Movements

Early Draft of AFL-CIO's Report on Police Reform Shows a Commitment to Defending Police Unions
The long-awaited draft report is an explicit rejection of calls for the labor movement to separate itself from police.
Hamilton Nolan
In Rochester, A Police Alternative Delivers ... Police
Activists were excited about the launch of a new Person in Crisis team in a city that's suffered a string of police violence incidents—but so far, it's fallen short on its promises.
Sam Mellins
When Times are Tough, Tax Credits Are Not Enough
Biden's anti-poverty plan is to expand tax credits—but that doesn't address the root problem of low (or no) wages.
Premilla Nadasen
“Justice Looks Like Abolition”: A Minneapolis Organizer on the Chauvin Verdict
While George Floyd’s killer was found guilty, Miski Noor of the Black Visions Collective says that true justice requires replacing policing with systems of care—and democratic control over public safety.
Alice Herman
Rashida Tlaib on Defunding the Police: “Property Should Not Have More Value than Human Life”
The democratic socialist congresswoman explains why the U.S. needs to tackle systemic racism by investing in social programs, arguing that "police can't be the answer to all these ills in our country.”
Rashida Tlaib
What Some in DSA Get Wrong About Socialist Alternative
Disagreement is inevitable in any political movement, but a recent In These Times essay examining “entryism's” threat to the Left demands a response.
Grace Fors
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE AGAINST AMAZON
A Worldwide Workers' Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun
Bessemer was just the beginning. Amazon workers from Italy to India are uniting to form a global movement that may have found Jeff Bezos’s Achilles heel.
Luis Feliz Leon
The Dangers of Factionalism in DSA
If the Left is to succeed where past generations have failed, it can’t allow sectarian organizations to operate as "parties within a party."
Bill Barclay, Leo Casey, Jack Clark, Richard Healey, Deborah Meier, Maxine Phillips, Chris Riddiough and Joseph M. Schwartz
Violence Against Asian Women Workers Is All-American
Two weeks after the March 16th attacks, we must continue the work to dismantle centuries-long, harmful narratives about Asian women.
Clara Liang
If You Want Student Loan Debt Cancellation, the Time to Act Is Here
The Debt Collective is making clear to the Biden administration that it’s time to cancel every cent of student debt.
Umme Hoque
The Movement for Black Lives Has Been Waiting for This Moment
Racial justice organizers are preparing to take to the streets and the halls of power to push President Biden to meet their demands.
Eli Day
The Disaster in Texas Shows Why We Need to Cancel Utility Debt
After enduring heat and energy shortages, Texans are now facing sky-high utility bills. It’s time to cancel this debt—and implement a national moratorium on utility shutoffs.
Johanna Bozuwa
Alicia Garza on the Problem of Celebrity in Social Movements
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza reflects on platforms and pedestals.
Alicia Garza
The Young Socialists' School-to-Union Pipeline
Members of the Democratic Socialists of America are embracing the "rank and file strategy."
Indigo Olivier
Democrats Can't Afford to Dilute Their $15 Minimum Wage Proposal
The wage increase in the Covid relief bill also applies to tipped workers and others making a subminimum wage. Democrats should fight tooth and nail to make it law.
s.e. smith
Republicans Are Using the Capitol Riot as a Trojan Horse to Target the Left
Since January 6, GOP lawmakers across the country have introduced a slew of anti-protest bills.
Branko Marcetic
Indigenous Water Protectors Face Off Against the “Pandemic Pipeline”
Biden halted Keystone XL, but Enbridge’s Line 3 would pipe the same tar sands oil into the U.S. and across Anishinaabe treaty lands.
Clara Liang
Desperate Times Call for Mutual Aid
But it's not a substitute for organizing.
Marianela D’Aprile
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