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Economic Justice Links

Americans for a Fair Estate Tax - a broad-based non-partisan coalition that advocates reform instead of repeal of the estate tax.

Center for Economic and Policy Research - CEPR was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people?s lives. We work to ensure that the citizenry has the information and analysis that allows it to act effectively in the public interest.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - CBPP is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (CHPP) - CHPP’s goal is to ensure that heirs' receive and exercise the full rights associated with property ownership.

Children's Defense Fund - The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Citizens for Tax Justice - A nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to fair taxation at the federal, state, and local levels.

Economic Policy Institute - The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

Global Exchange

Industrial Workers of the World - A union for all people.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization that works on government taxation and spending policy issues.

Left Business Observer - Left Business Observer is an 8-page more-or-less monthly newsletter on economics and politics in the U.S. and the world at large.

National Bureau Of Economic Research
- a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

National Center on Poverty Law - A legal and policy research, communications, and advocacy organization that provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people.

National Coalition for the Homeless - Our mission is to end homelessness. We focus our work in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

National Committee on Pay Equity - A national membership coalition of over 80 organizations working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.

National Economic Development and Law Center - A multi-disciplinary legal and planning resource center whose mission is to contribute to the abilities of low-income persons and communities to realize their full potential.

National Low Income Housing Coalition LIHIS - NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.

National People's Action - NPA is the tool for neighborhood people to take on corporate America and fat cat Washington Politicians.

National Urban League - The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights.

OMB Watch - OMB Watch was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Palmetto Legal Services - Providing free legal services in civil matters to qualified low income residents of South Carolina Midlands.

Responsible Wealth - Responsible Wealth is a national network of businesspeople, investors and affluent Americans who are concerned about deepening economic inequality and are working for widespread prosperity.

United for a Fair Economy - United for a Fair Economy was founded as a "movement support" organization to provide media capacity, face-to-face economic literacy education, and training resources to organizations and individuals who work to address the widening income and asset gap in our country.


Economic Justice
News And Commentary

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Is war the answer to a depression?

Read transcript at the Real News Network.
Sen. Fritz Hollings:

 The Huffington Post:  They're All Against Jobs
”Who is against jobs in the United States? The big banks, Wall Street, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, Corporate America, the President of the United States, Congress of the United States.”

Economy In Crisis:  Nothing Gets Done
”President Bush cut taxes and approved every spending bill but one. It was vetoed mainly for the stem cell research provision. President Bush increased the national debt by $5 trillion. Increasing the national debt by $5 trillion, Republicans can no longer be called conservative.”
Graham: Blacks and Unemployed Are The Problem
So why doesn't he do something to help?  He could have cut a deal for his vote and actually helped his constituents in South Carolina.

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David Edwards:  Senator cites blacks as disadvantage for his state

Dean Baker:  Unemployment Edges Downward, as Employment Loss Slows
”...the unemployment rate for black teens jumped to 49.4 percent.”
”The employment rate for black teens fell to 14.0 percent, an all-time low.”
The Corporatist

"...the realities of the new corporatized world."

Greatest movie soliloquy ever
CBPP on the Deficits

President Obama Largely Inherited Today’s Huge Deficits
Economic Downturn, Financial Rescues, and Bush-Era Policies Drive the Numbers

Read More at CBPP.

Colbert Conservatism

GOOD:   The Hidden Cost of War

”With his expansion of the Af-Pak war, Barack Obama has now fully established himself as the Bernie Madoff of change and hope.”

Undernews:  AF-PAK MATH

Sue Sturgis:  The Campaign Cash Behind the Afghanistan Escalation

David Sirota :  Afghan Escalation Would Make One-Year Pentagon Budget Almost As Big as Entire 10-Year Health Bill

Jane Slaughter:  Labor Antiwar Group Refocuses on Afghanistan

Paul Reickhoff:  The Forgotten Cost of War: Caring for Veterans

David Sirota:  Colbert conservatism and the military budget
Support Bernie Sanders

From the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Bernanke will you tell American people to whom Fed Res lent $2.2 trillion of their dollars?

