Stewart Acuff

Jul 22

Henry Nicholas: Leavin’ Mississippi

The day the 17 year old Henry Nicholas decided to leave Mississippi the heat was a physical presence making every step an act of will, making each breath shallow. He had no place to

Jun 23

Unions Are Essential To Democracy

Excellent economist David Cay Johnston has just written a great article comparing inequality and the plight of working families coming out of the Great Depression to our era coming out of the Great Recession. “The 90

Jun 18

Just How Massive is CEO Pay?

Minimum wage workers are striking to double the minimum wage to $15 an hour and meanwhile we can’t get a vote in Congress on a very meager $10.10 minimum wage. We all know we

Jun 11

Twin Crises: Inequality & Climate Change

Just recently South African freedom fighter and faith leader Desmond Tutu called for a global boycott and disinvestment campaign against the energy industry. He is calling for an international effort to reduce global climate change

Jun 3

Fighting Inequality

Two well known economists have recently written about the terrible income and wealth inequality. This inequality builds on itself, taking the wealth we create to only the very top of our society while our

May 30

David Koch Wants to Run America

The Koch Brothers have been doing all they can to buy America and to buy your freedom, and to buy the kind of tyranny in this country that we have been warned about for

May 19

25 Men Made More than Every Kindergarten Teacher in America

Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine’s “Rich List” reveals just 25 of the most elite of the Financial Elite–just 25 MALE Hedge Fund Managers–made more than twice as much as ALL kindergarten teachers in America. The

May 15

Saving an America in Crisis

The 2014 campaigns for the US Congress and state governors, even state legislators, city council members and mayors have already begun. Even the Presidential campaign of 2016 has begun. In this critical moment in American

May 6

Seattle just announced a Minimum Wage Hike

The City of Seattle just announced an increase in the minimum wage of the city from $9.32 per hour to $15 an hour over the next few years. Very significantly, the raise will be tied

May 1

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day, my brothers and sisters and comrades here in the US and around the world. Today is the day we celebrate our solidarity and struggle and the victories won through struggle by

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