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NAFTA

January 2, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers’ wages flat, destroyed US jobs – and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

US Unemployment Insurance

December 11, 2013
Most unemployed persons in US do not receive any insurance, while European countries and Japan offer higher benefit levels that last one to two years

Detroit's Bankruptcy

December 3, 2013
Some of the information provided in this interview was originally published in the 60- page report, “The Detroit Bankruptcy” authored by Wallace Turbeville, which can be downloaded from the “Demos” website: http://www.demos.org/publication/detroit-bankruptcy

Americans Living in Poverty

November 28, 2013
Highest increases of homeless children seen in states like North Carolina where austerity policies predominate

Breathless and Burdened

November 5, 2013
Investigative journalist Chris Hamby on coal miners quest for justice buried by law, medicine, and industry

Adjunct Professors Join National Fight for Better Pay and Benefits

October 23, 2013

Adjunct professors represent 75% of college instructors. This week, they are organizing events in 25 states.

Racism in Israel

October 19, 2013
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.

Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore

October 17, 2013

Port of Baltimore Shutdown: Longshoremen in solidarity with nationwide labor struggle

The Cost of Saving the Planet

October 6, 2013
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change