Parks For The People

By Olivia Riggio, The Indypendent. -

It’s a mid-July evening in Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick, Brooklyn and people are out, enjoying the final few hours of daylight. The sounds of basketballs bouncing and sneakers squeaking echo [...]

Defund The Police Groups, Atlanta Officials Are Still Miles Apart

By Anjali Huynh, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. -

City Council meetings were dominated by residents’ and civil rights activists’ calls for police accountability. A year later, these activists say their relationships with City Council remain [...]

Biden Needs To Grant Clemency To People On Home Confinement

By Scott Roberts, The Root. -

President Biden campaigned on the promise to cut the prison population by half and end racialized mass incarceration. However, if he doesn’t grant clemency for those on home confinement, he’ll be [...]

The Movement Standing Up To Biden’s Maximum Pressure Campaign

By Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad, People's Dispatch. -

Most of the 193 member states of the United Nations made public statements to defend Cuba against the “maximum pressure” campaign. In a statement, the 120 members of the Non-Aligned Movement [...]

How Oakland Teachers Took Control Of Our Return To School

By Shelby Ziesing and John Green, Labor Notes. -

It was March when, with declining Covid case rates and expanding access to vaccinations, the Oakland Education Association’s Big Bargaining Team reached an agreement to end the school year in [...]

Global Alliance For A Green New Deal

By Pascale Hunt, 350.org. -

As the impacts of climate change and Covid-19 compound, politicians from around the world on Monday July 19th launched the new Global Alliance for a Green New Deal (GGND). Founded by Rep. Ilhan [...]

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed In Higher Education

By Steve Early, New Politics. -

Despite recent organizing gains among some contingent faculty members, the adjunctification of higher education has left hundreds of thousands of college and university teachers with low pay, [...]

Preserving A People’s History Through Quilts

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

More than 600,000 people in the United States have died of coronavirus since the pandemic began, a number that is incomprehensible. Few people understand the magnitude of this loss more than [...]

Western Governments Chided At Arms Conference For ‘Enabling’ Arab Regimes

By Nur Ayoubi, Middle East Eye. -

Western nations and arms companies are complicit in aiding regimes in the Middle East to spy on their citizens, speakers at an international conference shedding light on the human rights [...]

Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations

By Innocence Project. -

Portland, OR –  On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law [...]

At A Convention Like No Other, Teamster Challengers Turn A Corner

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes. -

This was a Teamsters convention like no other—and not just because it was held online, avoiding the usual Las Vegas spectacle where a few brave reformers run a gauntlet of booing red-vested [...]

How Parent Organizing Has Shifted Classrooms Toward Racial Justice

By Schott Foundation. -

Over the past year, much of the nation’s education discussion has been where learning was taking place: on Zoom? In the classroom? Both? While COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequities around [...]

At Schools Named For Robert E. Lee, Students Led The Way Toward Change

By Coshandra Dillard, Learning For Justice. -

Gertrude “Trude” Lamb, 16, describes herself as a shy person. She never wanted to be the center of attention. But, in the summer of 2020, when Trude became the face of a movement to rename Robert [...]

Black Power And Anti-Carceral State Infrastructure

By Joshua L. Crutchfield, Black Perspectives. -

It should not be surprising that last year, mutual aid groups in the United States had to step in where the government has historically failed. Groups like Black Lives Matter [...]

Abolition Made Practical

By Alysia Harris, Scalawag Magazine. -

How does a society go from 7,147 jails, prisons, and detention facilities nationwide down to zero? Well, it's not by scrolling and wishing. The fight for prison abolition is being won by local [...]