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“This Just Cost You Kentucky Truck Plant": UAW Announces Major Surprise Strike
Some 8,700 additional auto workers walked off the job on Wednesday in a critical escalation of the Stand-Up Strike.
Keith Brower Brown
InterviewIsrael & Palestine
From Palestine to the Black South, Abolition Journalism is Exposing Injustice
Scalawag Editor-in-Chief Sherronda J. Brown on love, Palestine, and the liberatory promise of horror.
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
Dispatch
How San Diego Built a Surveillance Apparatus Under the Guise of “Sustainability”
What started as a green infrastructure project quickly spiraled into a crisis of mass surveillance.
Jesse Marx
Labor
“Is This a Union Town or What?” Chicago's Transformative Role in the Labor Movement—Past and Present—Fuels UAW Rally
Mayor Brandon Johnson and local, national and international labor leaders joined United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain at a rally for striking autoworkers and allies at the Local 551 union hall.
Maia McDonald
Viewpoint
Biden Needs To Run On Something—It Should Be Mass Debt Relief
Millions of Americans are drowning in debt. Ahead of the upcoming election, Democrats can do what’s both right and popular by promising to cancel it.
Scott Remer
Labor
UAW Scores Major Victory, GM to Put EV Battery Plants in National Contract
While the UAW's strike against the Big Three is ongoing and bargaining continues, union president Shawn Fain announced an important victory.
Luis Feliz Leon
Labor
Kaiser Workers Are Out on the Largest Healthcare Strike in U.S. History
This week, more than 75,000 unionized workers at Kaiser Permanente walked off the job, the latest in a string of high-profile labor actions across the country.
Jake Johnson
ViewpointRural America
A Rural New Deal Could Help Progressives Win Rural America
Championing rural and working-class communities is how progressives can build the trust needed to defuse culture war weapons wielded by the Right.
Anthony Flaccavento
Viewpoint
Dallas Climate Activists Won a Major Investment in Green Transit. We Can All Learn From Their Fight.
A free public transportation campaign in Dallas is a model for success as Sunrise builds its new Green New Deal for Schools campaign.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
Viewpoint
The Solidarity Economy Movement Is Devising a World Beyond Capitalism
Artists and activists are building economic alternatives centered on principles of cooperation, participatory democracy and sustainability.
Aric Sleeper
Feature
The Case for Child Welfare Abolition
For decades, reformers have tried to fix our broken child protective services system. Is abolishing it an idea whose time has come?
Roxanna Asgarian
CultureIsrael & Palestine
Art Against Occupation
Malak Mattar's London show examines the U.K.' s role in Palestinian colonization.
Matt A. Hanson
Viewpoint
Movements Got Brandon Johnson Elected. How Do We Organize From Here?
A run of progressive victories proves that social movements have transformed Chicago, but the migrant housing crisis shows that contradictions and challenges persist.
Asha Ransby-Sporn
LaborInterviewPodcast
The UAW Fight is an Exercise in Class Struggle Unionism
UAW President Shawn Fain has said that “corporate greed” is the enemy, and autoworkers are fighting back.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
Labor
UAW Autoworkers Strike Grows Larger, Stellantis Has Been Spared in This Round
The UAW strike that started Sept. 15 has now increased to 25,000 workers striking against the Big Three automakers. According to UAW President Shawn Fain, while negotiations continue with all of the Big Three, Stellantis has made "significant progress" on some issues.
Luis Feliz Leon
LaborInterviewPodcast
A Government Shutdown Would Shutter the NLRB. That’s Bad News for Striking Workers.
A government shutdown would place NLRB workers on furlough, leaving striking workers without a crucial ally in their fight.
Maximillian Alvarez
A crowd of striking workers hold up UAW signs and fists, standing in front of two trucks that say Teamsters.
Labor
They Sacrificed to Survive Bankruptcy. They Worked Through A Pandemic. Now, Autoworkers Have Had Enough.
“I want to see them return what they promised to the workers that saved the company,” says a striking Stellantis worker in Minnesota.
Amie Stager
Departments
Conservatives Can't Stop Waging War on Schools
Fifteen years ago, Kate Sheppard reported on the propaganda within the most-used government textbook in America. Now, right-wing fearmongering has once again reared its head in Florida schools.
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