October 18, 2018 Volume 42, Issue 11

Culture
The Typical Workplace Is a Dictatorship. But It Doesn’t Have To Be.
Socialists and progressives have a variety of ideas to bring democracy into the workplace.
In These Times Editors
Dispatch
In the Shadow of Detroit, a Michigan City Is Taking the Solar Transition Into Its Own Hands
Amid poverty and frequent power blackouts, a cutting-edge renewable energy program is underway in Highland Park.
Valerie Vande Panne
Culture
Black Women Voters Aren’t “Saving America.” We’re Saving Ourselves.
Since at least the 1830s, Black women have organized, campaigned, and voted for issues that matter to us most.
Joshunda Sanders
Dispatch
Baltimore Won a Big Victory for Affordable Housing. The Next Goal: Community Control.
Housing organizers won $20 million annually in city money for housing. They want that housing to be democratically controlled.
Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo
Viewpoint
Yes, Voter Suppression Is Real. But Young Voters May Bridge the Gap.
The midterms are rigged against people of color and the poor.
Joel Bleifuss
Viewpoint
94% of Indigenous Women in Seattle Have Experienced Sexual Violence. We Need To Tell Their Stories.
Abigail Echo-Hawk on a hidden epidemic.
Andrew Schwartz
Dispatch
Socialists Versus Landlords
Los Angeles DSA is harnessing anger over skyrocketing rent to get nonvoters to the polls in November.
David Dayen
Viewpoint
What Russiagate Skeptics Get Wrong
The Left can call for military deescalation while still holding Putin accountable for electoral meddling.
John Feffer
Viewpoint
How Pro-War Democrats Use Russiagate To Bloat the Military—And Why That’s Dangerous
Russia became the bipartisan justification for an $716 billion defense budget and nuclear build-up.
Sarah Lazare
Viewpoint
Why I’m Sick and Tired of Hearing About Russiagate
Mueller won’t save us from the deep flaws in our democracy that brought us Trump.
Jessica Stites
Dispatch
Jerry Brown Didn’t Invite Grassroots Activists to His Climate Summit—They Came Anyway
While the elite discuss band-aids, organizers call for real solutions.
Kate Aronoff
Viewpoint
We Believed Anita Hill
In 1991, an alleged sexual harasser was appointed to the Supreme Court. Let’s not repeat history.
Joel Bleifuss
Culture
America’s Great Strike Waves Have Shaped the Country. We Can Unleash Another.
Erik Loomis’ "A History of America in Ten Strikes" is a powerful reminder of the need for worker militancy.
Shaun Richman
Culture
Serial Misogyn-Neigh: The New “BoJack” Explores How We Let Famous Men, And Horses, Off the Hook
Season five of BoJack Horseman turns a critical eye on its characters and itself.
Sady Doyle

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