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"We Are Emptying Out Their Shelves": Nabisco Workers’ 5-Week Strike Won by Shutting Down Business as Usual
A beaten-down workforce took on a powerful company—and won.
Stephen Franklin
Viewpoint
Playing Chicken With Nihilists
How progressives should deal with the incredible Democratic reconciliation debacle.
Hamilton Nolan
Departments
Occupy Wall Street, Ten Years After
In 2011, Occupy organizers spoke with In These Times about challenges and opportunities. Ten years later, we look back on the decentralized, grassroots uprising.
In These Times Editors
Viewpoint
Occupy Wall Street Trained a Generation in Class War
How OWS shaped a decade of dramatic protests and why it has run its course.
Arun Gupta
Massachusetts May Become First State to Send Money to Low-Income Countries to Deal With Climate Change
A groundbreaking bill would provide funding from U.S. residents to help developing nations respond to the climate crisis.
Rachel M. Cohen
DispatchThe Wisconsin Idea
A Lead Problem Worse Than Flint's
Hundreds of thousands of lead service lines in Wisconsin are a threat to public health, and communities of color are particularly vulnerable.
Susan Shain
Labor
Talking to Bourbon Workers on the Picket Line
A conversation with Matt Aubrey, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D.
Maximillian Alvarez
The Filibuster Is Now the Only Thing Standing In the Way of Voting Rights
The new Freedom to Vote Act is backed by the entire Democratic caucus. But with full Republican opposition, passing it will require changing or abolishing the filibuster.
Jessica Corbett
Labor
An Exhibit of Worker Power: Art Institute of Chicago Workers Join the Museum Union Wave
Employees at the historic museum are organizing for pay fairness and transparency, part of a growing movement to unionize cultural institutions across the country.
Jeff Schuhrke
Feature
U.S. Says It Supports a Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver, But Document Reveals It Is Dragging Feet at WTO
Global health advocates say a patent waiver would ease access to Covid vaccines, but the U.S. declined to support as-is a proposal to greenlight the waiver, a summary of a September 14 WTO meeting shows.
Sarah Lazare
ViewpointRural America
Welcome to the Pyrocene
Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.
Steve Pyne
20 Years of 9/11
Why the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan should be defended, and why America’s perpetual war footing must be abandoned.
In These Times Editors
Departments
9/11 and the Illusion of War Without Casualties
Twenty years ago, Naomi Klein wrote that 9/11 shattered Americans' "illusion of war without casualties." Now, after combat troops have been pulled out of Afghanistan, is it really "game over"?
In These Times Editors
The War on Terror Gave Us Donald Trump
In an interview, Reign of Terror author Spencer Ackerman explains how the brutal legacy of America’s post-9/11 wars has reshaped U.S. society and led to our era of authoritarian demagoguery.
Micah Uetricht
Labor
The Tragic and Irreversible Consequences of Workplace Bullying
The family of grocery worker Evan Seyfried has not stopped seeking justice.
Maximillian Alvarez
The Wisconsin Idea
The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long
A corporation impedes progress on tracing and removing PFAS contaminants from area water— chemical pollution it caused.
Christina Lieffring
Feature
Pedagogy of the Apocalypse
In a year filled with trauma, a university professor learns how to support her students.
Tatiana McInnis
Labor
Building Trades Leader: Any Politician Who Doesn't Back the PRO Act Shouldn't Get Labor's Support
A conversation with Jimmy Williams, the progressive new president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
Mindy Isser
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