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Adam Curtis Wants You To Imagine Another World
The British documentarian discusses his new film, "Can’t Get You Out of My Head," why progressives need to ditch the term “neoliberalism,” and more.
The Two Things Unions Traded Away That Handed Workers to Trump
Industrial workers know their unions can't stop plant closures.
Against Loving Your Job
"We need a politics of time. A political understanding that our lives are ours to do with what we will."
Going Hungry in the Most Magical Place on Earth
Disney World's union workers, running out of federal aid, are banding together to keep each other afloat.
The Right Is Using the Capitol Riot as a Trojan Horse to Target the Left
Since January 6, Republicans across the country have introduced a slew of anti-protest bills.
The Gig Economy Is a Vampire That We Shouldn't Make Peace With
If organized labor doesn't hold the line on the principle that workers are employees, we'll all live to regret it.
The “Essential Worker” Swindle
How this label is used to justify a social order in which workers are abused, discarded and left to die.
As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake
It's time to reject carceral feminism and decriminalize consensual sex work.
Vandana Shiva: The Pandemic Is a Consequence of the War Against Life
The health emergency of the coronavirus is inseparable from the health emergency of extinction, biodiversity loss and climate change
The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.
King believed that a multiracial working-class movement was required to overcome the failings of capitalism.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
The Terrifying Alliance Between End Times Christian Zionists and Donald Trump
This far-right Christian organization wants to use foreign policy to pursue the end times—and it has an ally in Trump.
No Excuses for a Racist Murderer: W.E.B. DuBois on the Legacy of Robert E. Lee
Historian and civil rights organizer, W.E.B. DuBois, wrote this short essay in 1928.
How Mutual Aid Can Build Working-Class Power
Mutual aid builds the collective people power we need to take on the state.
The Illinois Legislature Just Voted to End Cash Bail. Here's How Organizers Made It Happen.
Illinois is poised to become the first state in the country to completely end the use of money bond.
How Prison Gerrymandering Strips Power from Communities of Color
Prisoners have become the latest tools in statewide redistricting strategies to empower rural, white districts.
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.
One Third of Biden's Pentagon Transition Team Hails From Organizations Financed by the Weapons Industry
The president-elect is drawing from hawkish think tanks funded by arms companies.
How the Demonization of “Gossip” Is Used to Break Women’s Solidarity
Gender oppression shaped the notion of "idle women's talk."
Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?
Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.
Breaking Bad Recap II, Season 5, Episode 8: The Book of Walt
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