Category: US

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Arundhati Roy: Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

The following is an excerpt from Arundhati Roy’s new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, (Haymarket Books, 2014).

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Chris Hedges: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

This resistance will be effective only when we refuse to do what we are told, when we turn from a liberal agenda of reform to embrace a radical agenda of revolt

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Robert Reich: Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income

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Ted Glick: The People’s Climate March

September 21st must energize those sectors of the climate and progressive movement which understand that stronger action is needed

Nadia Prupis: Louisiana Judge Partially Blocks State’s New Restrictive Abortion Law

The law could have forced abortion clinics to close throughout the state

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

So as we burn dead meat and play frisbee in a warming climate, we could stop to consider the lives of the laborers we are theoretically honoring

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Marina Sitrin: The United States is not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson

There is not one form of perfect democracy, but there are for sure many forms that are much more participatory and liberating than the one we have now

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Serge Halimi: Back to the Cold War

Moscow will not allow Ukraine to become a rear base for its enemies

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Victoria Law: Women were the Ambulance, the Caretakers and the Providers

Women behind bars do their damnedest to help those who need care

David "Goldy" Goldstein: $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle’s path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time

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