Dayton Martindale is a freelance writer and former associate editor at In These Times. His work has also appeared in Boston Review, Earth Island Journal, Harbinger and The Next System Project. Follow him on Twitter: @DaytonRMartind.
The Case Against Industrial Animal Agriculture in 10 Statistics
The pandemic has slowed the growth of meat consumption around the world. Scientists argue we need to keep that trend going.
10 Ways Remote Learning Is Failing Our Students
Returning to in-person learning poses many risks. So does staying at home.
11 Statistics That Show Racism Is Entrenched in Our Healthcare System
Covid-19 is disproportionately harming Black Americans. This is not an exception, but the rule.
9 Statistics That Show What a Miserable Failure the CARES Act Is
Major bailouts went to big corporations, giving them lasting security, while the rest of us got a temporary Band-Aid.
10 Signs That Prove Big Pharma Could Care Less About Your Health
Drug companies are lobbying to protect their right to profit from any future Covid-19 vaccine.
A Federal Jobs Program for Contact Tracing
To safely reopen the economy, we need a public health corps. Here's how to build it.
Fake Meat Is All the Rage—And It Can Help Us Fight Climate Change
A case for the Impossible: the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Why “High Hopes” Is the Perfect Dance Song for the Buttigieg Campaign
It’s a meritocratic fantasy.
This Isn’t the First Time the United States Has Abandoned the Kurds
In 2014, the United States used Kurdish fighters to beat back ISIS, at great human cost, then left them behind.
Any Good Climate Plan Must Address Poverty and Racism
Why climate justice advocates have been demanding this since long before the Green New Deal.
Why We Need Young People To Run the Country—And Why I’m Voting for Bernie Anyway
You can't trust anyone over 30 years in office. Except maybe one.
Hold the Applause. Biden’s Climate Plan Is Mostly Fluff.
Biden avoids taking on the fossil fuel industry by relying on vague promises and unproven technologies.
Why We Devoted an Entire Issue to Climate Change
The most ambitious climate proposal ever seen on Capitol Hill is a call to action. We need to answer the call.
Actually, We Don’t Need To Grow the Economy
Protecting the planet requires scaling down, not up.
Portrait of the Environmentalist as a Young Arsonist
Abby Geni's new novel, The Wildlands, explores means and ends in the fight for animal and Earth liberation.
Why Keith Ellison and Jeremy Corbyn Think We Should Cap CEO Pay
Does it make sense for a boss to earn more than 200 times what a worker does? The case for a maximum wage.
Is Your Job Bullshit? David Graeber on Capitalism’s Endless Busywork
In his new book, the anarchist and anthropologist looks at why almost 40 percent of us think our jobs are meaningless.
Universal Basic Income: A Primer
Here’s why everyone’s demanding free money from the government.
Kim Stanley Robinson Makes the Socialist Case for Space Exploration
In an interview, the leftist sci-fi author argues that democratic space science is crucial to saving Earth.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Made the Case for Reparations—Here’s Who Is Making the Plan
Black scholars and organizers are thinking beyond just a check.
A Brief Case for Guaranteed Housing
Why housing should be a human right.
A Socialist Case for Curbing Consumption To Stop Climate Change
Combating extractive capitalism is crucial. So is taking the bus.
That Time When Virginia Woolf Called for Wages for Housework
Does the Natural World Needs Its Own Bill of Rights?
Why environmentalists are working to grant rivers and mountains legal status.
A Brief Case for Prison Abolition
We know prisons are racist, classist and abusive. Are they also obsolete?
Building an Alternative to Capitalism From the Ground Up
A primer on the solidarity economy.
Want a Radical Alternative to Trump’s Immigration Agenda? Try Open Borders.
It's not just a pipe dream.
Single-Payer Healthcare In 5 Minutes Or Less
Everyone is getting behind this prescription for a better healthcare system. But what is it exactly?
Democratic Socialism in 5 Minutes or Less
From Rosa Luxemburg to Bernie Sanders, a beginner’s guide.
The Abolitionist of Walden Pond
Two hundred years after his birth, Henry David Thoreau is as relevant as ever.
Don’t Mine What’s Ours
How a public-lands populism can fight Trump and the GOP.
Toward a Real-Life Zootopia
How a fuller conception of freedom can help humans and others coexist.
Defending the Commons: 40 Years of In These Times
As the corporate assault on the environment grow, so does the movement against it.
An Indigenous Organizer at Standing Rock Speaks on Police Repression, Climate Chaos and Donald Trump
The water protectors at Standing Rock are still defiant in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Listen, Omnivore! A Vegan’s Plea for Common Ground
We Got the Whole World in Our Hands, E.O. Wilson Says We Should Give Half of it Back
Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change and How Political Activism Can Help Us Find Happiness
The longtime writer and activist discusses the hope found in uncertainty, her experience at the Paris climate talks, the role of the writer and more.
Lessons from the Original War on Coal: Class Conflict and the Fossil Economy
Veganic: Do Organic Farming and Urban Food Justice Have Room for Animal Rights?
Our Planet is Facing a New Mass Extinction: Can This Book Help Stop It?
Human Ego and the Grizzly Bear: Is the West Big Enough?
Vatican Country: American Farmers on the Agricultural Message of Pope Francis
The Stolen Children of Maine: Native Wabanaki Seek Truth, Reconciliation Amidst a Cultural Genocide
How Columbia Became the First University to Divest from Private Prisons
Thanks to relentless student pressure, more than a year of rallies, protests and sit-ins proved too much to ignore.
Beating Swords into Plowshares, Poison Gas into Pesticides
The Prison Complex
New Lawsuit Alleges Systemic Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Illinois
Ag-Gag Laws: The Less You Know The Better