This Labor Day, Let’s Remember Labor’s Forgotten Fight—Shorter Hours and Control Over Work Time
We’re working more for less. Instead, we should fight to work less for more.
Jamie K. McCallum
The Reconstruction-Era Legal Theory Preventing Cities and Towns from Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis
Radical times demand a radical re-conception of local politics.
Covid-19 Hunger Strikes Sweep Migrant Detention Centers
Jailed migrants are fighting a battle for their lives.
A Direct Legacy of Slavery, Domestic Worker Exploitation Is On the Rise In the U.S.
The pandemic has left already vulnerable workers even more exposed to abuses on the job.
15 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Another Perfect Storm Is Upon Us
When Katrina hit, the mainstream media and Congress both reacted shamefully. Their response to the pandemic is no different.
Banks Have Made $18 Billion From "Paycheck Protection Program" Processing Fees Alone
Fees paid to banks eclipse funding allocated to develop vaccines, provide medical supplies and feed children.
Social Abstinence Is Not a Sustainable Pandemic Response
The "just say no" approach isn't working. But here's what might.
In These Times Editors
This Terrifying Economic Crisis Will Make Cities Better
Amid the pandemic, the rich are fleeing American cities. That’s a good thing.
Trump Is Trying to Put Us on War Footing with China. It’s Up to the Left to Stop It.
On the dangers of the Right’s new China scare
Tobita Chow and Jake Werner
The Pandemic Is Exposing the Rotten Core of Our Industrial Food System
While industrial farms have been thrown into chaos, local agriculture has proved to be a more resilient model.
Robert Reich: How Mitch McConnell’s Republicans Are Destroying America
While a lethal pandemic and economic crisis wreak havoc on working families, McConnell and the GOP are dead set on protecting business interests and enriching the wealthy.
The Search for a Covid Vaccine Is Not an Arms Race
Treating vaccine research like a national security secret endangers us all.
Workers Blow the Whistle on Mass Death
Private equity firms have imposed austerity measures on the hospitals they acquire. In a pandemic, that’s meant countless preventable deaths.
Between Dwindling Revenue and Rising Virus Cases, Rural Hospitals Face a Reckoning
They Are Burying Us Alive in Prison
When Covid-19 broke out in Stateville Correctional Center, we were left to die.
All Undocumented Immigrants Deserve Citizenship—Not Just “Essential Workers”
The pandemic has made clear that we need to provide citizenship for all immigrants, and safe working conditions for all workers.
Shannon Gleeson and Sofya Aptekar
Nationalize the Pharmaceutical Industry Now
The status quo will kill us.
There Is No Plan (For You)
Unemployment, evictions, business failure, a pandemic and health crises are all here at once. The federal government doesn't care.