As Mayor, Brandon Johnson Should Establish a Public Bank in Chicago
Chicago’s working-class neighborhoods have been exploited by predatory financial institutions and starved of desperately needed investment. Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson could change that by creating a public bank.
10 Years After the Rana Plaza Collapse, Has Anything Changed?
The deaths of 1,100 workers sparked reforms in Bangladesh’s garment industry. But problems persist, especially for those disabled in the collapse.
Inside the Government’s Failing Program to Protect Farmworkers
Fifty years ago, the U.S. created a program to protect farmworkers from dangerous housing, wage theft and other rampant abuse. Internal documents show a failing system.
Johnathan Hettinger and Sky Chadde
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.
This Is How It Spreads
The raw ingredients are finally in place for the labor movement to plant its seeds everywhere.
The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits. Clarence Thomas Is Proof.
If Supreme Court justices can be bought by billionaires, lifetime terms only enable corruption.
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.
In These Times Remembers Staughton Lynd, Peter Marcuse, Paul Schrade and Eric Werthman
While thanking our supporters in the May 2023 issue, we also remember those who are no longer with us and are honored to recognize several of our champions who passed away in 2022.
In These Times Editors
Insurance Companies are Destroying New York's Home Care Industry
“Year after year, they’ve been pocketing money meant for home care workers.”
Is the War in Yemen Coming to an End?
"[This is] the closest Yemen has been to real progress towards lasting peace."
The Three Stages of the Church of Trump
Jeff Sharlet on how the cult of Trump metastasizes.
“We’re Calling Bullshit”: Why Museum Workers Keep Unionizing
In Philadelphia and across the country, the movement to organize cultural workers just keeps growing.
How Old Oil Wells Become Taxpayers' Problem
Nationwide, oil companies have abandoned more than a million oil and gas wells—and the cost of cleaning them up.
We Shouldn’t Have to Work Ourselves to Death
Why raising the retirement age is a very bad idea.
Christopher R. Martin
Families Deserve More Than the Parents’ Bill of Rights
The Right is coming for our schools. We need to think bigger.
David M. Perry
Brandon Johnson Took on Republican Megadonors—and Won. Is Helen Gym Next?
In These Times Executive Director Alex Han argues that what just happened in Chicago—and what happens next in Philadelphia—sets the table for what’s possible for our country in 2024.
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.
Brandon Johnson Won the Race for Chicago’s Mayor By Loving and Fighting for the City
Johnson defeated a conservative opponent in Paul Vallas and will take office as a strong supporter of progressive politics and workers’ rights.