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Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Our welfare reform experiment is little more than a confidence trick in which poor people get shuffled this way and that while their lives remain essentially unchanged.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2011, Source: Mondoweiss

Richard Goldstone's recent op-ed stirred controversy, but it can't undo the powerful effect his report has had on the international discourse on Israel-Palestine.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011, Source: The Nation

"I was forced to go to the court as I did not find any open minds, ears, or hearts from the Israeli government. I did my best for about two years to settle it peacefully."

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: The Nation

Bill would provide basic protections to many of the estimated 200,000 nannies, housekeepers and eldercare-givers who labor in New York State.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Environmental destruction is making it harder and harder to protect coastal dwellers and their communities.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: The Nation

White parishes are zoning minorities out of neighborhoods all over New Orleans.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

Domestic workers in America are among the most economically exploited and vulnerable to abuse by their employers.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2006, Source: New York Observer

Boob-job warriors cite their "choice" to get the surgery.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2003, Source: The Nation

This isn't the first time for human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay. Ten years ago, the U.S. detained almost 300 Haitian refugees, without charges, for a year and a half.