Rashida Tlaib on Defunding the Police: “Property Should Not Have More Value than Human Life”
The democratic socialist congresswoman explains why the U.S. needs to tackle systemic racism by investing in social programs, arguing that "police can't be the answer to all these ills in our country.”
The Struggle for Unhoused Pregnant Women to Find Shelter
Bad rules keep pregnant women from accessing family shelters.
Candace Y.A. Montague
Pennsylvania Nurses Near Their Breaking Point
Brandee Brown and Chrissy Newton of Schuylkill Hospital Nurses United explore the challenges of collective bargaining during a global pandemic.
CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years
Despite pandemic shutdowns, the NOAA warns that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."
Violence Against Asian Women Workers Is All-American
Two weeks after the March 16th attacks, we must continue the work to dismantle centuries-long, harmful narratives about Asian women.
The UK's Vaccine Rollout Is the Latest Reminder We Need Universal Healthcare
Britain's vaccination rate has far outpaced the rest of the West. The triumph belongs to its National Health Service.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
A Year in the Life of Safeway 1048
America says it respects front line workers. These grocery workers tell a different story.
The 'Trashman' Who Became an Influencer
Instagram sensation Terrill Haigler reflects on his newfound micro-celebrity and the crucial work of city sanitation departments.
Working People Have an Ally at the Department of Labor in Julie Su
President Joe Biden got it right with Su, a principled and practical leader committed to poor working families.
Democrats Can't Afford to Dilute Their $15 Minimum Wage Proposal
The wage increase in the Covid relief bill also applies to tipped workers and others making a subminimum wage. Democrats should fight tooth and nail to make it law.
The Global South Faces a 'Vaccine Apartheid'
Just 10 nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind.
Desperate Times Call for Mutual Aid
But it's not a substitute for organizing.
With Covid Delays, You May Die Waiting for Disability Benefits
Disabled people already had to cut through a lot of red tape to get benefits. Coronavirus made it even harder.
Rev. William Barber: The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Is a Fight for Racial Justice
Democrats need to stop playing games and use their majorities to pass a $15 minimum wage right now—we can’t wait any longer.
Rev. William Barber
After Threatening Strike, Chicago Teachers Set “New Standard” With Safer School Reopening Plan
Hard-fought negotiations and a strike threat led to Chicago teachers reaching the “most comprehensive agreement for reopening schools” in the country, potentially setting a model for other districts nationwide.
Devastation and Uprising: 2020 in 10 Numbers
The pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and amplified wealth inequality. But Americans have also demonstrated their incredible resilience.
In These Times Editors
From Mad Cow Disease To a Failed Pandemic Response
Health officials did too little, too late to control an outbreak of mad cow disease in the 80s. Sound familiar?
Going Hungry in the Most Magical Place on Earth
Disney World's union workers, running out of federal aid, are banding together to keep each other afloat.