#1D: European Day Of Action Against Precariousness And Social Insecurity

This is a call to unemployed and precarious people, workers, retired, students, undocumented migrants, homeless… Let us all demonstrate together on the same day all over Europe against poverty-inducing policies in order to build transnational solidarity and to move forward in the convergence of our various movements.

Economic Optimists And Pessimists

Winner-take-all American elections produce stark choices for voters and activists. You can have plenty of disagreements with a candidate on policies and still support them passionately because the alternative is so stunningly bad. The closer the

Chris Hayes Story Of The Week: The Beauty Of Process

From this Saturday's Up With Chris Hayes, his Story of the Week is a good reminder for anyone who is not thrilled with a lot of the ugliness of our democratic process, or frustrated with dealing with the United Nations -- it sure beats the

Austerity Protesters In Spain Clash With Police

More than a dozen were injured in Madrid on Tuesday after police fired rubber bullets and charged demonstrators who were protesting Spain's plan to further austerity measures...

The 'Powerful Of This Earth' Are Killing Us

The 'Economic Suicides': “I have no solution in front of me." -- Antonis Perris of Greece, unemployed for two years before he took the hand of his 90-year-old mother and climbed to the roof of their apartment building and leapt to their

Stewart: Mitt Romney's Business Practices Too Shady For Italy

After taking a shot at Harry Reid last week for going after Mitt Romney for tax avoidance and refusing to release his tax returns, it appears The Daily Show's Jon Stewart may be having a change of heart over whether that criticism was deserved. He

Morning Open Thread

Good morning, today is Friday, July 27, 2012...TGIF! On this date in: 1694 The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution. 1789 Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of