Anthony D'Adam

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Economics

UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years, says report

Resolution Foundation says inflation, welfare cuts and squeeze on pay will punish least well-off hardest<p>Pressure on the government to help struggling Britons has intensified after a leading thinktank warned that falling living standards for the poor threatened the biggest rise in inequality since …

Economics

Britons to suffer biggest rise in inequality since Margaret Thatcher, warns think tank

Britain is on course for a “major” slowdown in living standards, with families seeing almost no income growth before the next general election, a new …

Why technology is the 'raw material' for fighting economic inequality

History is ruthlessly clear about what happens when too much wealth ends up in the hands of the very few. Even as anger about economic inequality has …

Income Inequality

France's next leader - who will sit at the presidential desk?

France's Socialists have shifted to the left and the conservatives to the right. Who will succeed President Francois Hollande? DW introduces the …

North Africa

France's Benoit Hamon rouses Socialists with basic income plan

<b>He's been called the "French Bernie Sanders". After his decisive win in the first round of France's Socialist party primary, left-wing rebel, Benoit Hamon is suddenly the centre of attention.</b><p>But what do his rapid rise and eye-catching policies say about the future of the French left?<p>With his …

France

Pope Francis: Donald Trump of the left

Donald Trump railed against globalization and conducted an unpredictable, populist campaign — often on Twitter — to win a large and devoted following.<p>…

Christianity

Progressives launch ‘Justice Democrats’ to counter party’s ‘corporate’ legislators

Cenk Uygur, founder of the Young Turks video network that has become virally popular among progressive voters, is launching a project called Justice Democrats to defeat members of the Democratic Party who have cast votes seen as unacceptable.<p>“The aim in 2018 is to put a significant number of …

Middle-class

The Electoral College Blind Spot

Most reporting vastly overstated the strength of Clinton’s “emerging Democratic majority” and missed how it was a potential Electoral College …

Government
Middle-class

A grassroots movement aiming to help Democrats take back the House is going viral

You may have seen this link pop up in your Facebook feed over the weekend:<p>Tens of thousands have joined a new campaign, called Swing Left, that aims to help Democrats win the majority in the House of Representatives in 2018. More than 100,000 people have signed up since Inauguration Day, according …

Women's March on Washington

Higher Rates Of Hate Crimes Are Tied To Income Inequality

In the 10 days after the 2016 election, nearly 900 hate incidents were reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center, averaging out to 90 per day. By …

Income Inequality

Is American Democracy Strong Enough for Trump?

The case against panic.<p>As an American citizen, I have been rather appalled, like many others, at the rise of Donald Trump. I find it hard to imagine a personality less suited by temperament and background to be the leader of the world’s foremost democracy.<p>On the other hand, as a political …

Mainstream Media
Donald Trump

‘We’re learning the lessons that Republicans learned in 2010’: How Democrats plan to rebuild state legislatures

Everyone knows Democrats are in the minority at nearly all levels of government. Nobody in the party seems to know for sure quite how to rebuild. But one strategy has been gaining steam: forget the top-down fixation, say state party advocates. It's time to embrace the reverse.<p>Jessica Post, …

Government

Sanders, joined by Rust Belt Democrats, praises Trump for nixing TPP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), who campaigned hard against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in last year’s Democratic presidential primaries, praised President Trump for an executive order to officially pull the United States out of the deal.<p>“I am glad the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead and gone,” …

Middle-class

The Significance of Millions in the Streets

Saturday’s unprecedented show of opposition punctured a core myth of the Trump presidency. Will it change his behavior? And can it be sustained?<p>George W. Bush campaigned as a uniter, not a divider, then presided for eight polarizing years, provoking protests like the one against the Iraq War on …

Tea Party

Social Media-Powered Berniecrats Try to Move the Party Left

Donald Trump is president, and Senator Bernie Sanders nearly unseated the beltway-est beltway candidate, Hillary Clinton, for the Democratic …

From March to Movement

The Womens March (or should I say Marches) were among the most inspiring events of my lifetime. As a middle aged man who has been marching for social and economic justice since I was very young, I was proud to follow the leadership of strong women expressing not only their determination to protect, …

Middle-class

How to Take Action – and Stay Sane – in the Trump Era

'Direct Action' author L.A. Kauffman discusses how to get motivated and fight burnout, and why "protest works"<p>For more than 35 years, L.A. Kauffman …

Framing
Radio Industry

The Long March Ahead For Democrats

What Saturday’s Women’s Marches tell us about the party’s path back to power.<p>Saturday’s Women’s Marches, which rebuked President Trump on the day …

Des Moines
Middle-class

Sanders backers take over California Democratic Party

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel …

Hamon gets edge as France Socialists debate once more

Pitching universal income and humane EU debt policy, a former education minister has been declared the winner of the Socialists' final TV debate. The …

North Africa

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.<p><b>Standing with some 30,000 people in front of</b> Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of …

Government
Middle-class