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Here's What the Criminal Justice Reform Movement Can Learn From Chesa Boudin’s Loss
Opponents of mass incarceration shouldn’t despair or write off the recall of San Francisco’s progressive DA. Instead, we should take lessons and build stronger infrastructure to propel future wins.
Janos Marton
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In the Wake of Uvalde, a Teacher's Plea for Police-Free Schools
My students are safer in classrooms without cops. The latest mass school shooting only makes that clearer.
Nataliya Braginsky
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I Went on Strike to Cancel My Student Debt and Won. Every Debtor Deserves the Same.
Former students of Corinthian Colleges just won the largest student debt cancelation in Education Department history. Now it’s time for Biden to cancel debt for everyone.
Ann Bowers
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Don’t Let a School Shooting Become a Story About the Police
Guns are the issue. A lot of the political establishment wants you to forget that.
Hamilton Nolan
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The U.S. Is Complicit in Shireen Abu Akleh's Killing
If our tax dollars are furnishing the weapons that kill journalists and other innocents, that’s not just an international crime—it’s against U.S. law, too
Phyllis Bennis and Richard Falk
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If Banks Want to Be Seen as Climate-Friendly, They Need to Exit Fossil Fuels
The climate movement is stepping up pressure on banks to stop the flow of cash to the oil and gas industry.
Arielle Swernoff
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America Has Embraced Forced Pregnancy
Nine months of physical and hormonal trauma to your body—with permanent and sometimes lethal consequences—is no longer your choice.
Miriam Markowitz
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The Amazon Labor Union Victory Shows That Jurisdiction Is Dead
No more arguing over territory or industries—we need multi-union coalitions capable of organizing on a national scale.
Hamilton Nolan
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The Rip-Off Economy Will Save Itself. It Won't Save You.
Squandering our national moment of opportunity at capitalism's casino.
Hamilton Nolan
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No Half Measures, We Need Biden to Cancel All Student Loan Debt
The Debt Collective has successfully pushed Biden to extend the pause on student loan payments. Now we’re organizing to make the White House cancel all student debt.
Frederick Bell Jr.
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The Food Crisis Didn’t Begin with the War in Ukraine
Even as the failures of industrial agriculture become obvious, U.S. agribusiness aims to force it on the rest of the world.
Jim Goodman
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Most Price Increases from Inflation Have Gone to Corporate Profits
The inflation panic is causing some Democrats to pivot from social spending to deficit reduction. That's exactly the wrong approach.
Max B. Sawicky
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How To Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine
The Left has an opportunity to support the people of Ukraine and connect international struggles, without endorsing American militarism.
Tobita Chow
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How to Jujitsu the Culture Wars
It's time to make Republicans regret that they ever posed as anti-elites.
Hamilton Nolan
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One Simple Trick to Protect Workers from Inflation
Union contracts could ensure economic stability among the working class amid inflation.
Hamilton Nolan
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Truce or Not, Congress Must Urgently Bring About a Real End to the War on Yemen
Congress needs to pass a War Powers Resolution to end U.S. complicity in the chaos and suffering in Yemen.
Shireen Al-Adeimi
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The Troubling Gap Between What’s Offered by Our Social Safety Net and What’s Received
The people most in need often don’t receive public benefits. Here are some ways to fix that.
Jim Pugh, Sean Kline, Teri Olle and Elena Chávez Quezada
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Under Biden, Private Detention Isn’t Ending—It’s Changing Form
The Biden administration promised to end private prisons. Instead, it has allowed them to be converted into immigration detention facilities.
Joshua Leach and Hannah Hafter
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A New Generation of Palestinian Organizers Has Arisen From the Ashes of the Oslo Accords
From Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza to inside Israeli prisons, Palestinians are increasingly embracing collective resistance.
Omar Zahzah
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The Mirror of War
The war in Ukraine pits America's capacity for self-reflection against our love for self-deception.
Hamilton Nolan
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In Appalachia, the Mine Cleanup System Has Collapsed
Coal companies are declaring bankruptcy. State regulators are failing to hold them accountable. And residents are left to suffer the environmental fallout from abandoned mines.
Dan Radmacher
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A More Progressive Response to the Ukraine Crisis
U.S. progressives should condemn Russia’s invasion—and oppose NATO.
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies
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Facts Over Ideology, Peace Over War
Russia is responsible for invading Ukraine, and we have to recognize that.
Terry Burke and Andrew Berman
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Biden Throws Labor a Bone, When We Need Steak
The White House's Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment suggests stronger laws are needed for fundamental change in labor movement. So where are they?
Hamilton Nolan
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