nurturing life and jobs outside the corporate framework.
Nurses Fight for a Dose of Tax Justice Nurses Fight for a Dose of Tax Justice
by Sarah Anderson
Before there was Occupy, thousands of nurses were already taking on Wall Street to demand a financial transaction tax.
How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work
by Billy Parish
Millions of us are resigning ourselves to work that hurts us, hurts others, and damages the planet. We’re wasting our greatest assets.
Book Review: We Are Wisconsin Book Review: We Are Wisconsin
by Josh Eidelson
The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen.
2012: The Year of the Cooperative 2012: The Year of the Cooperative
by Jessica Reeder
How an old business model is finding new relevance all over the world.
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