Valerie Vande Panne is an inves­tiga­tive fel­low with In These Times’ Leonard C. Good­man Insti­tute for Inves­tiga­tive Reporting.
Dispatch
Rashida Tlaib May Be Under Attack By the Right, But She’s Beloved in Her District
In These Times spent a day with Tlaib in Detroit.
Dispatch
The Cooperative Acupuncture Clinics Popping Up in Middle America
With skyrocketing healthcare costs, residents of Middle America are turning to acupuncture.
Viewpoint
Beto O’Rourke Swings and Misses with Working-Class Michigan Voters
O’Rourke’s tabletop tour can’t hide his problematic record on workers’ rights.
Feature
We Can Reclaim Christmas from Capitalism
The case for getting rid of Santa and ending the commodification of the holiday season.
Feature
The Alternative to Traditional Banking You’ve Never Heard Of
What Westerners can learn from collective "money circles."
Dispatch
In the Shadow of Detroit, a Michigan City Is Taking the Solar Transition Into Its Own Hands
Amid poverty and frequent power blackouts, a cutting-edge renewable energy program is underway in Highland Park.
Labor
A New Economic Model for the South: Ditch Corporate Welfare and Fund Agricultural Co-ops
Dispatch
Detroiters Fear Losing Their Water May Mean Losing Their Kids
As thousands of Detroiters have their water shut off over debt, neighbors are helping each other to access water without alerting Child and Family Services.
Dispatch
As Lava Consumes Hawaii, Residents Are Responding with Disaster Communism
From geologists to acupuncturists, community members offer support to the displaced.
Feature
Rashida Tlaib on Democratic Socialism and Why She Supports the Palestinian Right of Return
The newly elected Democratic nominee for Congress talks about how she plans to help working-class Detroit and why she supports a one-state solution for Israel-Palestine.
Feature
Meet Oklahoma’s Anti-Privatization, Pro-Pot Candidate for Governor
Progressive Connie Johnson—and a medical marijuana legalization initiative—will be on the Oklahoma ballot June 26.
Dispatch
Big Coal Is Using This Small Oklahoma Town as a Toxic Waste Dump
Now residents are fighting back.
Labor
How Privatization Sparked the Massive Oklahoma Teacher Uprising
Dispatch
Cooperative Banking for Black Lives
After facing decades of disinvestment and targeting by powerful financial institutions, African-American-owned credit unions could offer a way to build economic power and grow black wealth.
Feature
This Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Wants To Disarm and Demilitarize Police—And He’s Winning
Raymond Dehn's progressive policies on criminal justice, housing and more are resonating across the city.
Dispatch
Smells Like Environmental Racism
That stench permeating Detroit? It’s other cities’ burning trash.
Dispatch
Detroit’s Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root
Over decades of poverty, Detroiters have fostered a resilient informal economy based on trust.