Movements

Fighting Asthma with Compost
The Baltimore Compost Collective wants Baltimore to adopt curbside composting, to address the city’s air pollution problem.
Jesse James DeConto
When ICE Comes for Their Neighbors, These Community Defense Brigades Will Be Ready
In the era of Trump, communities are organizing foot and bike patrols to protect their neighbors against immigration raids.
Elizabeth King
On Trial in a Language You Don’t Speak
A shortage of court interpreters means vulnerable, non-English-speakers may not be getting adequate legal support
Kimberly Jin
Toledo Passed a “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” To Protect Its Water. The State Is Trying to Stop It.
A local effort to protect environmental rights—of both people and nature—faces pushback from the state and industry.
Mari Margil and Ryan Dickinson
In 2008, Democratic Socialists Endorsed Him. Now, a DSA Member Is Primarying Him.
Backed by Brand New Congress, Anthony Clark is challenging Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), in a sign of how far left politics have moved.
Salim Muwakkil
Why We Still Need a Movement to Keep Youth From Joining the Military
A scrappy counter-recruitment movement is trying to starve the military of labor.
Elizabeth King
Meet the Woman Who’s Fought Racism in the Mississippi Delta for 54 Years
The days of racist policymaking are far from over. But where the state has refused to invest in Black communities, We2gether Creating Change is filling the gap.
Eli Day
How Border Patrol Occupied the Tohono O’odham Nation
Under ever-expanding high-tech surveillance, the reservation has become “the most militarized community in America.”
Todd Miller
What Makes Illinois’ Marijuana Legalization Bill So Progressive
The legislation, expected to be signed into law by the governor, takes steps towards rectifying the harms of the drug war.
Ramenda Cyrus
Lori Lightfoot Campaign Staffers Disappointed by Her Stance on Cop Academy
Sources close to Lightfoot’s campaign say some former staffers were disappointed by her apparent support for investment in further police training facilities.
Sabrina Gunter
The Democratic Socialists of America Helped Elect Them. Now What?
DSA chapters across the country are navigating relationships with politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Emma Whitford
We Talked with the New Hampshire Family in Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Experiment
The $1,000/month from Yang has changed the Fassis' lives in small ways—and kindled their imaginations.
Andrew Schwartz
The Cooperative Acupuncture Clinics Popping Up in Middle America
With skyrocketing healthcare costs, residents of Middle America are turning to acupuncture.
Valerie Vande Panne
Fossil Fuel Companies Are Enlisting Police to Crack Down on Protesters
An analysis by In These Times found, in at least seven states, the oil industry has backed critical infrastructure bills that criminalize pipeline protests.
Sarah Lazare and Simon Davis-Cohen
Across the World, Youth Are Striking for Their Right to a Livable Planet
The student-led international Youth Climate Strike movement demands that politicians support the Green New Deal.
Ari Bee
Hawai‘i’s Managed Retreat Proposal Offers an Early Model for Relocation—At a Cost
As seas rise, middle- and working-class Hawaiians worry they’ll be forced out of their homes, while the rich rebuild.
Alex Lubben
Public Banking Can Fund the Zero-Carbon Economy
Private banks have been underwriting the expansion of the fossil fuel industry for years. It’s time for a public model.
Aaron Fernando
Activists Sue LaGrange, Georgia, for Denying Water, Gas and Electricity to Undocumented Immigrants
Without a Social Security number and U.S.-issued photo ID, you can’t get basic utilities in cities across the South.
Allison Salerno
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