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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.
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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Black Lives Matter. Do Elections?
Barbara Ransby profiles today’s Black freedom fighters, who are posing sophisticated new answers to old Left questions—like how to engage in electoral politics.
Frances Fox Piven
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Racism After the First Black President
The GOP has become viciously racist, while Democrats follow Obama’s lead in skirting the issue.
James Thindwa
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These Mexican Artists Are Transforming Weapons Into Instruments
Prominent Mexican Artists Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes address gun violence and ways to sustain Indigenous culture in their collaborative exhibit.
Dirce Toca
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A Left Sub-caucus in Congress Could Help Push Medicare for All
Back in 1991, Bernie Sanders helped create the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Now, a sub-caucus within the CPC could help rally the progressive Left.
In These Times Staff
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What the Civil War Can Teach Us About Trying to Compromise With Trump
A new history of the antebellum period shows us how remaining moderate can mean letting human rights violations drag on for far too long.
Phyllis Eckhaus
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What If Everyone Got $100 To Donate to the Candidate of Their Choice?
Democracy vouchers, explained,
In These Times Editors
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Top 10 Strangest (and Most Beautiful) Films of 2018
The best films of the year explore the hollowness of contemporary Korean culture, faith in an era of climate change, the last frantic day in the life of a Hollywood director and more.
Michael Atkinson
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News Feed Fatigue: It’s Getting Harder To Think
The case for taking a break from the news.
Jessa Crispin
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