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Executive Paywatch

The average CEO pay of companies in the S&P 500 Index rose to $12.94 million in 2011. Overall, the average level of CEO pay in the S&P 500 Index increased 13.9% in 2011, following a 22.8% increase in CEO pay in 2010.

Find out why CEO pay MATTERS. Find out how it starves the 99% and feeds the 1%.

People's World

Peoples World is a daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker. Published by Long View Publishing Co., People's World reports on the movements for jobs, peace, equality, democracy, civil rights and liberties, labor, immigrant, LGBT and women's rights, protection of the environment, and more.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.


Truthout is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing independent news and commentary on a daily basis. In order to remain free of bias and adhere to high editorial standards, we accept no advertising or corporate backing. Instead, we depend on our readers to support our work.

Public Policy Polling

Public Policy Polling was formed to measure and track public opinion in an affordable way.

Fact Check

Fact Check is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)

The Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) is a network of state and regional multi-issue research, policy, and advocacy organizations. The network currently includes 59 organizations in 44 states, and more than 25 national partners. EARN is coordinated by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and works with a broad range of other national organizations.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

National Priorities Project

National Priorities Project is a national non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to making complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

Citizens for Tax Justice

Citizens for Tax Justice is a 501 (c)(4) public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation.

CTJ's mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws. Against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy, CTJ fights for:
•Fair taxes for middle and low-income families
•Requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share
•Closing corporate tax loopholes
•Adequately funding important government services
•Reducing the federal debt
•Taxation that minimizes distortion of economic markets

The Center for Popular Economics

The Center for Popular Economics is a non-profit collective of over 80 economists from a wide range of economic perspectives and with an even wider range of expertise, all dedicated to building a just, sustainable and viable economy.

Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

They also make wicked good charts.





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