Category: Class

Vincent Emanuele: Ten Years Later: Reflections on Katrina and Iraq

In the end, there are consequences for our actions and inactions. When events like Hurricane Katrina, or the invasion of Iraq takes place, the eventual fallout is immeasurable

Paul Bermanzohn: Hiding in plain sight: the history of the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs was a direct response to the African American uprisings of the 1960s. Its racist and repressive effects continue to be felt today

Carl Finamore: High-End San Francisco Development Implodes Affordable Housing Victory

Along with obtaining city funding for affordable housing and fighting against high-end developments such as the “Beast on Bryant,” organizers say Prop I is the next big step to slow down the “bleeding of displacement”

J.J. Goldberg: “We’ll die for this land”: when slum dwellers revolt

South African media often depict poor black protesters as angry and irrational. Supporting their struggle requires challenging this discursive trope

Paul Street: Overworked and Out of Time: a Democracy Issue

The long-shot United States Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been telling the large crowds attending his rallies that American workers put in the longest hours in the industrialized world. He’s on solid ground. According to the International Labor Organization, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per Read more…

Tom Youngman: Housing gains in Spain

The Spanish housing movement is fighting evictions and campaigning for the right to housing for all

Keith A. Spencer: Why the Rich Love Burning Man

Burning Man became a festival that rich libertarians love because it never had a radical critique at its core

Paul Street: Health Care Slavery and Overwork

Two Underestimated Barriers to Democratic Resistance in the “Land of the Free”

Frank Bardacke: Strawberry Jam

The UFWOC organizing committee was established in 1966. The union was granted a charter as an independent union in 1972. It is now 43 years later. When will the workers be ready?

Mark Provost: The Richest 400 People Lost $306 Billion Last Week, Enough to Fund Free College for Every U.S. Student for Four Years

We should tax Wall Street to pay for free college

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