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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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10 Years of Death by Border Patrol
Humanitarian aid for migrants crossing through dangerous deserts has been a crime for years.
In These Times Editors
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A Worker’s Place Is in the Museum
A new exhibit in New York honors the state's labor history.
Joel Bleifuss
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The Case for Enthusiasm Over “Electability”—Or, Why We Don’t Need Another John Kerry.
"Electability" didn't work in 2004 and it won't work now.
In These Times Editors
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Toni Morrison: White Cultural Achievement Is Built on the Backs of Black People
This 1992 review of Morrison's Playing in the Dark shows how the renowned author interrogated myths of white superiority in American literature.
William E. Cain
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How a Sewer Socialist City May Push Democrats Left in 2020
When presidential hopefuls arrive in Milwaukee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, they must choose whether to embrace the city’s socialist history, or run from it.
Lindsey Anderson
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We Can’t Settle for Less Than Single Payer
25 years ago, ITT's staff was divided about Clinton's healthcare plan. This time around there's no question.
Joel Bleifuss
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The Climate Crisis Is Mind-Boggling. That’s Why We Need Science Fiction.
Only 29% of Americans report being “very worried” about the climate crisis. Climate fiction writers can help change that.
Amy Brady
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Why We Should All Be Using the Framework of Reproductive Justice
Amid widespread attacks on bodily autonomy, an intersectional approach can help guide our response.
In These Times Editors
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The Short Case for Making College Free and a Universal Right
After years of cuts, it's time to make the pursuit of knowledge a right for all.
In These Times Editors
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Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.
Labor, civil rights and social justice activists have trained at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center for generations.
Gary Stevenson
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Howard Zinn on How Karl Marx Predicted Our World Today
On the second centenary of his birth, Karl Marx remains as relevant as ever.
Howard Zinn
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Thirty Years Ago, In These Times Predicted Our Climate Future
A 1989 article sketched out a worst-case vision of the future. Things got even worse than we thought.
In These Times Editors
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This Isn’t The First Time William Barr Has Sought to Hide Information From the Public
We’ve been on to Barr since 1992.
Joel Bleifuss
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We Were Against ICE Before It Existed
The criminalization of immigrants goes back well before ICE’s inception.
In These Times Editors
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Black Women, Let Your Anger Out
Chronic stress is killing us. We can’t keep repressing our rage.
Joshunda Sanders
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Could Walmart Be a Model for a Socialist Future?
Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski argue in a new book that megacorporations—although odious—demonstrate the massive central planning we need.
Peter Frase
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Street Art Used To Be the Voice of the People. Now It’s the Voice of Advertisers.
Corporations like Red Bull and Stella Artois are co-opting graffiti art.
Christine MacDonald
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Feminism in the Age of Precarity
An interview with historian Alice Kessler-Harris on how the past 30 years have changed women’s workplace demands.
Joanna Scutts
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Good Riddance to Rahm Emanuel
An enemy of the people since 1998.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
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How Capitalism Turned Women Into Witches
Sylvia Federici’s new book explains how violence against women was a necessary precondition for capitalism.
Jude Ellison Sady Doyle
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A Tax the Rich Can’t Avoid
New income is only a fraction of their fortunes—we need to target their wealth.
In These Times Editors
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Emigrating From the U.S. May Be the Only Way To Afford Eldercare
A nursing home for my mother in Germany would cost less than half of what she pays in Sacramento.
Elizabeth Zach
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