The Mayors And The Movements

By Eoghan Gilmartin, Jacobin -

In 2015, a wave of social movements lifted left-wing mayors to power in Spain. Their experience in office shows the importance of linking institutional power to bottom-up mobilization.

Voting Matters, But Staying Engaged Matters More

By Jill Richardson, Other Words. -

After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, my Facebook feed filled up with people telling one another to vote in the midterms. “If you don’t like what’s happening in America, vote!” they said. And [...]

Capturing CO2 From Air: To Keep Global Warming Under 1.5°C, Emissions Must Go Negative, IPCC Says

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

The UN's latest global warming report made it clear that if the world is to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, society urgently needs to move away from fossil fuels completely. But to [...]

With The Crisis Of Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Comes Opportunity

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Saturday was a tough day for a group of social justice activists to hold a strategy retreat. Brett Kavanaugh was clearly going to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and we weren’t in any kind of [...]

Fifty Years Ago, 35,000 Chicago Students Walked Out Of Their Classrooms In Protest. They Changed CPS Forever.

By Tanner Howard, Chicagoreader.com -

It's 1968 and 18-year-old Pemon Rami, a recent graduate of Wendell Phillips Academy High School, stands in front of the Umoja Black Student Center in Bronzeville. He stares off into the distance, [...]

From Protest Movements To Transformative Politics

By Luciana Castellina, Longreads.tni.org -

Movements are important because they move. Political parties, like other so-called ‘intermediate’ bodies (for example, trade unions and even more so the institutions that, taken as a whole, [...]

East Bay DSA Blows The Whistle On Corporate Dem Donor Class

By Steve Early, Newpol.org -

Wealthy Bay Area investor David Crane is a leading promoter of the neoliberal agenda within the California Democratic Party. A former advisor to Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Crane [...]

The United States Can ‘Share The Wealth’ Now, Here’s How

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

In the United States, back during the Great Depression, three simple words animated a grassroots upsurge that would help make the nation the world’s first mass middle-class society: Share the [...]

Keeping The Spirit Of The Prison Labor Strike Alive

By James Kilgore, Truthout.org -

This year’s Prison Labor Strike was one of the most amazing mobilizations of liberatory politics in the past decade. It was the latest iteration in the most recent generation of prison [...]

Democratic Socialism And Political Power

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch.org -

Occasionally a phrase supports a wide range of political posturing while bearing little determinable relationship to actionable politics. ‘Income inequality’ is one of these phrases. Few using it [...]

“Danger” Was Not A Word We Knew: Elaine Mokhtefi In Algiers With The Panthers

By Susie Day, Truthout.org -

Few veteran US radicals discussing the 1960s seem to remember how Algeria’s independence from France in 1962, after eight years of relentless guerrilla war, resounded throughout the Global South. [...]

What The Media Gets Wrong About Antifa

By Kim Kelly, Medium.com -

On August 12, exactly one year after the Unite the Right neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virigina, left over a dozen of people injured and one 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, dead, white [...]

Towards A New Internationalism

By Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Roarmag.org -

The tyranny of capitalist social-property relations, ever more consolidated across the globe, leads humanity to perpetual war and ecological catastrophe. The very future of life on the planet is [...]

Fairness For Farmers—Consumers Hold The Key

By Julie Wilson, Organicconsumers.org -

Not all fair-trade certification labels are created equal, according to a new report by the Fair World Project (FWP). The report breaks down the various definitions of the most common fair-trade [...]

What Will it Take to Avert Collapse?

By Richard Heinberg and David Fridley, Resilience.org -

A lot of people are asking the question these days—including serious folks who work full-time on climate and energy policy. How can the world’s nations reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast enough [...]