A real post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans would have meant more jobs and public services, not cutbacks and privatization
Serious debates over what the minimum wage should be in various U.S. locales and jurisdictions should start with information on what it actually costs to live in the different places where Americans live.
A report from the streets of Athens on the mood as the country prepares for Sunday’s referendum on austerity
I witnessed the loss of it all. The family house, dad’s shop, everything
The media’s campaign of vilification associates social security with disgrace, and proposes even more humiliation, exhortation, intrusion, bullying and sanctions
The neo-liberal nightmare is not in a distant future; it is here, and only getting worse
In 2013, for the first time, over half of public school students were low-income—and this poverty growth spurt shows little sign of abating
We are incarcerating people for being poor, at great cost to actual human lives
A review of Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Since 2011, the arrogant and ineffective mayor Rahm Emanuel, catered to his rich folks base (with “the actions of a mad king”). And he has treated the majority of Chicagoans with destructive disdain, whether he’s closing their schools, attacking teachers and other public employees, or ignoring police brutality and killing.