What a Just Transition Would Actually Mean for Workers
If there can be a Superfund for toxic dirt, there should be one for workers.
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Social Abstinence Is Not a Sustainable Pandemic Response
The "just say no" approach isn't working. But here's what might.
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Want a Real Election This Fall? Enact Vote-by-Mail.
Mail-in voting could be crucial to a safe and fair election this fall.
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Is the Present Too Much? It’s a Good Time To Take Up Afrofuturism.
Marvel's 'Black Panther,' Octavia Butler's science fiction and Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' are all prime examples of this movement celebrating the Black experience.
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A Primer on Disaster Capitalism, Our New Normal
When a crisis occurs, the private sector often uses it as a distraction to push through its own agenda.
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The Big Idea: Mandatory Voting
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Why Democrats Need To End the Filibuster
Warren and Buttigieg pressed Bernie Sanders on the filibuster last night. Here’s what you need to know.
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Why Many Uber Drivers Couldn’t Afford To Stay Home During Australia’s Fires
Uber's business model is built to exploit workers. In 13 major U.S. markets, drivers are paid below minimum wage.
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How a 15-Hour Workweek Could Change Our Lives for the Better
Americans work 200 more hours annually than their British and French peers—but studies show working more doesn't translate into higher productivity.
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Our 15 Most Read Stories of 2019
Throughout the tumultuous past 12 months, In These Times has been there every step of the way. Here are our most popular stories of 2019.
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Introducing the Working People Podcast
A podcast by, for, and about the working class today.
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Restorative Justice: A Much-Needed Alternative to Mass Incarceration
Courts and schools across the country are looking beyond punishment.
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What You Need To Know About a Federal Gun Buyback
A brief guide to the gun control measure that's dividing the presidential candidates.
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Special coverage: Inside Chicago’s historic teachers’ strike
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What the Media Gets Wrong About Antifa
Antifa's decades-long history shows the movement runs deeper than a few vegan milkshakes.
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10 Years of Death by Border Patrol
Humanitarian aid for migrants crossing through dangerous deserts has been a crime for years.
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Every American Should Be Guaranteed a Job. The Green New Deal Could Make That Happen.
A jobs guarantee isn’t a new concept—52% of Americans already support it.
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The Case for Enthusiasm Over “Electability”—Or, Why We Don’t Need Another John Kerry.
"Electability" didn't work in 2004 and it won't work now.
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Warren and Sanders Say We Need a “Right To Repair” Tractors. Here’s Why That’s Important.
From John Deere to Apple, corporations try to prevent you from fixing your own stuff. But a growing movement is pushing back.
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Why We Should All Be Using the Framework of Reproductive Justice
Amid widespread attacks on bodily autonomy, an intersectional approach can help guide our response.
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The Short Case for Making College Free and a Universal Right
After years of cuts, it's time to make the pursuit of knowledge a right for all.
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Thirty Years Ago, In These Times Predicted Our Climate Future
A 1989 article sketched out a worst-case vision of the future. Things got even worse than we thought.
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We Were Against ICE Before It Existed
The criminalization of immigrants goes back well before ICE’s inception.
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A Tax the Rich Can’t Avoid
New income is only a fraction of their fortunes—we need to target their wealth.
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Instead of Watching Trump’s Speech, Watch This 12 Year Old Eviscerate the Immigration Crackdown
Leah, whose parents are undocumented, slammed Trump's "evil" family separations.
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What If Everyone Got $100 To Donate to the Candidate of Their Choice?
Democracy vouchers, explained,
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The Typical Workplace Is a Dictatorship. But It Doesn’t Have To Be.
Socialists and progressives have a variety of ideas to bring democracy into the workplace.
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15 Years Ago, We Predicted the Financial Crash. We Think Another Is On Its Way.
In These Times called for real bank regulation back in 2003—it still hasn’t happened.
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Socialism and Feminism: We Can’t Have One Without the Other
Fighting capitalism and patriarchy at the same time.
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What It Really Means To Abolish ICE
The root of the problem is the criminalization of immigrants.
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A Brief Case for Cancelling All Student Loan Debt
It isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s smart economics.
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What Noam Chomsky Got Right About NAFTA
In 1994, writing for In These Times, Noam Chomsky predicted the trade deal would cause “rural misery and a surplus of labor” and “the fading of meaningful and democratic processes.”
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Harold Washington’s Mayoral Victory Ushers in a New Era of Coalition Politics in Chicago
Following Washington’s 1983 election as the city's first black mayor, In These Times writes that the historic victory “has created the potential for a new kind of politics in Chicago.”
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Handbook for the Resistance: A User’s Guide to Taking On the Trump Agenda
Writers and organizers offer a handbook for fighting back.
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Welcome to the Resistance
All Americans now face threats under Trump. The question is how to respond.
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Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the Kind of Discourse We Need
In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, it's crucial that the Left transcend sectarian squabbles
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Bernie Sanders’ Moment of Truth
Bernie's political revolution reaches a decisive moment in the Iowa caucus.
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5 Cities in a Neoliberal Takeover; 5 Cities in a Progressive Boom
Who holds the keys to the city of the future?
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Phew. Now What?
What does Obama's re-election mean for progressives?
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A Stunning Victory. Now What?
In These Times editors around the country react to Barack Obama's historic victory