Opinion

Autoworkers—And All of Us—Deserve a Much Shorter Workweek
A 20-hour workweek is ours for the taking.
Alex Han
The Big 3 Want You To Think Striking Workers and the Climate Are at Odds. They’re Not.
Mainstream media coverage of the UAW strike has implied that workers’ demands stand in conflict with achieving climate goals. That’s BS.
Sarah Lazare
Bernie Sanders to Big 3 CEOs: “It is time for you to end your greed.”
Transcript: In an explosive speech at a Detroit autoworker rally, Sanders railed against stock buybacks and called on CEOs to negotiate a fair contract.
Bernie Sanders
It’s Time to Reclaim the Promise of Economic Rights in the U.S.
The fight for social democratic policies can help inspire a progressive resurgence in America. A new book provides a roadmap.
Max B. Sawicky
No Parties on a Dead Planet: It’s Time We Reimagine Burning Man
Why this ecologically devastating escapist drug party just hits differently in 2023.
Corinne Loperfido
The U.S. Moneyless Economy Is Booming
The free and shared goods economy is creating community resilience and alternatives to trash culture for millions of people.
April M. Short
Sara Nelson: Attacks on Abortion Rights Are Attacks on All Workers
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson on abortion rights, building union density, and the sham of “corporate benevolence”.
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
If Democrats Want to Win Elections, They Should Bring Back the Covid Welfare State
By many measures, Bidenomics is working great—but most Americans are still down on the economy. That’s in large part because the U.S. government let its temporarily generous social safety net unravel.
Nick French
Racial Capitalism Is in Real Peril This Time
The climate crisis is a hard one to buy your way out of.
Barbara Ransby
Socialism at the End of the End of History
Climate change and neoliberalism’s collapse have made the future uncertain. Socialists are faced with a dilemma: How to be ready to seize the moment when we don’t know when or what that moment will be?
Alex Han
The U.S. Says No to Affirmative Action—Until It's Time for War
The U.S. government values Black people when we serve in their wars, but not enough to invest in our education.
Kinjo Kiema
It's Up to Unions to Make the NLRB Matter
The regulatory climate for unions is good. Will they do anything with it?
Hamilton Nolan
Accountability Is Not a Pseudonym for a Cage: Chesa Boudin on Decarceration in our Lifetimes
The former San Francisco District Attorney on accountability, abolition, and the reality of San Francisco politics.
Avalon Edwards
Hearing: Don’t Cut Corners with Miners’ Safety
In West Virginia, a push for stronger regulations to fight the new epidemic of black lung afflicting Central Appalachian miners.
Kim Kelly
The Tragedy of Misunderstanding the Commons
Twelfth-century peasants developed commons practices to survive domination. We could use them to reclaim our lives from capitalism.
Steven Stoll
It’s Too Hot to Keep Using Pesticides
Farm workers are being sickened by agrochemicals—and, due to extreme heat, by the PPE they wear to protect themselves.
Harrison Watson
This 20th Century Italian Marxist Offers Lessons for Today’s Social Movements
Antonio Gramsci’s political thinking and practical strategizing provide a set of ideas that have only grown more salient with time.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
AI Could Be a Godsend for Accessing Public Benefits—Or a Nightmare
We stand on the verge of a technological transformation. We’ll need to work collectively to steer these advancements towards empowering those in need.
Jim Pugh
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