Rebecca Burns is an In These Times contributing editor and award-winning investigative reporter. Her work has appeared in Bloomberg, the Chicago Reader, ProPublica, The Intercept, and USA Today. Follow her on Twitter @rejburns.

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Keystone by the Bay
Labor and environmental groups clash in Maryland over fracking.
Labor
UIC Faculty Rekindle Fight for Public Education With Historic Strike
Dispatch
The Unbearable Whiteness of Legalization
Who benefits from marijuana law reform?
Dispatch
The ‘Sharing’ Hype
Do companies like Lyft and Airbnb help democratize the economy?
Feature
The Adjunct’s Lament
Even in the ivory tower, work is often solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.
Labor
UIC Faculty Union Flexes Muscles in Showdown Over Adjunct Pay
Dispatch
The Problem with ‘Brogrammers’
Why is Silicon Valley so stubbornly white and male?
Labor
UC Berkeley Professor Sends Heartfelt Anti-Union E-mail To Students on Eve of Strike
Feature
A ‘Historic Moment’ for Campus Solidarity
University of California grad students will join service workers on the picket lines in a rare sympathy strike.
Dispatch
Schoolyard Syndicalists
From the Chicago public school closings, some students emerge radicalized.
Labor
Could Grad Students Regain Union Rights? Some Hopeful Signs
Labor
A Free-Speech Victory at the ‘University of Nike’
Feature
A Company Town Becomes Our Town
How a town shadowed by Chevron built a vibrant movement to challenge corporate power.
Feature
University Tries to Nip Professors’ Union in the Bud
A cautionary letter--and the rumored retention of a notorious union-buster--show Northeastern is nervous about adjunct faculty organizing.
Dispatch
The Devil’s in the Details
If the Senate's bill is so good, why are immigrant rights groups so unhappy?
Uprising
Indebted Students Expose ALEC’s Assault on Higher Education
Feature
Undocumented Immigrants Win Access to Organ Transplant Waitlists, and a Shot at Life
14 Chicago patients in critical need of transplants went on a hunger strike to change hospital policy.
Feature
Is Higher Ed the Next Target of Corporate ‘Reformers’?
The proposed shuttering of City College of San Francisco bears unsettling parallels to K-12 school closings.
Dispatch
A Fracktious Debate
Greens are divided on whether to regulate fracking or hold out for a ban.
Dispatch
Food Fight: Feminists and Femivores
Is slow food about politics, privilege, or oppression?
Uprising
Photojournalists Fight Replacement by iPhones
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Mad Professors
The adjuncts are at the barricades.
Feature
Out of the Pen and Unrepentant
Environmentalist Tim DeChristopher on the future of climate activism.
Dispatch
Where Unions Went Wrong on ‘Right to Work’
Labor activists retool their tactics against the bosses.
Feature
It’s Not Easy Being Blue and Green
Labor and environmentalists face off over the Keystone XL pipeline.
Uprising
How Chicago Workers Went From Occupation to Cooperative
Dispatch
Can Co-ops Save Unions?
Labor-cooperative partnerships may herald a new strategy for labor--if they can get off the ground.
Uprising
Indiana University On Strike Against Tuition Hikes
News Blog
1 in 3 Foreclosures Were Triggered by Bank Error
Uprising
Newark Students Walk Out Over School Closings: Is a Bigger Fightback on the Way?
Feature
Domestic Insurgents
In organizing domestic workers, a feat once thought impossible, Ai-jen Poo has transformed the labor movement.
Feature
Is Life Without Parole Any Better Than the Death Penalty?
Maryland is poised to be the 18th state to abolish capital punishment, in favor of lifetime imprisonment.
Uprising
Pencils Down: Faced With Mass Closings, Chicago School Activists Mull a Testing Revolt
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Shot, Then Shut Out
Chicago's most crime-ridden neighborhoods have no access to trauma care.
Dispatch
VAWA: A Victory for Women—But Which Women?
Advocates cheer the renewal of Violence Against Women Act after a 500-day delay, but question its approach.
Dispatch
The Frontlines of Feminism
Is the end of the combat exclusion rule a win for all women?
Uprising
Winning the Whale Wars
Dispatch
Prison Prep School
'Zero-tolerance' and 'tough-on-crime' policies put students in a school-to-prison pipeline.
Feature
Supermax Showdown
AFSCME wants Illinois' Tamms Correctional Center to stay open. Activists want it closed.
Feature
The War on Trafficking
Will California's crackdown do more harm than good?
Uprising
One Month into Hunger Strike, Injured Colombian Worker Says He Won’t Stop Until GM Negotiates
Uprising
Banking on Detention: Demonstrators Call on Wells Fargo to Divest from Private Prisons
Uprising
After Failed Death Penalty Repeal, California Could See Spate of Executions
Feature
You Are Not A Loan
Is a debt strike the future of Occupy?
Uprising
Marriage Equality, DREAM Movements Win Big at the Ballot Box
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Election Day Live Updates
Uprising
Monsanto’s Millions Turn the Tide Against GMO Labeling Effort
Uprising
As Canadians Protest Tar Sands, Texas Tree Blockaders Get the Run-Around from TransCanada
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