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Labor
Growing Up Punk and Union on the Waterfront
A conversation with longshore workers and union leaders.
Maximillian Alvarez
Viewpoint
If We Don’t Break Up Big Tech, We’ll All Be Uber Drivers Soon
Big tech is a common enemy for workers and small business owners—but some on the Left just don't see it.
Moe Tkacik
Feature
Pfizer Helped Create the Global Patent Rules. Now it's Using Them to Undercut Access to the Covid Vaccine.
The pharmaceutical company is opposing a proposal at the World Trade Organization to expand vaccine access to poor countries.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
Dear Mackenzie: There's One More Donation You Owe to the World
Unionize Amazon.
Hamilton Nolan
Feature
Billionaires Want to Be the Gatekeepers of the Solar System
Space is the final (profitable) frontier—and it’s Elon Musk’s for the taking.
Eleanor Penny
Viewpoint
Socialism Informs the Best of Our Politics
The case for democratic socialism in the 21st century.
Michael Harrington
Viewpoint
The Best Moment of 2020: The Burning of the Third Precinct
Everything else was bad
Hamilton Nolan
Climate
For the Green New Deal to Work, It Has to Reject “Growth”
How pursuing unfettered GDP growth makes it impossible to achieve the objectives of the Green New Deal.
Riccardo Mastini, Giorgos Kallis and Jason Hickel
Labor
Workers Should Run the World: A Bus Operator's Perspective
A conversation with Erek Slater, a bus operator for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Maximillian Alvarez
Dispatch
From Student Debtor to Soldier
How the student loan debt crisis forces low-income students of color into the military.
Anna Attie
Feature
The Electoral College Needs to Go. Here’s How States Can Bypass It.
Hillary Clinton and Al Gore both won the popular vote, but lost the election. It’s time for the people to choose who becomes president.
In These Times Editors
Viewpoint
What Biden’s Housing Pick Says About How He’ll Approach the Crisis
By nominating Rep. Marcia Fudge, Biden is indicating he’ll treat HUD as an afterthought. That’s the opposite of what we need right now.
Maurice BP-Weeks, Jeremie Greer and Tara Raghuveer
Labor
Warehouse Workers Are on the Front Lines of the Covid Crisis. They're Worried They'll Be Passed Over for the Vaccine.
Low-wage warehouse workers, many of whom are temporary, are demanding access to the vaccine.
Kari Lydersen
Labor
New York City Drivers Cooperative Aims to Smash Uber’s Exploitative Model
The city's first worker-owned ridesharing app gets ready to take on the big boys.
Hamilton Nolan
Rural America
‘Buy It or Else’: How Monsanto and BASF Forced a Toxic Weed Killer on Farmers
Internal records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.
Johnathan Hettinger
Feature
Activists Demand Rich Countries Suspend Patent Laws and Share Vaccines Freely
As rich countries hoard vaccine stocks, activists are calling for a just global distribution.
Hadas Thier
Viewpoint
Americans Are Drowning in Debt. Let’s Forgive All of It.
In the age of Covid-19, it’s time to end our debt epidemic once and for all.
Scott Remer
Feature
Biden’s Defense Secretary Pick Shows the Revolving Door for Military Contractors Remains
Industry ties were simply taken for granted in Biden’s defense secretary sweepstakes.
Sarah Lazare
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