July 2017 Volume 41, Issue 07

Culture
The Frustrating Yet Beautiful Drama of “A Ghost Story”
Filmmaker David Lowery's latest is slow, but contains a few genuine spiritual ideas.
Michael Atkinson
Culture
Squatters’ 60-Year War Against Private Property
How propertied classes team up with the state to forcibly evict urban squatters.
Margaret Garb
Dispatch
Detroit’s Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root
Over decades of poverty, Detroiters have fostered a resilient informal economy based on trust.
Valerie Vande Panne
Culture
The Fairy Tales Capitalists Tell Themselves
The new book The Wisdom of Money amounts to morale-boosting capitalist agitprop.
Chris Lehmann
InvestigationGoodman Institute
How Chicago’s Police Union Contract Ensures Abuses Remain in the Shadows
Activists are calling on the city to represent victims of police violence in upcoming contract negotiations.
Adeshina Emmanuel
Culture
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Examining Britain’s Populist Revolt
David Goodhart's The Road to Somewhere goes nowhere worth following.
Jane Miller
Dispatch
Done Waiting for the Mule: Black Activists Seek To Occupy 40 Acres of Land this Juneteenth
In cities across the country, organizers for "Black Land and Liberation" are preparing to reclaim vacant spaces.
Aviana Willis
Viewpoint
To Save the Revolution, Venzuelans Must Grapple With Chavismo’s Failures
A resurgent Right cannot be allowed to present itself as the only alternative.
Mike Gonzalez
Viewpoint
Where’s the Alternative to Trump’s Austerity Budget? Look to Bernie Sanders’ Progressive Caucus.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has proposed a radical People's Budget—but to pass it, we need to take over the Democratic Party.
Joel Bleifuss
Viewpoint
Even by Trump’s Own Standards, His Budget Is Terrible
Trickle-down tax cuts and slashes to social spending aren't the path to a competitive economy.
Susan J. Douglas
Dispatch
Atlantic City Could Be the Next Flint—But Residents Are Fighting To Save Their Water
Chris Christie-appointed officials may soon privatize the city's water utility.
Kate Aronoff

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