“I Think I’m Done Striving”: Delia Cai Against the American Dream
After writing her debut novel, the Central Places author turns her ambitions to her community
A Nationwide UPS Strike Could Be Weeks Away
“[A strike] could capture the imagination of people who want a union, but want to join something that they feel is fighting for them.”
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
“Chicago Is Leading the Way in Advancing a Real Political Alternative”
Brandon Johnson was inaugurated as Chicago mayor on Monday. What makes the Chicago working-class movement that elected him so different is its willingness to wage audacious fights over protecting and expanding public goods that seem unwinnable.
How Chicago’s Working-Class Movement Elected Mayor Brandon Johnson
In a conversation with Jacobin, Chicago Teachers Union president Stacy Davis Gates, city councilor Carlos Rosa, and editor and organizer Alex Han discuss how Chicago’s working-class movement elected one of its own as mayor and where that movement goes now.
Writers Are More Powerful Than the Streaming Industry
“If we turn this career into a gig, into a hobby, the people who are going to be able to do it are the people who have generational wealth and privilege and are just doing this for fun.”
How Right-Wing Media Fuels Transphobic Violence
Kayla Denker, a trans woman, war veteran, and legal gun owner, posted a video online toting a gun in response to CPAC’s call to “eradicate” “transgenderism.” She’s become a target of an internet trans panic mob ever since.
The Three Stages of the Church of Trump
Jeff Sharlet on how the cult of Trump metastasizes.
Jorts The Cat Wants You To Fight Back
We sat down with the labor movement’s favorite feline to talk about intersectional power, using Twitter for organizing and how his co-workers keep him from falling into the trash.
“The People of Chicago Run the City”: Brandon Johnson on His Progressive Vision
We spoke with Chicago mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson about public safety, the housing crisis and building a movement against the neoliberal status quo.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Reformer Shawn Fain Wins the UAW Presidency, Talks Plans with Steven Greenhouse in Exclusive Interview
“We need to run contract campaigns where we engage the membership and go after their demands. We haven’t done this in my lifetime.”
Q&A with Alex Han, New Executive Director of In These Times
Writer, activist and trade unionist Bill Fletcher Jr. puts our new executive director, Alex Han, in the hot seat.
Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Alex Han
To Prevent Future Rail Tragedies, We Need to Nationalize the Rail System
“Corporate greed [is] turning railroads into banks to extract billions and billions of dollars from what should be critical infrastructure.”
The Supreme Court Could Gut the Right to Strike
C.M. Lewis interviews labor researcher Kate Bronfenbrenner about a case that could have widespread implications for unions across the country.
“The Lesson Here Is That the System Is Cruel”: Keri Blakinger on Prison Journalism
The formerly incarcerated reporter speaks out on the challenges of prison reporting and her new memoir, Corrections in Ink.
Democrats Need To Be Even Better on Abortion To Win the “Blue Tsunami” They Need
An interview about the midterms with reproductive justice pioneer Loretta Ross.
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.
What U.S. Organizers Can Learn From Brazil's Landless Workers Movement
In an interview, Rebecca Tarlau explains that 40 years of struggle by Brazil's landless workers movement offers lessons on engaging the system without being co-opted.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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.
David Graeber Is Gone, But He's Still Changing How We See History
In <i>The Dawn of Everything</i>, David Graeber delivers parting wisdom.
This Obscure Financial Tool Could Help Global South Countries That Are Drowning in the Pandemic
Here's why some of the IMF's biggest critics are calling on it to issue "special drawing rights."
Dianne Morales Is the Radical Choice for New York City Mayor
The political newcomer wants the city to stop "feeding the beast" of inequality.