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Stopping Deportations by Blocking Flights

Activists are increasingly putting their bodies on the line to stop deportations from taking place.

Michelle Chen

Jails and Prisons

Why Prisoners Are Going On Strike Today

Prisoners are striking to end prison slavery, poor living conditions, and death by incarceration.

Raven Rakia
Activism

Elizabeth Warren Could Make a Great Run for President as an Anti-Corruption Crusader

She’s got a plan to drain the swamp that is Donald Trump’s Washington. If she takes it on the campaign trail, that’s terrific.

John Nichols
World Leaders

Remembering Kofi Annan

He consistently expressed a powerful concern for poverty and human rights—but he often succumbed to US power and domination.

Phyllis Bennis
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From the Magazine

Politics

The Left Is Winning Even When It Loses

Tough primaries don’t change the fact that leftist policies are very popular. 

Sean McElwee, Jon Green and Colin McAuliffe

Can Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Become the Next Progressive Woman to Unseat an Incumbent?

The Muslim mother of seven is betting that she, too, can take down a high-ranking career politician, in Massachusetts’s First Congressional District.

Will Meyer

Trump Quietly OK’s Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges

By rescinding an Obama-era regulation, the administration is giving a green light to agribusiness on protected lands.

Michelle Chen

CITIES RISING

These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History

Residents of three buildings in Central Los Angeles are refusing to pay rent until their landlord agrees to fair rent increases.
Armando Aparicio and David Zlutnick
Los Angeles’s housing market is in crisis. Low-income communities of color across the city are facing systematic displacement due to gentrification. Skyrocketing housing costs have created a homelessness epidemic that has left almost 60,000 people living on the streets. And now, the city is undergoing its largest rent strike in… Continue Reading >

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‘An Eternal Night of Persecution and Death’: Activists Speak Out About Nicaragua’s Crackdown

Despite mass killings and newly authoritarian laws, a diverse opposition says the movement to oust Ortega is far from over.

Maia Hibbett

I’m One of the Young People Who Walked Off Birthright Israel This Summer

Here’s why I chose to leave the trip.

Bethany Zaiman

When Bosses Threatened to Close the Plant, These Greek Workers Took It Over

While Greece hails the “end” of its debt crisis, more than one in five remain unemployed.

Patrick Strickland

Culture

Aretha Franklin—Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter

Angela Davis, whose bond Franklin offered to post in 1970, says that the singer’s work “helped to shape and deepen a collective consciousness anchored in a yearning for freedom.”

Farah Jasmine Griffin

The Rise and Fall of Kanye and Drake

The genres that West and Drake once defined are now the domain of a new generation of musicians.

Bijan Stephen

‘If We Don’t Understand Class Struggle, We Don’t Understand Anything’

Filmmaker Ken Loach on populism, the gig economy, and the importance of transnational solidarity in his movies and beyond.

Lorenzo Marsili

Watch and Listen

Listen: How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL?

Rob Ruck joins the show to talk about the history of Samoans and football.

August 7, 2018

View: PHOTOS: These Students Are Sick and Tired of Gun Violence

“That could be me, my friends, my family.”

April 26, 2018

View: ‘A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’

Aura Hernández fled to the US seeking safety. Instead, she encountered threats, harassment, and assault.

April 2, 2018

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