The Peasants Are Seizing the Commons (Again)
Protesters stormed a U.K. national park, demanding the freedom to camp anywhere on public land.
Colombian Peasants Are Taking on an Irish Multinational— and Being Met With Violence
Indigenous leaders protesting cardboard packaging giant Smurfit Kappa Group face threats and retaliation.
An Explosion, Layoffs, and the End of Paper in Jay
When the Androscoggin Mill closed last month, it ended 130 years of paper making in this small, tight-knit town.
Bengaluru’s Sanitation Workers Say No to the System’s Scraps
If the city’s ragpickers and pourakarmikas stopped working for even a day, Bengaluru would plunge into disease and chaos.
France’s Pension Protests Are a Feminist Reckoning
As France heads into its eleventh general strike in three months, one thing is clear: this is not just a retirees' uprising.
Meet the Activist Coalition That Outlawed Caste Discrimination in Seattle
“This is a recognition of over 2,000 years of oppression."
Black Educators Are Reimagining A Better School System
“Black Lives Matter at School is an act of resistance. It’s a refusal to accept the ways that we are perpetually dehumanized. It’s a statement that we exist, that we are here, and that we are going to fight back.”
Henry Hicks IV
The Plot to Cancel Drag Queens
Drag Shows under attack by far-right groups.
Slaying the Gold-Hungry Dragon
D&D players won an epic victory against corporate power. Here’s how they did it.
Game Workers Are About To Take On The Biggest Boss Fight Of All
Long hours, stagnant wages: a look at the landslide of union interest across the industry.
A Pipeline Brings Gas and Revolt to Southern Italy
“We thought nothing like this could happen in Italy until we found ourselves right in the middle of it.”
Fighting Anti-Abortion Extremists — And The Boss
Workers fighting to unionize and protect reproductive rights face the threat of retaliation.
In California, Independent Truckers Face Uncertain Future
A California law making it harder for trucking companies to classify drivers as independent contractors is now in effect—with big implications for truckers at America’s largest ports.
Off the Pole, Onto the Picket Line: Why North Hollywood Strippers Are Unionizing
After nine months on strike, California strippers are poised to make Star Garden the country’s only unionized strip club
UAW Reformers Win a Historic Victory. What Comes Next?
"Get ready to negotiate with a UAW where the membership is back in charge."
Britain May Be Headed Toward a "De Facto General Strike"
Unions representing British postal, rail, education and communication workers are rediscovering the workplace as a battleground.
Will Lithium Mining Turn California's Salton Sea into a Green Energy Sacrifice Zone?
Once a tourist destination, the Salton Sea faces ecological collapse, toxic dust storms—and maybe a lithium boom.
The Protest Camp Where Houseless Activists Fight Luxury High Rises
Houseless protesters in Chicago occupied a parking lot and then set up a long-term camp to fight gentrification—with the support of the neighborhood.
Kentucky Is Latest to Test Whether Red States Will Keep Voting for Abortion Rights
An anti-abortion constitutional amendment identical to one Kansas voters rejected this summer is on Kentucky’s November ballot.
Shefali Luthra, The 19th
Intelligentsia Workers Vote to Unionize, Fueling the Fire of Coffee Industry Organizing
Workers at the coffee chain have joined fellow baristas at Starbucks and Colectivo in unionizing their workplaces.
How a Small Town in Maine Stopped a Silver Mine
A Canadian company planned to mine silver nearby, so town residents used Maine's “home rule” powers to ban industrial mining and protect their water.
Starbucks Holds Life-Saving Benefits Over Trans Workers' Heads
Managers are wielding a new weapon against unions: gender-affirming healthcare
Could Colombia Show Us a Way Out of Our Political Nightmare?
The recent election in Colombia has produced new hope for the country—and for the whole region.
Trailer Park Residents Take on Venture Capitalists—and Win
As gentrification sweeps the West, investors are buying up mobile home parks. Residents of this Colorado park got together and bought it themselves.