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After Getting Burned By Wall Street, California Fire Victims Fight To Reclaim Their Power
California utility company PG&E has settled, but many fire victims are still waiting to see their full payout.
Jordan Allyn
Labor
Buffalo Starbucks Workers Waited 6 Months Before the NLRB Finally Filed a Complaint Against the Company
These Starbucks workers were the first to unionize—but labor law went unenforced during their elections.
Maxwell Parrott
Feature
How the Child Welfare System Is Silently Destroying Black Families
A single call from an anonymous tipster is all it takes for the government to take children from their families
Dorothy Roberts
Viewpoint
If Banks Want to Be Seen as Climate-Friendly, They Need to Exit Fossil Fuels
The climate movement is stepping up pressure on banks to stop the flow of cash to the oil and gas industry.
Arielle Swernoff
FeatureLabor
These Are The Workers Who Took on Amazon, and Won
Against all odds, Amazon workers in New York organized a successful union against one of the biggest companies in the world. Here's how.
Luis Feliz Leon
Overturning Roe Will Be an Economic Catastrophe for Millions of Women
Abortion rights are economic rights.
Asha Banerjee
Culture
HBO's DMZ Fails to Invent a Truly Revolutionary Society
The miniseries stars Rosario Dawson in a depoliticized dystopia
Devyn Springer
Viewpoint
America Has Embraced Forced Pregnancy
Nine months of physical and hormonal trauma to your body—with permanent and sometimes lethal consequences—is no longer your choice.
Miriam Markowitz
Rural America
The Radical Immigrant Farmers Who Helped Defeat the Robber Barons
Beginning in the 1840s, revolutionary German immigrants introduced agrarian radicalism to Texas and shaped the U.S. tradition of rural socialism
Thomas Alter II
During the Pandemic, Poor Areas Have Had Twice the Death Rates of Rich Ones
A new report shows the U.S. response to the Covid pandemic has been defined by inequity—and poor and low-income communities are bearing the fatal cost.
Shailly Gupta Barnes and Jim Pugh
Overcoming an Onslaught of Dark Money Attacks, Progressive Summer Lee Wins a Historic Victory
The Pennsylvania representative faced down millions of dollars in negative ads from pro-Israel groups and took on the Democratic establishment by running on a bold left agenda.
Nick Vachon
ViewpointLabor
The Amazon Labor Union Victory Shows That Jurisdiction Is Dead
No more arguing over territory or industries—we need multi-union coalitions capable of organizing on a national scale.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
How the Construction Industry Preys on Workers Newly Released From Prison
They're required to work as a condition of release from prison. Then the construction industry targets them for exploitation.
Katie Jane Fernelius
Feature
At Global Covid-19 Summit, Biden's Silence on Pharmaceutical Monopolies Speaks Volumes
The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma's stranglehold on intellectual property for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.
Sarah Lazare
Viewpoint
The Rip-Off Economy Will Save Itself. It Won't Save You.
Squandering our national moment of opportunity at capitalism's casino.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Rapid Grocery Delivery Service Buyk Accused of Wage Theft by Former Workers
Before the Russian-funded delivery startup collapsed, Buyk sold itself as a way for workers to escape the gig economy. Former workers say it failed to deliver.
Amir Khafagy
Rural America
“It Tears You Apart Mentally and Physically”: The Health Crisis Afflicting Black Farmers
Farming is a stressful occupation. Black farmers face the additional burdens of racism, debt and fear of displacement.
Safiya Charles
Labor
50 Years of Class War in Wisconsin
A conversation with veteran educators and organizers Frank Emspak and Adrienne Pagac about the conditions that paved the way for the Wisconsin Uprising.
Maximillian Alvarez
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