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Who will pay for everybody's free college?

A tax on Wall Street speculation will not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, it will substantially lower interest rates on college debt.



Report refutes Emanuel's austerity agenda for Chicago

Proposals for getting Chicago's finances back on track without unconstitutional grabs at retiree pensions, cuts to vital services, and toxic bank fees.


The big money: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election, he wasted no time cashing in on new opportunities.


Congress pressed to pass Wall Street “Robin Hood tax”

 "With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."


Robin Hood Tax protests coming to NYC on Sept. 17

Robin Hood and his merry men and women are demanding a tax on the 1 percent next week on the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.


Demonstrators tell Wall Street: Pay your taxes

"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."


Sneak attack on financial regulations underway on Capitol Hill

A sneak attack against financial re-regulation - undoing the reforms imposed on Wall Street and similar finaglers after the 2008 crash - is underway on Capitol Hill.


Reforming Wall Street is a job for the American people

One has to ask if Wall Street has learned anything at all. But then again: why would they?

West Coast ports shut down in protest

Nearly 1,000 rank-and-file workers and others marched on the Port of Portland, Ore., to shut down "Wall Street on the Waterfront."


Despite attack ads, Elizabeth Warren gains steam (with video)

Elizabeth Warren's campaign to defeat tea-party darling Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., has surged to frontrunner status.

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