Archive for the ‘And Beyond…’ Category

The Fair Food Program

Posted on: July 10th, 2014

The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Goes Global

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

Service workers in 33 countries protested for an increased minimum wage on May 15th.

CIA says it will stop doing fake vaccination campaigns

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

Vaccination campaigns in the Middle East have struggled since revelations in 2011 that the CIA used such campaigns to gather information. President Obama now says that will never happen again.

Myanmar activists launch anti-‘hate speech’ campaign

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

“Pan Zagar” (flower speech) campaign uses social media and public events to urge others to “watch what we say so that hate between mankind does not proliferate.”

The New Abolitionism

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

Maryland Raises Minimum Wage to $10.10

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

State by state, minimum wage standards are rising to better meet the needs of workers. However, there is still much work to be done.

Overwork And Its Costs: The U.S. in International Perspective

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

Americans work more hours than just about any other country in the world. What does this mean for our productivity and our lives?

UN Commission on the Status of Women Releases New Declaration

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

Progress towards goals of gender equality and empowerment of women remains “slow and uneven.”

Making Transit Better Isn’t Enough. Driving Needs to Be Worse.

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

“If driving continues to be the fastest and most convenient way of getting almost everywhere, people will continue to drive.”

Payday Loan “Reform” Leaves Much to Be Desired

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

Bloggers at Consumer Reports critique efforts to reform the payday lending industry in several states.