Workers VS The Environment: The Fraying Of The Blue-Green Alliance

By Steve Early, -

Nothing ignites a local environmental justice campaign more quickly, in California, than a refinery fire or explosion affecting down-wind neighbors. Three years ago, an Exxon-Mobil facility was [...]

The Strategy Of The 1% And Ours

By Raúl Zibechi, -

In recent days two facts illuminate the strategy of the richest 1 percent of humanity. Towards the end of January the media divulged an Oxfam study, wherein is asserts that of all the wealth [...]

South Korea, Straying Off The Leash?

By Ramsay Liem, -

Never before has North Korea loomed so large in the U.S. imagination.  No longer just a problem “over there,” North Korea has emerged as a much more immediate threat, one with the power to [...]

Populism Of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power

By Nathan Schneider, -

The waning years of the 1800s bore an uncanny resemblance to the present. The U.S. economy was transforming and globalizing, leaving behind many hardworking people. Then, as now, a populist [...]

Which Path To National Improved Medicare For All?

By Margaret Flowers, -

Two states with a long history of state-based healthcare reform efforts, California and New York, are hard at work organizing for state bills labeled as single payer healthcare plans. Other [...]

Why Time-Honored White House Protest Needs Defending

By Frida Berrigan, -

I was first arrested at the White House when I was 10 years old. My hair was pulled off my face by a blue bandana. I drew a penguin on my sign and wrote: “Reagan: Give Kids A Chance to Live.” My [...]

How Can We Bridge The Widening Global Inequality Gap?

By Winnie Byanyima, -

For the past five years, I have carried Oxfam's call to tackle global inequality to the rich and powerful people attending the World Economic Forum in Davos. I don't sing alone there any more. [...]

No Indigenous Women, No Women’s Movement

By Sarah Sunshine Manning, -

It is no secret that, beginning with the first wave of feminism, the women’s movement has been a white woman’s crusade. While white women championed suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th [...]

Can Women’s March Evolve Into Radical Resistance Movement?

By Nicole Colson, -

Those words--from one of the many hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets on January 20 as part of the massive Women's Marches marking the shameful anniversary of Trump's [...]

Dangers Of Focusing All Our Attention On Donald Trump

By Jerome Roos, -

It’s been a year since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America — and we’re already exhausted. Exhausted by the endless stream of sexist and racist [...]

A Powerful Economic Justice Movement Is Brewing

By Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen, AlterNet   -

The only way to create this new story of possibility is through our action, and it’s happening. In this dark time, a vigorous and unprecedented democracy movement is emerging. Led by citizens of [...]

From Georgia To NYC: Civil Rights Roots Of Community Land Trusts

By Abigail Savitch-Lew, -

When New Yorkers discuss the community land trust, they often describe it as a complicated land ownership structure, one that’s already proven its success in Bernie Sanders’ Burlington and in [...]

Lessons From Immigrant Rights Organizer: We Are Not Our ‘Productivity’

By Alan Pelaez Lopez, -

When I started organizing as part of DREAM Act mobilization in 2010, I had high hopes: I thought the act would be my way out of poverty, fugitivity, and uncertainty. But I never thought: At the [...]

Union-busters Set Themselves Up For Janus Backfire

By IUOE Local 150, -

Unfortunately, for the special interest groups that are pushing this agenda, the ramifications of a win will have the opposite of the desired effect. If not bargaining is protected free speech, [...]

Our Bigoted Brains

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

If you’ve ever moved beyond small talk and vapid pleasantries in conversation then you’ve likely dealt with the infuriating occurrence of trying to convince someone of a fact they just don’t want [...]