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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…

"The World According to Monsanto"

October 29, 2013
Timothy Wise: Anti-GMO activists in Mexico score a major, if tentative, victory.

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism

Federal Contractors Employ More Low-Wage Workers Than Walmart and McDonald’s Combined, While Paying Top Execs. $24 billion

September 26, 2013

Workers and legislators demand President Obama sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees.

Canada’s Government Silences Scientists, Sides With Corporate Interests

September 24, 2013

Climate scientists were muzzled from speaking to the press, causing an 80 percent decrease in the coverage of environmental stories

Walmart Gets Clearance to Open Doors in DC

September 18, 2013

DC City Council strikes down a living wage at America’s largest private employer, despite public’s support for $12.50/hour wage

The US Has Lowest Minimum Wage and Most Young People Without Jobs Among Wealthiest Countries

August 13, 2013

Over 100 economists sign petition to raise the minimum wage

Why are the bees dying?

August 1, 2013

With a third of food production dependent on bees, a new study finds out the reason behind the sharp decline in their population

Thousands Strike Greek Gov’t Pulling the Plug on State TV

June 14, 2013

Costas Lapavitsas: State TV shutdown affront to democracy, time is ripe for Left to gain power

Democrat’s Vision for Economy is GOP-Lite

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Obama attitude towards debt and austerity policies accepts the same underlying assumptions as the Republicans