On February 19, 2009, just 30 days after President Obama was sworn in, Rick Santelli’s rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched the Tea Party. The conservative establishment worked together with the grassroots to fan the flames of opposition. The resulting tidal wave swept Republicans to power at the national and state […]Read more "Forget Building Our Own Tea Party. The Left Can Win So Much More."
Exclusive access to President Trump might sound good to a CEO, but it comes at a cost to your business. Just ask Uber chief Travis Kalanick. In early February, Kalanick was compelled to step down from Trump’s closed-door economic advisory council after People’s Action and other grassroots groups called for his resignation, and more than 200,000 Uber customers deleted their accounts. […]Read more "Shareholders Showdown: Will Disney Break From The Beast?"
Donald Trump’s campaign is sinking quickly, but GOP support for right-wing authoritarianism is still going strong – particularly in Maine. Days after the Republican presidential candidate suggested during a televised debate that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton should be jailed, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, said that his political opponents should be imprisoned for “attempted murder.” The […]Read more "Maine Governor Goes Full Trump, Calls For Jailing Minimum Wage Advocates"
Grassroots and consumer organizations are in the final days of a giant battle with the payday lending industry, which appears to have pulled out all the stops to protect itself from tough new regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Since March 2015, the CFPB has been working on the first federal rules for the […]Read more "A New Report Reveals The Real Story About Payday Lenders"
The Wisconsin Uprising. Occupy Wall Street. Keystone XL. Black Lives Matter. Add Standing Rock to the list of social movements spreading across the country and reshaping the political landscape. Since April, the Lakota/Dakota Standing Rock Sioux have been holding a spirit camp outside of Cannonball, North Dakota, to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. When […]Read more "Resistance Spreading Like Water Across The Great Plains"
The first real conversation I had with Sarah Jaffe was on a school bus heading out for a series of direct actions — and a few brave arrests — in Washington, DC with 1,000 community leaders from National People’s Action and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. It was one of our biggest events of the year and […]Read more "Talking Necessary Trouble with Sarah Jaffe"
Last week was a bad one for Donald Trump. While the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign feeds on media scandals, the last few days have been over the top: fights with the family of a slain Muslim American soldier and top Republican leadership, potential leaks of top-secret information, even removing babies and silent protesters holding up copies of […]Read more "Whatever Happens to Trump in November, Populism is Here to Stay"