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Adam Curtis Wants You To Imagine Another World
The British documentarian discusses his new film, "Can’t Get You Out of My Head," why progressives need to ditch the term “neoliberalism,” and more.
Jacob Sugarman
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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?
Frank Carber
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Against Loving Your Job
"We need a politics of time. A political understanding that our lives are ours to do with what we will."
Sarah Jaffe
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Public Wailing as Political Dissent
Both personal and political, wailing disrupts the social order.
Renee Simms
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The Violent Story of American Whiteness
Three writers dive into the depths of white supremacy in America, from alt-right dating sites to the neo-Nazi movement to protect Confederate monuments.
Kim Kelly
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Republicans Never Wanted a Fair Fight
Lessons from the tumultuous election in 2000 are still relevant 20 years later.
In These Times Editors
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How to Fight Fascism Through Literature
Arundhati Roy’s new book "Azadi" raises important questions about how we can resist authoritarianism by expressing not only outrage but joy.
Apoorva Tadepalli
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Felt Like the Loss of a Friend
Ginsburg’s story is, in many ways, the story of women in the 20th century. It’s no surprise, then, that her loss feels deeply personal.
Diana Babineau
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Trump’s False Claims of Rampant Voter Fraud Draw From a Well-worn Racist Playbook
Republicans have tried to suppress turnout among voters who are poor, disabled or people of color for many years.
Joel Bleifuss
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What Would a Feminist City Look Like?
New York’s City Hall encampment provides a model for creating care-centered, inclusive spaces.
Apoorva Tadepalli
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In 1971, Nixon Passed a Rule to Doom the Post Office. Now, It’s Finally Happening.
The Post Office used to be federally funded. Then, Republicans passed legislation requiring it to "pay for itself."
Rebecca Burns
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Your White Neighbor’s “Black Lives Matter” Yard Sign Is Not Enough
Being anti-racist means making places safe for Black people to inhabit. Without that, BLM yard signs are just performative allyship.
Shayla Lawson
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Artists Explore the Hidden Tolls of Life Lived at a Distance
What art looks like in isolation
Diana Babineau
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The Language of Extinction
When wildfires destroy habitats, more than species are lost.
Holly Haworth
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SARS Lessons Lost
What the United States should have learned from SARS—and blatantly ignored.
Indigo Olivier
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Is the Present Too Much? It’s a Good Time To Take Up Afrofuturism.
Marvel's 'Black Panther,' Octavia Butler's science fiction and Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' are all prime examples of this movement celebrating the Black experience.
In These Times Editors
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As a Domestic Violence Survivor, I Don’t Always Feel Safer at Home
Shelter in place orders can remind those of us with C-PTSD of past times we were trapped.
Anna Joy Springer
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What Howard Zinn Got Wrong
The problem with Zinn’s work is that it fails to offer an honest account of how political change actually happens.
Kyle Williams
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What a Janitor Found at a Border Patrol Processing Facility
Tom Kiefer spent years collecting items confiscated and thrown away by border patrol
Féi Hernandez
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The Grooming Gap: What “Looking the Part” Costs Women
If women don’t conform to beauty expectations, they’re paid less.
Mindy Isser
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Restorative Justice: A Much-Needed Alternative to Mass Incarceration
Courts and schools across the country are looking beyond punishment.
In These Times Editors
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The New Deal Funded the Arts. The Green New Deal Should, Too.
Cultural work has a key role to play in shaping the climate-friendly economy.
Ashley Dawson
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When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We Should Be Talking About Power
When the powerful appropriate from the oppressed, inequality is exacerbated.
Lauren Michele Jackson
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A CAP Analyst’s Red-Baiting Book Accidentally Makes the Case for Socialism
Warren advisor Ganesh Sitaraman and Yale Law School professor Anne L. Alstott bend over backward to fix capitalism. And prove they can’t.
Phyllis Eckhaus
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