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Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

February 12, 2014
University of California AFT president Robert Samuels explains it is possible to provide free college education to all U.S. students, and as a consequence solve the student debt problem and the rising costs of tuition

Food Stamps Among The Most Effective Economic Stimulus

October 30, 2013
Wilson: SNAP cuts mean 16 fewer meals a month for a family of three. An expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program instituted under the 2009 federal stimulus will expire on November 1st.  The cut will affect all 48 million recipients of the food stamp program, and translates into 16 fewer meals per month for…

US Drone Wars

October 14, 2013
Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half identified victims thus far are civilians and children

Seattle Teachers' Boycott of High Stakes Tests Spreads

October 9, 2013
Jesse Hagopian, a leader of Garfield High’s historic test boycott, given rare opportunity to challenge corporate education reform policies at the Gate’s funded Education Nation, a testament to the growing national opposition to high stakes testing

Students and Teachers Defend Education

October 9, 2013
Jesse Hagopian, a leader of Garfield High’s historic test boycott, given rare opportunity to challenge corporate education reform policies at the Gate’s funded Education Nation, a testament to the growing national opposition to high stakes testing

Women's Take

September 25, 2013
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Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

August 30, 2013
Vijay Prashad: People who own things have disproportionate economic power in society. We’ve made it impossible to create economic power for workers.