What must be done with the banks? Tax them, control them and take them back. Those are the "take-aways" from a talk on the banking system that I gave at an Occupy Toronto rally last weekend.
The just-released 2011 ILO World of Work Report underlines the gravity of the current global employment situation and warns of the need to put job creation first.
Inequality of well-being among families with children is increasing at an even faster rate than income inequality, according to a new study by Peter Burton and Shelley Phipps.
The power of social movements to sweep away ideas solidly embraced by the established order seems to be intuitively grasped by the Occupy Wall Street crowd.
One thing I really like about the Occupy movement is that it is reclaiming mental space. I'm thinking of the focus on the riches gained by the top 1 per cent, and of naming and shaming capitalism.
The year 1848 is noted for the revolutions that swept across much of Europe. Historians in the future may write of the revolutions of 2011.
It is no secret that times of high unemployment and precarious work are especially tough for new and recent entrants to the job market, notably young workers and recent immigrants.
It's about time the lopsided burden of the crisis and its non-recovery sparked a populist rebellion from the progressive side of the spectrum.
The occupations around the world may become a symbol of the moral authority that is a precondition for successful social change movements.
Thanks mostly to the superb campaigning by international development, poverty and environmental activists, there's been remarkable progress in getting Europe to introduce financial transactions taxes.