Movements

Facts Over Ideology, Peace Over War
Russia is responsible for invading Ukraine, and we have to recognize that.
Terry Burke and Andrew Berman
Starbucks Workers Are Facing Down One of the Most Intense Union-Busting Campaigns in Decades
Workers at more than 100 Starbucks stores in 27 states have filed union petitions for elections. In response, the company has launched a relentless anti-union effort.
Hannah Faris
St. Louis’s Movement-Backed Mayor Promised to Close an Infamous Jail. What’s the Hold Up?
Mayor Tishaura Jones, who took office in April 2021, promised to empty the jail known as "the Workhouse" within the first 100 days of her tenure.
Skyler Aikerson
Unions Stand With Exploited Immigrant Demolition Workers in NYC
A conversation with Chaz Rynkiewicz, vice president of Laborers Local 79.
Maximillian Alvarez
In Praise of The Whole World Is Watching
We remember the life and accomplishments of the late activist, writer and scholar Todd Gitlin (1943-2022).
Susan J. Douglas
The Best Way to Fight for the Public is in Public
Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Minneapolis' first Black democratic socialist City Councilmember, says she's not only fighting for better outcomes, but a more just system.
Robin Wonsley Worlobah
Meet the High School Students Who Organized Thousands to Walk Out for Amir Locke
Twin Cities teens demand a true ban on deadly "no-knock" warrants, a broken promise from Mayor Frey.
Paige Oamek and Maggie Duffy
What's Next for the Defund Movement?
Five police abolitionists from around the country—some of them newly elected to city councils—talk about lessons from 2021 and plans for 2022.
Kandace Montgomery, Robin Wonsley Worlobah, Andrew R. Hairston, Willie Burnley Jr. and Makia Green
Disrupt or Anchor the Democratic Party? Why Not Both?
Political scientists Frances Fox Piven and Daniel Schlozman offer key perspectives on whether movements should put pressure on political parties from the outside, or focus on gaining insider power themselves.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
Happy Birthday Jeff Bezos, You Bum
A cold, angry party for an absent billionaire.
Hamilton Nolan
Death in the Air
An essential worker considers pandemic times.
Sean Estelle
How January 6 Is Being Used to Crush Dissent on the Left
Rather than grapple with the political forces behind the Capitol siege, lawmakers have instead pushed a spate of anti-protest laws across the country.
Branko Marcetic
Student Worker Isn’t an Oxymoron
This month University of California's Student Researchers United-UAW won their union, the largest unit of student employees organized at once in U.S. history. Let's look back 30 years at what campus organizers fought for.
In These Times Editors
These Three Candidates Worked Together to Bring "Sidewalk Socialism" to Their City Council
In spite of India Walton's loss in Buffalo, N.Y., Election Day 2021 still showed promise for socialism on the local level.
Rebecca Burns
How Workers at Beverage Giant Refresco Defeated a “Notorious” Union Buster
Refresco has waged a prolonged and costly fight to stop the workers from unionizing.
Alice Herman
Mississippi Believes It Can Be Organized. Does Anyone Else?
Under-resourced and overlooked, the South is tired of waiting for organized labor.
Hamilton Nolan
The Strike Wave Is a Big Flashing Sign That We Need More New Union Organizing
If you want more strikes, make more union members.
Hamilton Nolan
In Middle America, Unions and Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into the Grave
By not organizing in decimated post-industrial towns, we're ceding ground to the right wing.
Hamilton Nolan
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