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Sealing Criminal Records Benefits Us All
About 1 in 3 adults have a criminal record. Each year as a result, millions of people are barred from housing, jobs and public benefits—condemning families to a lifetime of economic hardship.
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The Necessary Refuge of Third Places
Our public meeting spaces have been disappearing. It’s time to reclaim them.
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Elites Are Clueless, and so on
Kurt Vonnegut's words live on.
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Debt Ceiling Deja Vu
Then and now, how does the bipartisan embrace of austerity help working people?
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Bosses Hate This One Trick
Work-to-rule is not walking away from a fight, but a different way to fight.
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Beware the Copaganda Machine
Media portrayals of police as good-hearted heroes warp our collective view of reality. Don't trust them.
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Lula: The Once and Future President?
On the eve of the presidential election in Brazil, which will pit former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, In These Times revisits Lula’s first year in power.
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Corporate Stooges in Blue Collar Clothing
Tensions between right-wing populists and free-marketers have been bubbling up since the 1970s. Will the populists of today exploit this to their political advantage?
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Why People Say There's a "Nonprofit Industrial Complex"
Rather than building mass movements, talented organizers get funneled into staff and admin jobs just to keep the charity running.
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Teens Work, Drive and Pay Taxes. They Should Be Able To Vote, Too.
Greater civic engagement will depend on enfranchising young voters
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When Abortion Clinics Had Business Cards
A history of abortions before Roe
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Before Wokeness, There Was “Political Correctness”
Revisiting a left case against PC culture from the 90s
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Community Care Over Self-Care
Unlike community care, self-care consumption rituals are unequally accessible and rarely prevent burnout
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Revisiting 1990s Critical Race Theorists
To understand America, we must listen to what Black scholars have been saying about what it means to be white.
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The Gig Economy Needs Worker-Owned Apps
Platform co-ops could cut out the Silicon Valley middlemen
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If You Like the Idea of a 4-Day Workweek, You'll Love the 5-Hour Workday
Some companies are implementing shorter workdays while others are opting for shorter workweeks increasing productivity.
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The Time the WTO Yawned at the Revolution
In a Covid-19 world, revisiting the WTO talks in 1999 sheds light on what developing countries can do to end the pandemic.
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Is Decentralizing the Internet the Answer?
Bitcoin, crypto, blockchain... what does it mean, and is anything coming from Big Tech really "revolutionary?"
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Vaccine Apartheid: Straight from the Measles Playbook
Thirty years after the 1990s measles outbreak, it's still profits over people in Covid-19 America.
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A New Era of Digital Dissidence in Cuba
A decade later, Cuban dissidents have taken to the Internet, finding a new voice and audience.
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What If We Made Democracy... More Democratic?
When politicians seem increasingly out of touch with the average person, perhaps the average person should make decisions instead.
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Student Worker Isn’t an Oxymoron
This month University of California's Student Researchers United-UAW won their union, the largest unit of student employees organized at once in U.S. history. Let's look back 30 years at what campus organizers fought for.
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Fifteen Minute Cities Could Be the Future of Urban Planning
This solution could be a blueprint not just for greater convenience, but for equity and sustainability.
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How to Protect Time Off in a Remote Work World
Legislating the "right to disconnect" could help prevent wage theft in a virtual environment that has blurred the line between work and home.
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