Working. Poor. In our US of A, those words ought never be juxtaposed. The very concept of paying poverty wages in the richest nation in the history of the planet is an abomination--a mark of societal failure. Yet, not only have millions of our people been shoved into the abyss of the working poor, but our soulless corporate and political elites tell us to get used to it, for the Walmartization of work is our nation's future.
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This is not judicial activism, it's judicial radicalism – a
black-robed political coup over America's historic democratic ideals. Five
men have just overthrown the power of the people's vote, enthroning
corporate money as supreme in all of our country's elections. Jefferson,
Madison, and the... [read more]
We are nearly speechless (rare in our office), and thrilled to announce that Hightower is the recipient of the 2009 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Below are the full details in a press release sent out this morning.
Combined with... [read more]
On Sunday, 8/24, Hightower appeared on stage in Denver at Live From Main Street's"So You Say You Want Change: Exploring the Conflicts and Opportunities Ahead" Hosted by Laura Flanders -- with guests Van Jones, Donna Edwards, and many... [read more]