The Movement for Black Lives Issue Takeover

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Last Year, $1,748 of Your Taxes Went to Corporate Pentagon Contractors
On average, U.S taxpayers paid more to military contractors in 2023 than a month’s rent. Those are funds that could go to healthcare or education—but instead are being spent on war.
Lindsay Koshgarian
Viewpoint
Project 2025 Is Already Here
Core aspects of the far-right plan to overhaul U.S. government are already being put into place, through an anti-abortion influence campaign overseas.
Gillian Kane
Mamiran Nessa, a Bengali Muslim woman, spent 10 years in detention after the Indian government refused her proof of long-standing citizenship. She now lives on a river island rapidly eroding because of climate change.
FeatureInvestigationGoodman InstituteIsrael & Palestine
Hindu Nationalists Are Taking Notes—and Tech Support—From the Israeli Right
The state of Assam has become a laboratory of ethnonationalism, with warning signs of genocide ahead.
Ankur Singh
Labor
11 Lessons From 11 Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster
Corporate exploitation has a playbook, so should we.
Anna Canning and Sarah Newell
CultureClimate
This Earth Day, Common Ground Urges us to Rethink Our Relationship With Soil
Regenerative agricultural practices can be transformative, but only if we let them.
Siri Chilukuri
Labor
Volkswagen Workers in Chattanooga Vote "UAW, Yes!"—and Win Big
“With UAW’s win at Volkswagen, another gateway to the South has been opened. No longer will the wage-and-benefit standards of the million-strong auto workforce in the U.S. be set by the non-union portion of the industry."
Luis Feliz Leon
The Threats To U.S. Democracy Go Far Beyond Elections and the Courts
We need to do more than protect our elections. Getting money out of politics, repealing anti-dissent laws and ensuring more accountability from elected officials are equally important to democracy.
Basav Sen
LaborFeatureInvestigation
Lawsuit: Alabama Is Denying Prisoners Parole to Lease Their Labor to Meatpackers, McDonalds
No parole if you’re still profitable.
Kim Kelly
A young girl points a pink Polaroid at the camera as a man in a baseball cap looks on, laughing. They're in a living room cluttered with toys and photos.
Labor
The Nation’s Coal Miners Get a Rare Piece of Good News
MSHA’s new silica rule—recommended 50 years ago—could save thousands from black lung, although advocates worry about enforcement.
Kim Kelly
Labor
What Today's Labor Activists Can Learn From the Legacy of Ron Carey
The late Teamsters reform leader Ron Carey succeeded in turning around a corrupt and conservative union. Today’s labor reformers looking to revitalize their own unions can take lessons from his career.
Steve Early and Rand Wilson
THE WAR ON PROTEST
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The War on Protest Is Here
Political repression is on the rise as the state finds new ways to criminalize dissent and collective action.
Adam Federman
The Political Coalition the Left Needs to Win
"The situation is, without question, daunting. But there are signs of possibility all around us—and the future is ours for the taking."
Alex Han
LaborFeature
Two Years In, These “Progressive” Companies Still Haven’t Negotiated First Union Contracts
The union wave at big U.S. retailers hasn’t yet resulted in first contracts for workers at Trader Joe’s, Starbucks and REI. But unions are proving their value in other ways.
Jeremy Gantz
Rural America
“Crisis”: Half of Rural Hospitals Are Operating at a Loss, Hundreds Could Close
A new report paints a grim picture for small-town health care—especially in states that have not expanded Medicaid.
Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez
Viewpoint
Congress Has Decided to Stay Far Too White
The GOP-led House has eliminated the office on diversity and inclusion, maintaining a system of racial exclusion in the halls of power.
James Jones
LaborFeature
Can Grocery Workers Take Back Their Union?
Faye Guenther’s multiyear plan to revolutionize the grocery workers union.
Hamilton Nolan
ViewpointIsrael & Palestine
Sunday's Rally in New York Is Just About Israeli Hostages—that's Not OK
"I cannot call for the release of the hostages without an explicit demand for an immediate cease-fire and an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza."
Ellen Lippmann
Labor
The Baltimore Bridge Collapse is a Story About Deregulation
From Baltimore to East Palestine, deregulation is killing working people.
Maximillian Alvarez
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