October 2020 Volume 44, Issue 10

Labor
Meet the Warehouse Worker Who Took On Amazon Over Inhumane Conditions and Harassment
Hibaq Mohamed organized her community in a fight against Amazon, protesting working conditions at a fulfillment center with one of the highest rates of injury.
Michelle Chen and Molly Crabapple
DispatchLabor
Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid the Pandemic
When workers at a pizza joint refused to train the people replacing them, they were fired. Now they're unionizing.
Alice Herman
Viewpoint
Sorry Joe, Countries Don't Have Souls
Joe Biden has framed the election as a battle for “America’s soul.” But what we need are politicians who will fight for the material needs of the people.
Joel Bleifuss
What a Just Transition Would Actually Mean for Workers
If there can be a Superfund for toxic dirt, there should be one for workers.
In These Times Editors
Dispatch
Targeted, Imprisoned, Deported, Dead: How ICE’s Detention Can Be Deadly to Migrants
Human rights advocate Durvi Martinez was first detained by Vermont State Police. Then ICE stepped in.
Arvind Dilawar
Culture
Trump’s False Claims of Rampant Voter Fraud Draw From a Well-worn Racist Playbook
Republicans have tried to suppress turnout among voters who are poor, disabled or people of color for many years.
Joel Bleifuss
ViewpointLabor
What Does a “Safe Return” to School Look Like? Ask Teacher Unions.
Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back.
Lois Weiner and Jackson Potter
Viewpoint
All the Options for Schooling Are Bad—But We Have to Choose Safety
On parents' impossible decision.
Chandra Thomas Whitfield
Viewpoint
The Search for a Covid Vaccine Is Not an Arms Race
Treating vaccine research like a national security secret endangers us all.
Sarah Lazare

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