Jul 20, 2011 | By Mary Henneberry, NETWORK Intern
As a member of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment, NETWORK participated in a Prayer Breakfast on Human Rights and the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more
Jul 20, 2011 | By Page May
I am drawn to the centrality of food in both daily living
and human development. In fact, studying the domestic and global food systems has
become a passion of mine. In my own learning, I have come to conceptualize food as a nexus of the
world’s forces, systems, and histories that both embody inequalities of the
past and perpetuate those injustices today: Food connects to hunger,
inequality, oppression, agriculture, sustainability, power, violence, political
economy AND the hopeful possibilities for future societies.
Jul 15, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara, NETWORK Intern
The American middle class is fast being relegated to the political background by big businesses. Read more
Jul 14, 2011 | By Page May
Executive pay has exploded in recent history. Today, corporate executives make up three-fifths of the richest 0.1
percent of U.S. earners! Recent activity in Congress is pushing to repeal requirements for companies to disclose executive pay as well as the new rules that would require the disclosure of executive to median worker compensation ratios.
Jul 13, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM
Yesterday I wrote a letter to members of the House and members of the Senate expressing concern about the tremendous perils facing our nation as administration and congressional leaders continue to struggle (or play political games) with the full faith and trust in our nation. Read more
Jul 13, 2011 | By Jean Sammon
Get your group to sign a paper version of our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap.
Jul 13, 2011 | By Page May
sign our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the
wealth gap. We want to deliver this petition to the White House
in July, with at least 10,000 signatures.
We believe the growing wealth gap is a crisis that needs White
House attention. We need your help to make this happen!
Jul 12, 2011 | By Page May
The 400 wealthiest families in the U.S. aren’t just filthy rich,
they are downright dirty. Collectively, these households own $1.37 trillion
dollars; a number so high that it’s nearly impossible to comprehend.
Here are 11 shocking things $1.37 trillion can buy that you can’t:
Jul 12, 2011 | By Page May
We all can appreciate that tax policy is complicated. Here
at NETWORK, we must constantly re-evaluate and relect on our stance. Moving forward requires new ideas and hearing from multiple perspectives- So we'd like to hear from you!
Jul 11, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes
What if we cared enough about our wellness as people to run statistics
about it on a ticker in Times Square? In the Philippines, governors compete for prestige by reporting on
and their economic accomplishments, but also their people's rank according to the United Nations' Human Development Index. Government in the US, however, doesn't officially use this data, instead focusing on stock prices and
the GDP to tell us something about the success of our country.