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The Nurses Who Wouldn’t Come in From the Cold
How holding out for the common good led to the longest strike of 2021
Aparna Gopalan
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Why Nina Turner Is Taking on the Establishment Again
On her second run for Congress, the plainspoken progressive is still calling it as she sees it.
Maximillian Alvarez
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The Weapons Industry Sees the War in Ukraine as a Goldmine
Arms companies are exploiting Russia's invasion to push a military spending frenzy.
Sarah Lazare
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What Happens After Movement-Backed Politicians Take Office
As the “co-governance” model gains traction, here’s a look into the promises and pitfalls—and how organizers are reimagining electoral politics.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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Amid Rolling Blackouts, Energy Workers Fight For Clean Public Power In South Africa
Can South Africa transition from a reliance on coal to clean power while maintaining jobs? The energy workers fighting for a just transition think so.
Casey Williams
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How To Build Fierce and Worker-Centered Unions
A Q&A with an organizer about her new book and on building worker power through resilience.
Paige Oamek
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Biden Is Using the Ukraine Crisis to Justify Dangerous Investments in Nuclear Weapons
The president's budget calls for $50.9 billion in nuclear weapons spending.
Sarah Lazare
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Like a Moth to a Flame, Workers Unite
The Triangle shirtwaist factory fire continues to inspire and motivate current labor movements 111 years later.
Daisy Pitkin
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Starbucks Workers Are Facing Down One of the Most Intense Union-Busting Campaigns in Decades
Workers at more than 100 Starbucks stores in 27 states have filed union petitions for elections. In response, the company has launched a relentless anti-union effort.
Hannah Faris
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New "Compromise" on IP Waiver for Covid Vaccines Is Worse Than No Deal, Activists Say
A tentative agreement between India, South Africa, the United States and the European Union only waives intellectual property for Covid vaccines (not tests or treatments).
Sarah Lazare
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Democrats Quietly Cut $5 Billion in Global Covid Aid—With Biden Already Behind on Vaccine Donations
The Biden administration would actually have to increase its donations 50% to meet its pledges.
Sarah Lazare
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“Queremos Vivir”: The Workers Who Wouldn’t Die for the Pentagon
Maquiladora workers in the border city of Mexicali strike against working conditions.
Maurizio Guerrero
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In Closed-Door Talks, the U.S. and E.U. Are Excluding Covid-19 Tests, Antivirals From Intellectual Property Waiver Negotiations
The exclusion bucks the demands of global activists, who say diagnostics and therapeutics must be included in any final deal.
Sarah Lazare
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Can Argentina Escape the Plague of IMF-Imposed Austerity?
Argentina has struck a deal to renegotiate its $44.5 billion debt to the IMF. Critics say now is the time to declare this debt illegitimate.
Jacob Sugarman
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What Moderna Reveals About the Cruel Absurdity of "Innovation" Under Pharmaceutical Monopolies
South African scientists spent 8 months reinventing the wheel while Moderna withheld patent information.
Sarah Lazare
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Top Weapons Companies Boast Ukraine-Russia Tensions Are a Boon for Business
In calls with investors, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin boasted that the worsening conflict is helping profits.
Sarah Lazare
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What's Next for the Defund Movement?
Five police abolitionists from around the country—some of them newly elected to city councils—talk about lessons from 2021 and plans for 2022.
Kandace Montgomery, Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Andrew R. Hairston, Willie Burnley Jr. and Makia Green
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Black Farmers Sow the Seeds for the Future
A century after the height of Black farming, young land stewards pick up the plow.
Randi Love
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The Hypocrisy of Biden's New "Blame the Unvaccinated" Strategy
As long as we're blaming individuals, we are not talking about how the Biden administration's policies are failing the world.
Sarah Lazare
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How January 6 Is Being Used to Crush Dissent on the Left
Rather than grapple with the political forces behind the Capitol siege, lawmakers have instead pushed a spate of anti-protest laws across the country.
Branko Marcetic
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120 Manufacturers in the Global South Could Be Producing mRNA Vaccines If Big Pharma Would Only Show Them How
A new report finds that pharmaceutical monopolies are preventing the production of significant quantities of vaccines in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Sarah Lazare
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How the Mighty Culinary Union Survived the Apocalypse
After facing 98% unemployment in the depths of the pandemic, the strongest union in Las Vegas has risen again.
Hamilton Nolan
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The Latest Argument Against Abortion Rights: It's Not Hard to Be a Working Mom
Experts and working moms blast the absurdity of this key argument being used to take down abortion rights.
Bryce Covert
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The Weapons Industry Is Jubilant About Biden's Nominee for Pentagon Arms Buyer
Bill LaPlante's nomination is just the latest spin through the revolving door between the Pentagon and the military industry.
Sarah Lazare
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