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What We Can Learn From Iceland’s Four-Day Work Week

Between 2015 and 2019, the government of Iceland and the Reykjavik City Council undertook an employment experiment, allowing a sample of workers access to a shorter work week without any loss of pay. The results are now in, and over the past [...]

Culture War In The Classroom

By Leo Casey, Dissent Magazine -

The American right’s latest culture war offensive is an all-out assault on “critical race theory” (CRT). Like other right-wing campaigns, the attack on CRT is taking place on two fronts—one battle to define the term negatively in popular [...]

Digital Corbynism

By Katrina Forrester, Dissent Magazine. -

The first time I saw protesters dancing on the roof of a police van was at a May Day demonstration in London in 2002. Over the dulcet acid techno beats of a bike-powered sound system, a friend explained that we were imitating the Reclaim the [...]

Climate Breakdown And The Corporate Media

In today’s world, the prospects for human civilisation, never mind the existence of historians in the future, look bleak indeed. According to many leading climate scientists and biologists, the most likely outcome for humanity is the collapse of [...]

Liberals And Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight For Medicare For All

By Ed Grystar, Counterpunch. -

At a Bernie Sanders healthcare town hall last year, Rep. Pramila Jayapal glibly stated that the problem to enacting Medicare for All was not more education of the public, but a question of “political will” necessary to actually push it forward. [...]

Protesters In Colombia Are Finding Ways To Break The Stigma Of Dissent

By Cruz Bonlarron Martínez, Waging Nonviolence. -

A recent satirical video has been gaining steam among Colombian youth, titled “Todo es Culpa de Petro,” **or “Everything is Petro’s fault.” The video highlights the story of a young man who has everything going wrong in his life, from missing [...]

Preventing A Return To Normal Amidst The Current Catastrophe

By A.M. Gittlitz and Matt Peterson, ROAR Magazine. -

Towards the beginning of our most recent global catastrophe, writer A.M. Gittlitz published I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism, the result of his years-long research on the infamous theorist of revolutionary disaster J. [...]

Democrats And Banks Won’t Steal Juneteenth Or Pride

By Carmin Maffea, Left Voice. -

Every year, Pride Month ushers in the summer. For some, this is a celebration of the Stonewall uprising. For corporations and the Democratic Party, it’s a time to co-opt what was once a radical quer movement. Pride month marks a riot led by a [...]

The Spirit Of Carabobo Will Overcome The Stench Of Monroe

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Two hundred years ago, on 24 June 1821, the forces of Simón Bolívar trounced the Spanish royalists at the Battle of Carabobo, a few hundred kilometres west of Caracas, Venezuela. Five days later, Bolívar entered Caracas in triumph; the Spanish [...]

Boycott Juneteenth 2022

By Trevor Baldwin, News One. -

I believe the reason there’s more disdain than pride is because it feels like we’re honoring a crime – a day commemorating the end of a 2 ½ year hostage negotiation where the captors were not punished yet instead compensated for the [...]

Abolishing The United States’ Empire Of Policing

By Joshua Makalintal, ROAR Magazine. -

In the early morning of 30 December 2020, joint police-military units embarked on two simultaneous operations in the mountainous regions of Panay Island in the Philippines. Their assignment was to quell the spread of firearms allegedly [...]

At Fairy Creek, Indigenous-settler Allyships Are Complicated

By Brandi Morin, Ricochet Media. -

Roots of collaboration grown at battle for old growth could strengthen fight against colonization. As the sun rises over the mountains where the soaring trees grow in the ancient Fairy Creek forest, Sage Jackson, 23, quietly tends to a sacred [...]

Solidarity With Resistance To Extraction

By Don Fitz and the Gateway Green Alliance, Popular Resistance. -

People the world over are opposing fossil fuel extraction in an incalculable number of ways.  It is now clear that burning fossil fuels threatens millions of Life forms and could be laying the foundation for the extermination of Humanity.  But [...]

Building An Anti-imperialist Climate Justice Movement

By Max Ajl, Roar Magazine. -

In his new book, A People’s Green New Deal, Max Ajl presents a sweeping, often damning, appraisal of the Global North’s limited attempts to mitigate and adapt to global heating. Eco-nationalism, eco-modernism, green social democracy and [...]

Police Brutality: How Protesters Resist State Violence Around The World

By Progressive International. -

Greece has been in national lockdown on and off for the last year, with the current lockdown reaching five months. Civil liberties and freedom of movement have been considerably restricted through a number of emergency measures such as a night [...]