Cole Stan­gler writes about labor and the envi­ron­ment. His report­ing has also appeared in The Nation, VICE, The New Repub­lic and Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Times. He lives in Paris, France. He can be reached at cole[at]inthesetimes.com. Fol­low him @colestangler.
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The Labour Left Is Poised to Take Power If It Can Move Past One Roadblock: Brexit
The Labour Party's left flank is preparing for its best shot at governing in a generation. But the Brexit dilemma threatens to fracture the party's electorate.
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What the Yellow Vests Have in Common with Occupy
Inside the mass protests that are rocking France.
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Meet the Coalition Building a Global Union Movement Against Capitalism
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Berniecrats Score Another Major Win Against the Democratic Establishment
Under proposed reforms pushed by backers of Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential primary would take place on a much fairer playing field than in 2016.
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Mélenchon’s Campaign To Transform French Politics From the Left
The Bernie Sanders of France offers a progressive populist program to remake the Republic.
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How the Democratic Establishment Beat Back Keith Ellison’s DNC Bid
Despite the setback, progressives remain determined to democratize the party and empower the left wing.
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Walmart, Nike and Others Decline to Back $40 Monthly Wage Hike in Cambodia’s Garment Industry
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French Workers Step Up Labor Strikes: “With This Law, We’re Going Toward a Catastrophe”
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How the Left Can Stop Trump
The Right failed. It's up to us now.
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The Upside of a Republican Congress
Progressives face a 'tough slog,' but so do Obama's pro-corporate trade deals.
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“This Will Have a Ripple Effect Across the Country”: State of New York Bans Fracking
After years of pushing in New York, environmental activists have finally chalked up a victory against hydraulic fracturing.
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Lame-Duck Congress Nears Last-Minute Vote On Sweeping Pension Reform
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Richard Trumka Sounds Optimistic Note In Spite Of Republican Midterm Shellacking
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Building Trades Chief Lauds Fracking Boom, Shrugs Off Environmental Concerns
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Hundreds of Thousands of Climate Marchers Make History
Sunday's climate change protest in New York was bigger than the 1963 March on Washington. What's next?
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Naomi Klein’s New Book Is a Manual for a Movement
This Changes Everything argues that only grassroots movements, not politicians or the 1%, can prevent climate disaster.
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‘All of Us Feel Absolutely Betrayed’
In last-minute compromise, Colorado Dems squelch anti-fracking ballot measures.
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What Happens in Geneva…
The mammoth global "free trade" agreement you've never heard of.
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Spoiler Alert, Connecticut: Jon Pelto Says He Isn’t One
Meet the blogger and former legislator who just might be incumbent Governor Dan Malloy's worst enemy.
Labor
BNSF Railway Engineers to Ride Solo
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All Aboard for Net Neutrality
Why the Internet should be regulated like the railroads.
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The Oil Industry Hits an Unexpected Roadblock
A small city in Maine strikes a blow against Canadian tar sands extraction.
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Freedom Summer at 50
Amid commemorations, Southern activists aim to rekindle the voting rights movement.
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BREAKING: House To Push Back Against Military Action in Iraq
Members of Congress want to send a clear message to Obama: They won't stand for another war.
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Making Sense of Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Is the EPA's proposal to reduce carbon emissions really a game-changer?
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Monkey Wrenching the Frackers
Radical environmentalists prepare to fight gas export terminal through direct action.
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As “Transportation Cliff” Nears, Unions Rally for Public Transit
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Run, Bernie, Run—But As What?
Dems, Greens, independents and socialists are courting Vermont’s junior senator.
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Oligarchy Enshrined
Why the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon ruling is good news for the super-rich and bad news for progressive Democrats.
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The Political Legacy of Tim Carpenter
A tribute to the radical Democrat and "ultimate organizer."
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‘Cowboy Indian Alliance’ Takes a Stand Against Keystone XL
Ranchers, tribal communities, allies and activists camp out in Washington to protect their land.
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Official Tipped Off Hess Rail Yard About Oil-Carrier Inspection
Emails cast doubt on the integrity of a federal crackdown on unsafe shipping practices.
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Lobbyists Deceptively Claim the Public Favors Fast-Tracking Trade Agreements
Critics say the much-hyped opinion polls relied on tricky phrasing to create an impression of voter support.
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Gas Export Push Gains Steam, Bulldozing Environmental Concerns
The Senate and House Energy Committees call to fast-track liquefied natural gas exports.
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Keystone XL Gets Electoral
Green candidates are cropping up all over the 'red' state of Nebraska.
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Conflict in Ukraine Could Be a Boon for Big Gas
A slew of bills in Congress would expedite permits for liquefied natural gas exports.
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Right-Wing Union Busters Take a Victory Lap After Chattanooga, Crediting Community Outreach
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Budget Battles: Beyond Obama vs. Ryan
The Congressional Progressive Caucus hopes to shift the annual budget debates away from austerity.
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How Social Security Was Saved
Progressive groups and their allies in Congress win one for the people.
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Kentucky’s Keystone XL
Nuns, landowners and environmentalists take on the union-backed Bluegrass Pipeline.
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Thousands Rally Against Keystone XL as Obama Faces Decision
The two-year-plus political drama is nearing its climax.
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Angering Environmentalists, AFL-CIO Pushes Fossil-Fuel Investment
Labor's Richard Trumka has gone on record praising the Keystone pipeline and natural gas export terminals.
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Hated on the Left, the TPP Draws Conservative Foes
A ragtag right-wing coalition opposes fast-tracking the deal they call 'Obamatrade.'
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Coal-ateral Damage
Appalachian environmentalists call a proposed 110-mile expressway ‘mountaintop removal disguised as a highway.’
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The Next Corporate-Friendly Trade Pact
With the TPP facing Congressional scrutiny, the U.S. presses forward on another deal.
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Top Pipeline Regulator: Lack of Oversight ‘Keeps Me Up At Night’
Some 200,000 miles of gathering lines go entirely unregulated.
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David Horowitz: ‘Conservatives Are So F**king Well-Mannered’
America’s preeminent leftist-turned-neoconservative talks politics with In These Times.
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An Outsider on the Inside
Though battling terminal illness, Tim Carpenter is still busy moving Congress left.
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