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As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake
It's time to reject carceral feminism and decriminalize consensual sex work.
Molly Simmons
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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.
Ashik Siddique
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The Global South Faces a 'Vaccine Apartheid'
Just 10 nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind.
Hadas Thier
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Joe Biden Should Be Made to Fear Social Movements
History shows that politicians fear the disruptive power of a mobilized base, even when it helps them succeed.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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Desperate Times Call for Mutual Aid
But it's not a substitute for organizing.
Marianela D’Aprile
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How Mutual Aid Can Build Working-Class Power
Mutual aid builds the collective people power we need to take on the state.
Vicko Alvarez
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Privatization Would Doom Biden's Infrastructure Plan
To meet his goals on equity, jobs and climate, President Biden should push a massive, publicly-funded infrastructure plan.
Jeremy Mohler
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Rev. William Barber: The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Is a Fight for Racial Justice
Democrats need to stop playing games and use their majorities to pass a $15 minimum wage right now—we can’t wait any longer.
Rev. William Barber
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America's Sickness Goes Far Beyond Trump
Only by acknowledging the racism, materialism and militarism that animate our country can we begin the process of healing.
Andrew Bacevich
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Massive Inequality Is a Feature of Capitalism, Not a Bug
The Biden administration may usher in a new period of reform, but history shows that it's unlikely to last if our economic system remains intact.
Richard D. Wolff
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Biden Says He’s Ending the Yemen War—But It's Too Soon to Celebrate
The details of Biden’s Yemen war announcement are what matter. Those are still not clear.
Shireen Al-Adeimi and Sarah Lazare
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Democrats Need to Radically Expand American Democracy—And Fast
If Democrats want to enact their agenda and retain power, they should move quickly to bolster voting rights and reform undemocratic structures in the U.S. political system.
Scott Remer
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You Can't Hurt Hedge Funds By Acting Exactly Like Them
Pumping up GameStop will do nothing to change what people hate about Wall Street. There's a better way.
Hamilton Nolan
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A Recipe for Making Change in Biden's Washington
To make it happen, progressives must learn to co-govern and build more power.
Robert Kraig
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A Presidential Inauguration Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun
Presidents change, but the soldiers stay the same.
Hamilton Nolan
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How to Win Medicare for All Under President Biden
With a Democratic White House and Congress, we have an opportunity to organize like never before to finally achieve a universal, single-payer healthcare system. Let’s seize it.
Michael Lighty
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We Don't Need to Do This To Ourselves
Turning the nation's capital into an armed camp for Biden's inauguration to prove we don't live in fear.
Hamilton Nolan
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How Media Consolidation Paved the Way for Right-Wing Insurrection
A battle playing out at the Supreme Court could make media monopolies way worse.
Hannah Sassaman
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Armies of the Right
We all know who the real thieves of the election are.
Joel Bleifuss
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Biden, Don't Worry About "Overheating" the Economy—Go All Out on Relief and Stimulus Spending
Common metrics that deficit hawks often point to as evidence of economic overheating are not convincing.
Josh Bivens
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Let's Not Become a Bunch of Panicky Reactionaries
The lesson of the Capitol riots is to change the power structure, not to embrace it
Hamilton Nolan
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$2,000 Checks Now—And Make Them Monthly
The Democrats’ victory in Georgia was a vote for cash assistance. Prioritizing direct monthly payments isn’t just good policy—it’s good politics.
Sean Kline and Jim Pugh
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We Should Cause Trouble, Not Make Nice With Biden
History suggests that it’s not making friends, but making the administration’s life difficult, that gets results for the Left.
Branko Marcetic
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The Actions of the (Well-Funded) Capitol Police Show Why We Need to Defund the Police
On January 6, police showed us exactly who they "serve and protect."
D.A. Bullock
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