Solidarity Isn’t A Slogan, It’s A Process

By Cira Pascual Marquina, -

Imperialism is not a static phenomenon. What we had in the 19th century and into the early 20th century is different from what we have now. At that time, production was mostly inside nations. You [...]

The Revolution Has No Hollywood Ending

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

After struggling against our own self-destructive tendencies throughout the entirety of recorded history, humanity is now at a point where that struggle is probably going to be resolved, one way [...]

Fixing Inequality: More Opportunity Is Not The Answer

By Claude Fischer, -

Public discussions of reducing inequality have largely focused on equalizing the opportunities for people to move up, on ideas such as universal pre-K, school reform, reducing college debt, [...]

Rethink Activism In The Face Of Catastrophic Biological Collapse

By Dahr Jamail and Barbara Cecil, -

This is a hard piece to write, partly because we, too, are baffled. Environmental collapse, coupled with living in the sixth mass extinction, are new territory. We are still in the process of [...]

Tosepan: Resistance And Renewal In Mexico

By Alex Jensen, -

Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country [...]

It’s Time To Think More Deeply About How We Can Better Uplift Our Shared Principles

By Doug O'Brien, -

It has taken profound effort and sacrifice to work against entrenched prejudices in our history and cultivate the inclusive diversity that is key to our country’s special dynamism. Cooperatives [...]

Climate Politics After The Yellow Vests

By Colin Kinniburgh, -

I first passed the protest camp on Christmas Eve, as the sun was setting and most of the country was preparing to sit down for the holiday dinner. So were twenty-odd local gilets jaunes. This [...]

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

What Does It Take To Destroy A World Order?

By Alfred W. McCoy, -

Once upon a time in America, we could all argue about whether or not U.S. global power was declining. Now, most observers have little doubt that the end is just a matter of timing and [...]

Climate Crisis Requires Fundamental Social And Economic Changes

By Simon Pirani, -

To end our fossil fuel addiction we need a fundamental technological change — but this cannot happen without changing our social and economic systems. The bad news about climate change keeps [...]

Turning The Green New Deal From Impossible To Inevitable

By James Brewer Stewart, History Network -

If you are sneering at advocates of the Green New Deal as impractical dreamers, misguided fanatics or headline seeking demagogues here is a lesson from our nation’s past that should make you [...]

Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike

By David Solnit, -

Surrounded by a hundred teachers and supporters painting banners, screen printing fabric picket flags, and learning strike songs, Oakland teachers union president Keith Brown held a press [...]

“It’s Eco-Socialism Or Death”

By Kali Akuno,   -

The Green New Deal (GND) is now part of the national conversation. But for decades, social movements have been doing the on-the-ground work to resist fossil capitalism and envision a different [...]

Seriously Taxing The Rich Will Take ‘Guts’ — And More

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Jan Schakowsky doesn’t need to apologize for anything. This veteran member of Congress from Illinois has a record second to none on issues that matter to working people. Over the course of her 20 [...]

How The Age Of Billionaires Ends

By Josh Hoxie, -

Serious proposals are on the table to address the deepening divide between the uber-rich and the rest of us. Every month or so there’s a stunning new headline statistic about just how stark our [...]