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BLM protesters marched on streets
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Introducing the Movement for Black Lives Issue Takeover
Lessons on building collective power.
Barbara Ransby, Chinyere Tutashinda, Karissa Lewis, M Adams and Shanelle Matthews
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How the Potency of Social Wages Can Beat Back Neoliberalism
At the core of President Biden’s American Families Plan is an understanding that workers are paid too little in market wages and that government has a responsibility to change that.
Jack Metzgar
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We Have a Jobs Crisis and an Environmental Crisis. The Answer to Both Is a Civilian Climate Corps.
From Bernie Sanders and AOC to the Sunrise Movement, progressives are working to establish an updated version of a New Deal program to meet the challenges of economic and climate upheaval. Its time has come.
Jeremy Mohler
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Landlords Are Going to Take Away All Your Wage Gains
This is what happens when you treat housing as just another market.
Hamilton Nolan
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U.S. Media Outlets Are Still Banging the Drums for the Afghanistan War
Major press outlets are trying to goad Biden into staying in Afghanistan.
Sarah Lazare
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There Are No Mass Migrations Without U.S. Meddling and Militarism
Despite its pledges to aid Central America, the Biden administration continues to deny the United States' role in destabilizing the region.
Azadeh Shahshahani and Rhonda Ramiro
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The Only Way to Stop the GOP’s Democracy Doom Loop
Republicans are on a warpath against voting rights. Democrats alone won’t block them—we need mass grassroots resistance.
Eli Day
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What Can the Biden Admin Do to Make Our Food System More Resilient? Make it More Local.
Our food supply chains are vulnerable because they’re highly concentrated, corporatized and unaccountable to the public.
Ben Lilliston
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The GOP's Assault on Democracy Demands a Third Reconstruction
Voter suppression threatens the American experiment as we know it. History tells us that hope rests on our ability to mobilize the masses.
Rev. Liz Theoharis
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Democrats Are Wasting Precious Time with a Measly "Bipartisan" Infrastructure Deal
The bipartisan plan is a drop in the bucket. Democrats need to forget Republicans and pass a bold package that makes massive public investments.
Max B. Sawicky
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How To Murder a Good Idea With Conventional Wisdom
"Defund the police" is a completely rational policy prescription. Political pundits don't care.
Hamilton Nolan
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Firefighters Are Worth More than $13.45/Hour
Federal wildland firefighters are leaving the workforce because the risks of the job outweigh the poor pay. It couldn't happen at a worse time.
Jonathon Golden
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Ilhan Omar's Only Offense Is Telling the Truth About the United States and Israel
Republicans and Democrats are once again targeting the Minnesota congresswoman for acknowledging the crimes of imperialism and occupation.
Hadas Thier
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RIP Jack Terricloth (1970-2021) of the World/Inferno Friendship Society
Raise a glass to toast the life and legacy of an anti-capitalist, cabaret punk iconoclast.
A.M. Gittlitz
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Bezos the Great and Powerful
Beyond the dangers of corporate consolidation, Amazon's acquisition of MGM has exposed an American economy that's mostly make-believe.
Jacob Bacharach
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Every New Financial Bubble Is a Cry of Desperation
Neither meme stocks nor cryptocurrency will save you from wage slavery. Only politics can.
Hamilton Nolan
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Joe Biden’s Progressive Economic Turn Was Shaped By Social Movements
Years of grassroots organizing helped create the conditions for Biden to embrace bold policies on government spending.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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Don't Fall for the Israel Apologists' Bad-Faith Accusations of Antisemitism
There's no bigotry in defending Palestinian rights. Any claims to the contrary are part of a cynical ploy to deflect from the crimes of an apartheid state.
Jesse Mechanic
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Words That Mean Nothing
Our political discourse is dominated by issues that don't exist
Hamilton Nolan
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There Is No "Border Crisis"
Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
Josue De Luna Navarro and Khury Petersen-Smith
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The Real Root Cause of Central American Migration
If the Biden administration is committed to aiding the region, it must first acknowledge the destructive role of U.S. interventionism.
Amelia Frank-Vitale and Lauren Heidbrink
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It's Time for Democrats to Pick a Side on Israeli Apartheid
As violence rages in Gaza, U.S. officials must come to the aid of the oppressed or face political consequences.
Hadas Thier
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Josh Hawley Has a Populist Revolt to Sell You
The Missouri senator’s new book, ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech,’ destroys the notion that any Republican is willing to rein in corporate power.
Jacob Bacharach
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Inflation
Austerity is about to make its political comeback.
Hamilton Nolan
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