Thank Bernie Sanders for standing up to Wall Street and putting a "hold" on Ben Bernanke. Add your name to those who have his back.  The Anti-Fed Fact Sheet
Sounds of Silence

People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.
Paul Simon

Andy Marso:  Sounds of silence? Fees spur venues to scrap live music

Nina Paley:  Am I a Criminal?
”Naturally I keep up on the latest grim developments in copyright law. The new Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act, which unsurprisingly “is strongly backed by the music and movie industries,” would “(allow) for the Department of Justice to bring civil suits against IP infringers.””

Eliot Van Buskirk:  Copyright Time Bomb Set to Disrupt Music, Publishing Industries

Cory Doctorow:  Labels may be losing money, but artists are making more than ever
J-O-B-S Two

Asking only workman's wages I come lookin' for a job,
But I get no offers,
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue.
      -  Paul Simon

Perhaps we should change that to Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.

Joshua Holland:  Why Won't Obama Give You a Job?

Robert Parry:  The Ugly Truth about Jobs

Richard Trumka:  It's Time to Put Jobs First

Dean Baker:  Unemployment Solution: Pay People to Work Shorter Hours


Jim Hightower:  Real Recovery Is Easy to Spell: J-O-B-S

Lizzy Ratner:  Who's Paying for the Recession Most of All? Young Workers

Sam Pizzigati:  A Do-It-Yourself Giant Does It to Workers

Timothy Pratt:  The New Faces of Day Labor

WSWS:  Attendees complain of lack of real jobs at fair

Child and Slave Labor

David Sirota:  From the I Shit You Not File: Business Aims to Relax Bans on Products Made with Child & Slave Labor
Military Spending Costs Jobs

Dean Baker:  Massive Defense Spending Leads to Job Loss

Shamus Cooke:  Rising Military Expenditure: The Coming U.S. Budget Attack

John Byrne:  US pays $400 per gallon for gas in Afghanistan

Mark Ames:  After the Billionaires Plundered Alabama Town, Troops Were Called in ... Illegally
Third Qurater GDP

 The popular Cash for Clunkers program is being credited for leading to a 3.5 percent growth in the GDP this quarter. (Photo: ThreadedThoughts / flickr)

Dean Baker:  Cash for Clunkers Drives Third Quarter GDP Growth

Barry Grey :  GDP figure masks deepening economic crisis


The popular Cash for Clunkers program
is being credited for leading to a 3.5
percent growth in the GDP this quarter.
(Photo: ThreadedThoughts / flickr)
CEPR Analysis

Edwin Park, Judith Solomon, Paul N. Van de Water, Sarah Lueck and January Angeles:  House Health Reform Bill Expands Coverage and Lowers Health Cost Growth, While Reducing Deficits

Edwin Park:  House Health Reform Bill Would Strengthen Medicare

Edwin Park:  House Health Reform Bill Would Help Ensure Affordable, Quality Coverage for Older Adults Aged 55-64

The Black Commentator On Healthcare

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Mark Hurwitt:  Death by Healthcare

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A The Black Commentator Cartoon

29:  Healthcare is A Human Right

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The Black Commentator: Single-Payer Healthcare Series
The Real Story

By Ed Stein

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Rep. Clyburn on "Medicare Part E"
Interview starts at about 3:35.

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The Anti-Woman Health Care System

Meg White:  Is Our Healthcare System Too Broken to Fix?
Research on Low-Income Women Highlights Serious Problems of Eligibility & Access

Wendy Norris:  Media Ignores Women's Health Disparities in Shriver Report

Tresa Baldas:  Advocates Say Being a Woman Is Not a "Pre-Existing Condition"

American insurance companies treat being a woman as a pre-existing condition
SEIU:  Sign the petition to tell Congress to stop their discriminatory practices!

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