Calling Cop City Activists "Terrorists" Is An Old Government Trick
Several Cop City activists have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism—something that has long been a legal and rhetorical weapon of state power.
Black Educators Are Reimagining A Better School System
“Black Lives Matter at School is an act of resistance. It’s a refusal to accept the ways that we are perpetually dehumanized. It’s a statement that we exist, that we are here, and that we are going to fight back.”
Henry Hicks IV
The Plot to Cancel Drag Queens
Drag Shows under attack by far-right groups.
Change the World and Watch Public Opinion Follow
How to stop letting our crises go to waste.
No Cop City Anywhere
Chicago’s #NoCopAcademy campaign and #StopCopCity in Atlanta are part of the same movement: to end violent policing, protect the environment and defend Black and brown lives.
A Pipeline Brings Gas and Revolt to Southern Italy
“We thought nothing like this could happen in Italy until we found ourselves right in the middle of it.”
After a Record Year for Police Violence, Is It Finally Time to Defund the Police?
As law enforcement budgets have continued to increase, so have the number of killings by police officers. To reverse this trend, funding could be reallocated to social programs, as racial justice advocates have long called for.
How to Avoid Nuclear Stand-Offs That Threaten the Entire World
Frida Berrigan on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the fight for nuclear abolition.
The Necessary Refuge of Third Places
Our public meeting spaces have been disappearing. It’s time to reclaim them.
In These Times Editors
Starbucks Union Workers Have a Holiday Wish: Don’t Buy Starbucks Gift Cards
To mark the anniversary of the Starbucks union movement, workers are holding rallies in 10 cities—and asking customers to publicly show their support.
Democrats Can’t Be Counted On to Stop the MAGA Right, So Socialists Are Stepping Up
After the midterms, Congress will have more socialists than ever—while progressive policies won across the country. The Left will have to use its power to take on the anti-democratic GOP.
The Protest Camp Where Houseless Activists Fight Luxury High Rises
Houseless protesters in Chicago occupied a parking lot and then set up a long-term camp to fight gentrification—with the support of the neighborhood.
Bosses Hate This One Trick
Work-to-rule is not walking away from a fight, but a different way to fight.
In These Times Editors
Why Starbucks Cares So Much About a Little Pin
A barista in Buffalo says he was fired for wearing a suicide awareness pin. Now, workers in at least seven other states are wearing it in solidarity.
Sysco Strikers Reach a Deal
The three-week, multi-state strikes caused supply chain interruptions but drew widespread community support.
Eloise Goldsmith and Rohan Montgomery
Teachers and Other Unionists Are Joining Iran’s Gender Justice Uprising
As part of the nationwide protests in Iran, women union members are taking to the streets, saying: “we have nothing to lose but our lives.”
Independent Unions Are Great—And Proof of Labor's Broken Institutions
The inspiring wave of independent labor organizing also represents the failure of existing unions.
How to Fight Mass Incarceration and Win
Criminal justice reform advocates in Los Angeles have amassed some impressive victories—laying out a model for reducing incarceration and providing care.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler