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Dear Reader
A farewell message from longtime Editor & Publisher Joel Bleifuss
Joel Bleifuss
Rural America
Meet the Appalachian Women Facing Down the Mountain Valley Pipeline
Across years and several southern states, these organizers have helped drive the massive gas pipeline to the brink of defeat.
Ben Bolling
Feature
New York Progressives and Socialists Are Hoping to Turn Legislative Setbacks Into Electoral Electricity
After key bills on climate and housing stalled in the legislature, left-wing organizers are working to topple Democratic incumbents and build a united front in Albany.
Karma Samtani
Labor
The Creative Methods Workers Are Using to Stop Bosses' Abuse
Why we need to enforce worker protections to build the labor movement we want.
Brittany Scott
Feature
The Spectacular Failure of the WTO To Fight Covid
The global body has proven itself unwilling to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry. Here's what it means for the next crisis.
Sarah Lazare
Departments
When Abortion Clinics Had Business Cards
A history of abortions before Roe
In These Times Editors
Labor
"Definitely It's Retaliation": Starbucks Closes Unionized Store in Ithaca
A conversation with Nadia Vitek, a worker-organizer with Starbucks Workers United.
Maximillian Alvarez
“It’s Time for Generational Change”: Why Progressive Challenger Kina Collins Is Taking on a 25-Year Incumbent
Collins is mounting a rematch for Congress against Rep. Danny K. Davis in the Chicago area—while confronting the Democratic Party establishment.
Skyler Aikerson
Departments
Before Wokeness, There Was “Political Correctness”
Revisiting a left case against PC culture from the 90s
In These Times Editors
ViewpointRural America
Beware the Corporate Appropriation of “Sustainable” Farming Practices
Long-standing methods of agroecology can feed people, restore ecosystems and transform our food system—but not if agribusiness hollows them out.
Philip A. Loring
Climate
The Movements Taking Climate Action Where Politicians Won't
The world's most existential crisis has all but fallen off Washington's agenda. But campaigners are finding success in more immediate targets.
Donna Katzin and William Minter
Labor
What It's Like Being a Gravedigger During the Pandemic
A conversation with a cemetery worker about politics, life and labor during the Covid crisis.
Maximillian Alvarez
Viewpoint
3 Anti-Inflation Alternatives to Raising Interest Rates
Tackling inflation requires reining in private markets—and embracing economic democracy.
Richard D. Wolff
Feature
Bill Clinton Did More to Sell Neoliberalism than Milton Friedman
A brief history of how the Democratic Party's turn to market capitalism wrecked everything.
Lily Geismer
Labor
The AFL-CIO's Official New Goal: Continued Decline
The union federation's new organizing plan aims low. Very low.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Long, Uphill Battle to Unionize Workers at Religious Institutions
A conversation with Maggie Levantovskaya, a lecturer at a small Jesuit university, about how workers there formed a union, despite the fact that the National Labor Relations Board does not have jurisdiction over religious institutions.
Maximillian Alvarez
Viewpoint
Here's What the Criminal Justice Reform Movement Can Learn From Chesa Boudin’s Loss
Opponents of mass incarceration shouldn’t despair or write off the recall of San Francisco’s progressive DA. Instead, we should take lessons and build stronger infrastructure to propel future wins.
Janos Marton
Feature
Big Tobacco Is Funding Opposition to Global Covid Vaccine Access
Tobacco companies are bankrolling a group that is working to defeat an intellectual property waiver. And the companies have a direct interest in doing so.
Sarah Lazare
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