James Thind­wa is a mem­ber of In These Times’ Board of Direc­tors and a labor and com­mu­ni­ty activist.
Culture
Racism After the First Black President
The GOP has become viciously racist, while Democrats follow Obama’s lead in skirting the issue.
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We Can Criticize U.S. Imperialism and Oppose Putin, Too
The rise of fascism is not to be taken lightly.
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We Can Criticize U.S. Imperialism and Oppose Putin, Too
The rise of fascism is not to be taken lightly.
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The Root Cause of the Immigration Crisis: The West’s Legacy of Violent Conquest
The Trump administration's cruel policies towards black and brown migrants stem from a long history.
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Democrats Can’t Win By Courting Conservative White Voters
It’s time to follow the lead of Black grassroots organizers.
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The Luxury of Opting Out of This Election
People whose livelihoods can turn with an election can't afford to wait for a third party to rescue them.
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The GOP Wants To Blame Black Misery on Democratic Mayors. Here’s Why That’s Wrong.
It is intellectually dishonest to imply that state and federal policies do not play an outsize role in the condition of urban black communities.
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The Black Political Establishment Should Never Have Given Hillary Clinton a Blank Check
The Sanders campaign was an opportunity to put pressure on Clinton, but instead the neoliberal Black elite backed her unconditionally.
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Raise a Glass to These Progressive Victories in 2015
From the death of the Keystone XL pipeline to Fight for 15 victories, progressives made have major strides this year--thanks to groundwork laid over the past decade.
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Why White Americans Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ For Police
Do the nation’s police suffer from the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’?
Labor
Citizens United: The Elephant in the Room in Rahm Emanuel’s Mayoral Reelection
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Karen Lewis Has Already Redefined Chicago Politics
She's out of the race, but the movement continues to build.
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The ‘Dirty Fifteen’
We must name and shame the Democratic warmongers in the Senate.
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A Private-Sector Model: Really?
How Obama and the Democrats failed to defend the universal right to healthcare.
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The Biggest Threat to the Black Vote
The best way to defend African-American voting rights is to end the War on Drugs.
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Time for Democrats to Pay Their Dues
For too long organized labor has failed to ask the Dems, 'Which side are you on?'
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Obama’s Progressive Agenda: Missing a Main Ingredient
Stonewall, Selma and Seneca Falls got inaugural shout-outs--but one movement went unsung.
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Obama’s Debate No-Show: 30 Years in the Making
Obama’s lackluster performance came straight out of decades of Democratic backpedaling. Will he show backbone in debate two?
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Why Conservatives Can’t Fix Poverty
Newt Gingrich's new idea offers a stark reminder.
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The Paradigm Shifts
Occupy protests have focused the nation's attention on inequality. But how can this movement be sustained?
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Hold Them Accountable: Merit Pay for Congress
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What Ails the Black Body Politic
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Who Really Won in 2008?
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Dems, You Have the Power!
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The GOP’s Democracy Double Standard
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No Jobs Make Mean Streets
As urban economies collapse, gun violence rises
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Holding Barack Accountable
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Fox News’ Criminal Pundits
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Where is the Dream?
From antiwar activism to economic justice, black progressives face challenges in organizing