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The Young Lords’ Revolution

A new book looks at the history of the Afro-Latinx radical activist group and how their influence continues to be felt.

Ed Morales

Society

Congratulations, Your Kids Are Now Your Coworkers

Tips on how to survive the lockdown with your children and sanity intact—by a veteran of working from home.

Elie Mystal
Unemployment

This Is What an Opposition Party Is Supposed to Sound Like

Bernie Sanders’s moral outrage and devastating sarcasm struck back against a GOP assault on poor and low-income workers. 

John Nichols
Politics

Workers Are Warriors in the Fight Against the Coronavirus

The pandemic is putting the lives of countless workers at risk. They deserve a new deal.

Jeet Heer
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coronavirus response

If Sanitation Workers Don’t Work, Nothing Works

Meet the men and women risking illness to keep New York’s streets clean. 

Ross Barkan

The Crisis in Wuhan ‘Forced Me to Become Political’

As the city prepares to reopen after two months of lockdown, a resident shares why she’ll never see Chinese society the same way again.

Jessie Lau

The Postal Service Is Breaking Down

Covid-19 has already begun to take its toll on the overextended USPS workforce.

Jake Bittle

Politics

Bailouts Are Coming. Here’s How to Make Them Fair.

If we are going to make taxpayers bail out big business, we need to insist that they keep workers on payroll—and pay them fairly.

Bryce Covert and The Nation

The Coronavirus Is Trump’s Latest Excuse to Militarize the Border

Leaked documents show Customs and Border Protection requested more than 1,500 extra troops to guard the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Ken Klippenstein

The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier to Get Away With Discrimination

What makes the decision all the more terrible is that the court ruled unanimously to weaken the civil rights protection at the center of the case.

Elie Mystal

COVID-19

Health and Disease

Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.

Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.

Sonia Shah

reparations

History

Since Emancipation, the United States Has Refused to Make Reparations for Slavery

But in 1862, the federal government doled out the 2020 equivalent of $23 million—not to the formerly enslaved but to their white enslavers.

Kali Holloway

World

Cuba’s Welcome to a Covid-19-Stricken Cruise Ship Reflects a Long Pattern of Global Humanitarian Commitment

“Thank you, Cuba…. We will never ever forget that you reached out to us when absolutely nobody, and I mean nobody, else would.’’

Peter Kornbluh

We’re Struggling With the Coronavirus in Spain—but We’re Vastly More Prepared Than the US

I am locked down in Barcelona, but at least there is universal health care and a tradition of mutual support.

Ben Ehrenreich

The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic.

Israel, which continues to control Gaza’s borders, has for decades intentionally weakened the economy and health of the world’s largest open-air prison.

Neve Gordon

Culture

From Noncompliant Bodies to Civil Disobedience

Lessons from Crip Camp, a new documentary that explores the roots of the disability rights movement.

Susan Stryker

Jay Electronica’s Wayward Rap Journey

His mesmerizing, flawed, and long-awaited debut album, A Written Testimony, is one of the strangest rap records in recent memory.

Stephen Kearse

Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

We talked to the French economist about his new book Capital and Ideology, his thoughts on COVID-19, and more.

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

From the Magazine

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Sports World Tackles Coronavirus

Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler joins the show to talk about Coronavirus and his career.

March 24, 2020

Listen: Elizabeth Warren: Unity Candidate?

Joan Walsh on Warren, Bob Borosage on Bernie, and John Sayles on Yellow Earth.

February 20, 2020
February 5, 2020

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