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Portrait of the Environmentalist as a Young Arsonist
Abby Geni's new novel, The Wildlands, explores means and ends in the fight for animal and Earth liberation.
Dayton Martindale
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Imagining What Birds Think of Climate Change
An artist anticipates the end of the world from an avian perspective.
Zachary Kligler
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How Fallout 76 Can Help Us Rebuild West Virginia
In the post-apocalyptic video game, millions of players will imagine an Appalachia reborn from the ashes.
Elizabeth Catte
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The Philanthropy Racket or: How The People Destroying the World Anoint Themselves Its Saviors
How the global elite cast themselves as do-gooders.
Chris Lehmann
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How Young Black Radicals Put the World on Notice
Charlene Carruthers’ new book, Unapologetic, showcases a queer women-led black liberation movement that’s upending past paradigms.
Salim Muwakkil
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What It Really Means To Abolish ICE
The root of the problem is the criminalization of immigrants.
In These Times Editors
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Why Dreams of Striking It Rich Are Actually Anti-Capitalist
The quest for buried treasure is a quest to escape the market.
David Anthony
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Araby: A Road Movie Driven By Economic Necessity, Not Wanderlust
A new film follows a working-class everyman through the margins of Brazilian capitalism.
Michael Atkinson
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Sorry To Bother You Is the Anti-Capitalist Black Comedy We’ve Been Waiting For
Boots Riley’s new film shows how black liberation and labor politics are enmeshed. And it’s funny.
Lauren Michele Jackson
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Turning Abandoned Gold Mines Into Wheelchair Paths
How a motley alliance of hippies and hillbillies transformed a California mining town.
Stephanie Sauer
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A Brief Case for Cancelling All Student Loan Debt
It isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s smart economics.
In These Times Editors
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In Yellowstone, Heavy Lies the Stetson (on Kevin Costner’s Head)
Land disputes, water rights, Native sovereignty: Paramount’s new series could hardly be more relevant to today’s West.
Carson Vaughan
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We’re Still Locking Up the Mentally Ill
When the only prescription is jail time.
Jude Ellison Sady Doyle
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Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Work Couldn’t Come at a Better Time
In Barracoon, published 58 years after her death, the Harlem Renaissance writer interviews the last known survivor of a slave ship.
Lauren Michele Jackson
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What Noam Chomsky Got Right About NAFTA
In 1994, writing for In These Times, Noam Chomsky predicted the trade deal would cause “rural misery and a surplus of labor” and “the fading of meaningful and democratic processes.”
In These Times Editors
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Universal Basic Income: A Primer
Here’s why everyone’s demanding free money from the government.
Dayton Martindale
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A Middle America You’ll Never See in the Coastal Media
The micro-comics in John Porcellino’s From Lone Mountain show a way of life the media largely ignores.
Jessa Crispin
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From Harriet Tubman to Black Panther
An artist speaks on heroism in the Black community.
Madiha Hussaini
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An Ode to Sharp-Tongued Women, From Dorothy Parker to Susan Sontag
Michelle Dean’s new book Sharp profiles brilliant and creative women who fought sexism, but, by and large, did not identify with the feminist movement.
Laura Tanenbaum
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Barbara Ehrenreich Calls BS on the Immortality Industry
In her new book, Natural Causes, the author reminds us that we can't cheat death -- although we can die trying.
Jane Miller
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For Cowboy Poets, One Topic is Taboo
They love the land. But few at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering want to talk about how climate change is ravaging the West.
Carson Vaughan
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How a 19th-Century Absurdist Playwright Accidentally Predicted Trump
Ubu Roi is newly relevant, thanks to our president.
Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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Can We Have ’90s Roseanne Back, Please?
We need the old Roseanne’s working-class heroism now more than ever. We're better off with the reruns than the reboot.
Kate Aronoff
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Working Night and Day, for 1,000 Years
A new book tells the hidden history of work—on and off the job.
Joanna Scutts
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