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How San Diego Built a Surveillance Apparatus Under the Guise of “Sustainability”
What started as a green infrastructure project quickly spiraled into a crisis of mass surveillance.
Conservatives Can't Stop Waging War on Schools
Fifteen years ago, Kate Sheppard reported on the propaganda within the most-used government textbook in America. Now, right-wing fearmongering has once again reared its head in Florida schools.
In These Times Editors
You Can’t Be a Socialist Alone: Astra Taylor and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Two intellectual and movement leaders talk candidly about the growing mass rejection of capitalism—and the challenges of converting that into real socialist organization.
Astra Taylor and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Tennessee Organizers Are Taking the State Back From the Right. Here's How.
Social justice organizing has deep roots in the Volunteer State and, despite deep-seated opposition, the movement perseveres.
Henry Hicks IV
Ni Salvadores, Ni Mártires: El Activismo Colectivo Antes y Más Allá de “Los Tres de Tennessee"
El activismo colectivo tiene profundas raíces en Tennessee y, a pesar de la feroz oposición, el movimiento seguirá luchando.
Henry Hicks IV
You Can’t Organize Alone
Political education used to happen in person. We should bring that practice back.
Black Educators Are Reimagining A Better School System
“Black Lives Matter at School is an act of resistance. It’s a refusal to accept the ways that we are perpetually dehumanized. It’s a statement that we exist, that we are here, and that we are going to fight back.”
Henry Hicks IV
Change the World and Watch Public Opinion Follow
How to stop letting our crises go to waste.
No Cop City Anywhere
Chicago’s #NoCopAcademy campaign and #StopCopCity in Atlanta are part of the same movement: to end violent policing, protect the environment and defend Black and brown lives.
After a Record Year for Police Violence, Is It Finally Time to Defund the Police?
As law enforcement budgets have continued to increase, so have the number of killings by police officers. To reverse this trend, funding could be reallocated to social programs, as racial justice advocates have long called for.
How to Fight Mass Incarceration and Win
Criminal justice reform advocates in Los Angeles have amassed some impressive victories—laying out a model for reducing incarceration and providing care.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
The CIO Was One of the Most Successful Anti-Racism Movements in U.S. History
How industrial unionism laid the groundwork for today’s anti-racist struggles.
Michael Beyea Reagan
How the Child Welfare System Is Silently Destroying Black Families
A single call from an anonymous tipster is all it takes for the government to take children from their families
A Former Sundown Town Passed Reparations and Rent Control. Now It's Fighting to Keep Them.
Culver City’s first Black Mayor, Daniel Lee, wants to make California the bastion of progressive politics some imagine it to be.
St. Louis’s Movement-Backed Mayor Promised to Close an Infamous Jail. What’s the Hold Up?
Mayor Tishaura Jones, who took office in April 2021, promised to empty the jail known as "the Workhouse" within the first 100 days of her tenure.
The Best Way to Fight for the Public is in Public
Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Minneapolis' first Black democratic socialist City Councilmember, says she's not only fighting for better outcomes, but a more just system.
Robin Wonsley Worlobah
Meet the High School Students Who Organized Thousands to Walk Out for Amir Locke
Twin Cities teens demand a true ban on deadly "no-knock" warrants, a broken promise from Mayor Frey.
Paige Oamek and Maggie Duffy
What's Next for the Defund Movement?
Five police abolitionists from around the country—some of them newly elected to city councils—talk about lessons from 2021 and plans for 2022.
Kandace Montgomery, Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Andrew R. Hairston, Willie Burnley Jr. and Makia Green