Common Security Clubs: A Facilitator Training Workshop

Common Security Clubs: A Facilitator Training Workshop

What is a Common Security Club? It’s a new way for group leaders and trainers to help people help themselves in these troubled times. These are challenging times for all of us. The economic meltdown and concerns about the health of the planet have left people...

The Year of Living Dangerously

Get ready for a rocky year. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos and political unrest. Start with a simple fact: the prices of...

The Age of Vulnerability

If you are wondering what the Wall Street crash did for U.S. credibility abroad, listen to this. In the middle of the pain and suffering of the global economic and food crises of 2009, a group of South Asian economists and policy makers met in India and mocked the...
Toward a Moral Economy with Chuck Collins

Toward a Moral Economy with Chuck Collins

With Congress deadlocked over the future of the Bush-era tax cuts, what are the prospects for progressive tax policies? How serious is the deficit issue – and what are progressive proposals to reduce it? What type of tax and revenue system will move us toward a...
Glimpse Into the Book Signing and Adventures of Unemployed Man

Glimpse Into the Book Signing and Adventures of Unemployed Man

Dress up for this year’s Halloween took a uniquely creative and progressive twist last Sunday at theBusboys & Poets on 14th and V Streets. People were asked to wear their favorite political superhero or super villain costume for a contest and also a...
The Adventures of Unemployed Man

The Adventures of Unemployed Man

Come down to Busboys & Poets on Halloween to witness experience this action-packed story in The Adventures Of Unemployed Man—a fearless, brilliant, and provocative book that astounds with incisive wit and amazes with stunning insights into the desperate...

60 Second Expert: Obama’s Failures

The progressive dilemma at this time of political crisis is not one of vision. We have identified the key fundamental values needed to construct an alternative to the abundantly discredited neoliberal world older. But on a tactical level we have failed to translate...
Lessons of the Obama Debacle

Lessons of the Obama Debacle

The problem with us progressives as this time of crisis is not that we lack an alternative paradigm to pit against the discredited neoliberal paradigm. No, the elements of the alternative based on the values of democracy, justice, equality, and environmental...

Job Training Partnership Program: Step Towards the Right Direction?

Catherine Rampell of The New York Times reported over the weekend: As part of efforts to address record-high levels of long-term unemployment, President Obama plans to announce a new national public-private partnership on Monday to help retrain workers for jobs that...

From the Frontlines: June 28, 2010

SCOTUS is on a roll today, between its significantly harmful gun ban ruling and a rejection of a lower-court ruling that tobacco companies violated racketeering laws by selling a product they knew was harmful. Oil can’t rain from the sky, finds MoJo’s Kate...
G-20: Forum for International Non-Cooperation?

G-20: Forum for International Non-Cooperation?

The G-20 has declared itself the “premier forum for international economic cooperation.” As President Barack Obama and his counterparts head into their summit in Toronto this weekend, however, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of cooperating going...

Black America: The Economic State of Emergency

IPS scholar Dedrick Muhammad will speak on the human face of the racial divide and the economic crisis. Schedule: Welcome: Rick Adams, Chair of the IBW Board of Directors and Convener for the Commission Overview and Introduction of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential...
Tax Wall Street to Pay for Jobs

Tax Wall Street to Pay for Jobs

Yesterday, the Senate rejected an urgently needed jobs bill that would reauthorize several expired necessary stimulus programs, including the extension of unemployment benefits. The bill failed 45-52, with 12 Democrats voting against it. Senator Ben Nelson, one of the...