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Harvest of Empire, a History of Latinos in America: Interview with Democracy Now! Co-Host Juan Gonzalez

Immigration to the U.S. is a consequence of changes in Latin America brought about by the U.S. Latin American Empire.

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Working for the Weekend: Putting full employment at the center of a new left-wing strategy

Jobs and the U.S. Economy: Understanding the February 2013 Unemployment Report

So, what’s not to like about the US economy?  The stock market is making all time (nominal) highs, corporate profits at record levels, housing prices rising – well, maybe there’s still the question of jobs: the lack thereof. 

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Celebrate International Women's Day, a Socialist Tradition

Cancel the Sequester; Create Jobs!

Statement of the DSA National Political Committee.

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Québec Students Strike for Free Higher Education: Interview with Jérémie Bédard-Wien

Québec student leader Jérémie Bédard-Wien attended the recent Young Democratic Socialists student conference in New York city as an official representative of the Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ), formerly CLASSE, the national student organization formed to stop tuition hikes in Québec. Jérémie has acted as treasurer, co-spokesperson, and member of the executive committee of ASSÉ, and he sat down after the plenary session for an interview with Democratic Left.

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The Other America Through a Feminist Lens

Michael Harrington’s The Other America (TOA) is rightly given credit for recognizing the poor who were invisible to 1950s affluent society and for spurring LBJ’s War on Poverty. The result was a real and sustained decline in poverty. Among the poor, TOA’s biggest impact was on senior citizens. With the creation of Medicare, members of the over-65 age group (disproportionately female) went from 50% more likely than the rest of the population to be poor to 50% less likely. But despite Harrington’s illumination of the invisible poor, his lamp left a huge shadow that obscured a fundamental characteristic of the poor, both then and now: they are more likely to be women than men.

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The Death of a Yuppie Dream: The Real Story Behind the Crash and Burn of America's Managerial Class

Every would-be populist in American politics purports to defend the “middle class,” although there is no agreement on what it is. Just in the last couple of years, the “middle class” has variously been defined as everybody, everybody minus the 15 percent living below the federal poverty level; or everybody minus the very richest Americans. Mitt Romney famously excluded “those in the low end” but included himself (2010 income $21.6 million) along with “80 to 90 percent” of Americans.

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