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DispatchRural America
Can Tenants Take Back Bozeman?
Luxury construction is pushing locals out of their homes, but Bozemanites are not going quietly.
Joseph Bullington
Dispatch
You Can't Be Neutral in a Flooding House
Summer rains wreaked havoc in Cicero, Illinois—and unleashed a movement demanding change.
Ankur Singh
LaborDispatch
Across Industries, Minnesota Workers Are Harnessing Their Collective Power
Minnesota workers and community groups have worked toward this moment for over a decade. It's paying off.
Amie Stager
LaborDispatch
Minnesota's Labor Week of Action Is a Bold Experiment in Social Justice Unionism
A coalition of unions and community groups are uniting to build worker power and win community demands in what's being hailed as a model for social movement unionism.
Amie Stager
DispatchIsrael & Palestine
In a Victory for Progressives, Chicago Is Now the Largest U.S. City to Call for a Cease-Fire
Mayor Brandon Johnson broke a tie in City Council to pass a cease-fire resolution, making Chicago the latest in a string of cities to demand an end to the assault on Gaza.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
LaborDispatch
The UAW Strike Saved Their Shuttered Plant, But the Fight Is Just Beginning
The revival of the Stellantis plant is a stunning reversal of fortunes for Belvidere, Ill. But workers say they won’t rest until they see the concrete being poured.
Sarah Lazare
DispatchThe Right-Wing Issue
Queer Louisianans Are Fighting Book Bans—And Winning
“They say their goal is just to get rid of pornographic books, but in no place has it ever stopped there.”
Katie Jane Fernelius
LaborDispatch
Inside NYC Home Care Workers’ Fight to End 24-Hour Work Shifts
Thousands of home care workers in New York City complete 24-hour shifts and suffer from chronic illness after years of overwork and sleep deprivation.
Xuandi Wang
DispatchThe Right-Wing Issue
Conservatives Want to Destroy Public Schools. Communities are Fighting Back.
“The decision to hate your neighbors and reject your public school isn’t actually the most affordable, practical or preferable path for most people.”
Jennifer Berkshire
Dispatch
How a Trailblazing Tenants Union Forced a Mega-Landlord to the Bargaining Table
In less than two weeks, the Blake Street 16 went from facing eviction court to pioneering the first landlord-tenant negotiations in Connecticut's history.
Thomas Birmingham
DispatchThe Right-Wing Issue
2023 Was the Year of Anti-Trans Hysteria
23 states passed laws targeting trans youth, with implications for us all.
Heron Greenesmith
DispatchCulture
Striking a Chord for Change: The Poor People’s Campaign for Revolution
In an effort to record their first album of movement songs, the New York State chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign is tapping into an old organizing tradition with hopes of inspiring change.
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
DispatchCulture
This Chicago Nightclub is Reimagining Safety Through Community Care
"What's a bigger liability? People using substances … or somebody dying from an overdose in your bathroom when you could have had something to prevent that overdose?”
Sonal Soni
DispatchClimate
Pollution is Displacing Black Midwesterners. White Homeowners are Profiting.
Black people in the Midwest are 33% more likely to receive lung cancer diagnoses than those living in the country's 38 other states.
Adam Mahoney
Hundreds of protestors kneel on the ground in prayer, and fill the image kneeling shoulder to shoulder. Some are wearing keffiyehs, and a Palestinian flag is on the ground at the forefront of the picture.
DispatchIsrael & Palestine
The Largest Pro-Palestinian Protest in U.S. History Was "A Turning Point." Now It's Spreading.
"Felt like this was a new wave or a turning point in the struggle for Palestine.”
Henry Hicks IV
Dispatch
Disabled People Are Underrepresented in Politics. A New Organization Aims to Change That.
Disability Victory will start training the first cohort of disabled people who want to run for office in early 2024.
Sara Luterman, The 19th
Dispatch
Ohio Votes To Guarantee Abortion Rights in Its State Constitution
With the victory on Issue 1, abortion rights advocates are on a 7-and-0 ballot measure winning streak since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
Grace Panetta, The 19th
A view of Cacapon State Park in West Virginia.
DispatchRural America
Don't Pave Paradise
A West Virginia community rallied to stave off the destruction of Cacapon Resort State Park by private developers. Will it last?
Ellie Heffernan
DispatchRural America
In Small Town Appalachia, Locals Battle a Weapons-Grade Uranium Plant
The company Nuclear Fuel Services wants to process weapons-grade uranium for the U.S. government at a facility in Erwin, Tennessee. Some locals aren’t having it.
Taylor Sisk
Dispatch
How San Diego Built a Surveillance Apparatus Under the Guise of “Sustainability”
What started as a green infrastructure project quickly spiraled into a crisis of mass surveillance.
Jesse Marx
Seven workers pose with signs.
LaborDispatch
Record Profits, Paltry Contracts Fire Up Chicago-Area Autoworkers to Strike
"It's not fair that [CEOs are] bringing home these millions of dollars and have so many summer homes ... and we're living paycheck to paycheck."
Maia McDonald
DispatchThe Socialism Issue
Christian Socialists Are Reclaiming Faith from the Right
For these Christians, religion is no opiate—it’s a profound call to action.
Matt McManus
Dispatch
On Chicago's Northwest Side, Socialists Are Wielding Power in a Whole New Way
For city council members Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, "co-governance" is key.
Jacqui Germain
LaborDispatchThe Socialism Issue
Democratic Socialists Are Fueling a Hot Labor Summer
From strike support to training organizers and supporting union drives, DSA members are helping to build a fighting labor movement.
Indigo Olivier
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