Union Hopes High As Chileans Rewrite Anti-Labor Constitution

By Yoel Bitran, Labor Notes. -

Many Americans have become accustomed to hearing that every presidential election is “the most important in a generation.” But for Chileans like myself, these words were undeniably true when [...]

Nonviolent Security And Cop-Free Schools Are Not A Utopian Dream

By Rivera Sun, Waging Nonviolence. -

At a school in North Minneapolis, the school day starts with a team of four peacekeepers escorting teachers and staff into the building. Then the team watches out for the students as they get off [...]

Farmer Co-Ops Are Giving Latinx Communities Room To Grow

By Victoria Bouloubasis, Civil Eats. -

On Sundays, Edith Alas Ortega travels 20 minutes from her home to a farm field in Henderson County, North Carolina, and takes a deep breath. “There’s a mental and physical healing that happens [...]

A French McDonald’s Is Now A Food Bank After Staff Resisted Shutdown

By Sarah Jackson, Business Insider. -

At one McDonald's in Marseille, France, everyone eats for free. Locals don't pay a dime — or euro — for food there because the location is now a food bank. The restaurant originally opened [...]

Why Shouldn’t The People Own The Banks?

By Michelle Chen, The Nation. -

Even as the pandemic devastated New York City, megabanks like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America continued to do a roaring trade. And now those financial behemoths are set to manage the funds [...]

Non-Police Mental Health Program Reduces Unnecessary Hospitalizations

By NBC New York. -

The Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division, or "B-HEARD" program, which started in a portion of Harlem a month ago, has already responded to about 110 calls where there was no [...]

For A Workers’ Olympics!

By Nathaniel Flakin, Left Voice. -

We need a Workers’ Olympics as an alternative to the bourgeois Olympics! This might sound like an empty slogan, but the International Workers’ Olympiads took place from 1921 to 1937. The workers’ [...]

Housing Should Not Be A Luxury

By Katharina Hofmann De Moura, Consortium News. -

Unfortunately, access to private space has become increasingly unequal in Europe. This discrepancy has been exacerbated by the pandemic. A lockdown spent on a terrace or in the garden is not the [...]

The Power Plant Of The Future Is Right In Your Home

By Daniel Oberhaus, Wired. -

Basalt Vista is designed to be an all-electric community that produces as much power as it uses. Each home comes outfitted with an electric vehicle charger in the garage, a large battery pack in [...]

‘Feed ‘Em All!’ Fridge With Free Food Now Open In Maywood

By F. Amanda Tugade, Village Free Press (VFP). -

On an early Saturday afternoon, about a dozen residents and local organizers gathered in Maywood outside of the childhood home of Black Panther icon Fred Hampton. Armed with boxes of fresh whole [...]

The Sandinista Revolution Reaches 42 Years Of Victories

By , Telesur English. -

On Monday, Nicaragua celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the revolution led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship of [...]

Only International Solidarity Can Defeat Covid For Good

By Nivedita Majumdar, Tribune Magazine. -

In early March of this year, I was in a hospital bed in Delhi for a week following a Covid diagnosis. This was just about four weeks before the second wave hit the country, showcasing the [...]

Reckoning And Reparations In Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly, The Progressive Magazine. -

Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul out of fear of attacks by Taliban [...]

Minnesota’s First MMIW Office To Open

By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today . -

As a survivor, child witness and mom of an 8-year-old daughter, the work of missing and murdered Indigenous women is extremely personal to Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “[I] don’t want [...]

When Communities Reject The Throwaway Economy

By Mauro Anastasio, European Environmental Bureau. -

Here's how a growing number of communities across Europe are speeding up the shift to more resilient economies and supply chains. Rethinking the way we create, use, and dispose of our everyday [...]