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‘Working 9 to 5’: Women in the labor movement with Ellen Cassedy

In 1973 the organization 9 to 5 was founded as a national association of women office workers advocating for their rights. Organizing women against workplace…

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Israel’s attacks on Palestinian NGOs are part of an assault on all anti-Zionist resistance

In August 2022, the Israeli Defense Forces conducted dawn raids on the offices of seven Palestinian human rights NGOs. The targeted organizations included groups working…

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Israel’s August raid on Palestinian NGOs aimed to halt International Criminal Court, UN investigations

In August 2022, the Israeli Defense Forces conducted dawn raids on the offices of seven Palestinian human rights NGOs. The targeted organizations included groups working…

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Jackson’s long fight for environmental justice

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest in an arc of environmental catastrophes affecting predominantly Black communities from Flint, Michigan, to New Orleans….

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Vangela Wade: Environmental racism from Jackson to Flint

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest in an arc of environmental catastrophes affecting predominantly Black communities from Flint, Michigan, to New Orleans….

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Kali Akuno: Jackson’s water crisis is a harbinger of things to come

Jackson, Mississippi, remains gripped in an ongoing water crisis. The task of distributing water to local residents has been largely taken up by community organizations…

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Kali Akuno: Racism, Jackson’s water crisis, and the need for mass movements

Jackson, Mississippi, remains gripped in an ongoing water crisis. The task of distributing water to local residents has been largely taken up by community organizations…

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Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ has taken a Christian nationalist turn

Earlier this year, Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ movement stormed the nation’s capital at Ottawa and occupied the grounds of the Parliamentary building for weeks to demand…

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The Federal Reserve is wrong: Corporations should pay to stop inflation, not workers

As prices on consumer goods continue to climb, runaway inflation is a growing and ever more pressing concern—not just for Americans, but for people around…

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Video: John Nichols explains the GOP strategy to take power

The rise and (perhaps only momentary) fall of Donald Trump has gone hand-in-hand with a radical remaking of the Republican Party. As MAGA ideologues have…

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Republicans’ imminent return to power

The rise and (perhaps only momentary) fall of Donald Trump has gone hand-in-hand with a radical remaking of the Republican Party. As MAGA ideologues have…

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‘For most of my life, whiteness was the freedom not to think about race’

As a country founded on the violence of racial slavery and genocide, the United States has yet to overcome its historical dependence on the ideology…

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Baynard Woods: ‘An Autobiography of Whiteness’

As a country founded on the violence of racial slavery and genocide, the United States has yet to overcome its historical dependence on the ideology…

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Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn look back on the Weather Underground

The Weather Underground spent nearly a decade combating the US government. From prison breaks to bombings of the Pentagon and the US Capitol, the ‘Weathermen’…

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The white identity politics of Christian nationalism

“Most Americans were shocked by the violence they witnessed at the nation’s Capital on January 6th, 2021,” as the description of Philip S. Gorski and…

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Biden budget showers military with cash, shafts everyone else

Last week, after months of tortured talks and compromises from Democrats to pass legislation that their extremist colleague and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin would…

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Roe v. Wade is gone. A wave of criminalization is coming.

The recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case achieved something the right has pursued for decades—overturning Roe v. Wade. From legislation recognizing “fetal personhood”…

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Olayemi Olurin: ‘If we can abolish slavery, the prison system is not untouchable’

Breathless media coverage of a purported “crime wave” is galvanizing the right and prompting reactionary calls for expanding policing and the prison-industrial complex. Already, just…

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The right won by playing the long game—what is the left’s response?

“It took most of us far too long to fully comprehend that Trump’s presidency represented a qualitative uptick in the determination and capacity of the…

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The nation’s poor are descending on Washington

In the richest country in the world, poor and low-income people are disproportionately harmed by everything from economic inequality and climate change to COVID-19 and…

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Trump wanted to privatize Medicare. Biden’s letting it happen

Donald Trump claimed to be a supporter of Medicare, yet his administration took numerous steps to cut its budget and introduce schemes to privatize it,…

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Roe is about freedom, choice, and equality—that’s why the right wants it gone

While the country waits with bated breath for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, it is becoming clearer by the day that this…

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