The Taiwan-based giant is downsizing from promises of up to 13,000 new jobs, with 75 percent blue-collar production workers, to now admitting that production workers will compose only 10 percent of a much smaller “technology hub.” Read more


Local ownership of the press matters, as some 1,300 of our towns have learned after Wall Street’s corporate demigods of greed swept in to seize their paper, gut its journalistic mission, and devour its assets. Read more


“If you’re a local retailer or small manufacturer or artist or writer or publisher, you’re watching as your city and state hands your tax dollars to your most ferocious antagonist.” Read more



Anthony Fine

Verizon is among the most brazenly anti-union companies in the wireless industry. Read more

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Tony Webster

Congress is considering whether to continue funding a little known government-funded project, which calls itself “the people’s foundation.” The question is, whose people? Read more



Noah Flora

Nipplegate has a long history in the Global South. Read more


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Akilah Monifa

Our implicit biases may be invisible to us, but they influence our behavior toward others. Read more


A new airline policy for traveling with a support animal requires 48-hours notice—a problem in case of emergencies, which is exactly when one really needs support. Read more


"We've got to help people understand that these puppets have strings, man, and that we're being manipulated." Read more

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A revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed by eleven countries. The U.S. wasn't one of them—but it could be. Read more

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The Schott Foundation is offering a seismic shift in how policy makers, philanthropists and the general public can create better schools. Read more

Public School Shakedown

The NRA has some unexpected openings in its corporate partnership program...and that’s a good thing! Read more




Publicly owned banks are run by an individual municipality, county, or state and must serve the public interest rather than the interests of private shareholders. Read more


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Tribal sovereignty is precarious at best. Indians know that at any point the President, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court could do away with Indian-federal treaties, dismantle reservations, and open up tribal lands to the highest bidder. Read more



Davey MacBain

It was the first time—and likely the last—a state militia was called out in support of a striking union. Why? Because the governor of the state was elected by those very same striking workers and miners. Read more



Liz Cooke

Around the world, low-wage workers are outlining a coherent vision of what a human-centered, post-neoliberal world might look like. Read more


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Teke Wiggin

The intransigent communications giant bodes ill for the future of unions (not to mention net neutrality). Read more


We all get growing inequality for Christmas, hooray! Check out this astounding holiday gift list! Read more


If you want to hide your millions from taxation, just find a willing offshore haven to make your megabucks disappear into a maze of shell corporations. It’s your money, let the little people worry about their silly public roads and icky health care! Read more