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Democrats Should Talk Even More About Defunding the Police

The greatest upside for congressional Democrats is to solidify their strength with the young people by embracing popular progressive policy positions.

Steve Phillips

Police and Law Enforcement

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Has Failed Chicago

The quest for justice for Adam Toledo requires that Lightfoot resign.

Jasson Perez
Police brutality

Report From the Chauvin Trial: Blitzkrieg at Brooklyn Center

Operation Safety Net, the multiagency task force created for the Derek Chauvin trial, ambushed and arrested protesters outside a suburban police station Friday night.

Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo
Biography

Was Marx Also a Social Democrat?

In a new book, Shlomo Avineri explores the social democratic impulses and Jewish origins of Karl Marx.

Bruce Robbins
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Politics

Democrats Should Talk Even More About Defunding the Police

The greatest upside for congressional Democrats is to solidify their strength with the young people by embracing popular progressive policy positions.

Steve Phillips

Representative Mark Pocan on Amazon and ‘the Arrogance of Corporations That Get Too Big’

The Wisconsin representative whom Amazon attacked talks about the company’s self-serving apology, the Bessemer union vote, and the PRO Act.

John Nichols

Democratic Socialist Rana Abdelhamid Takes On a New York Incumbent

"I came to organizing both from a class perspective and also just growing up post-9/11 as a Muslim New Yorker,” the candidate told The Nation.

Aída Chávez

Dateline: Minneapolis

Just Outside Minneapolis, the Next Uprising Is Here

The Chauvin trial is almost over. The officer who killed Daunte Wright appears in Zoom court today.

Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

Minneapolis Grieves for George Floyd

With the murder trial for officer Derek Chauvin underway, these photos show how activists continue to honor him and other victims of police violence.

Tim Evans, Anna DalCortivo and Alyssa Oursler

For Black Lives Matter Protesters, There Are No Days Off

In the midst of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, police in suburban Minneapolis killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man.

Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

World

Why Brazil Still Matters

With Lula eligible to run against Bolsonaro, Brazilians hold the world’s future in their hands.

Glenn Greenwald

Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued

Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.

Rosemarie Ho

In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach

The runoff this Sunday will determine not only who will be president—Andrés Arauz or Guillermo Lasso—but also whether Ecuador will continue to lead the fight against elite financial corruption. 

Greg Grandin

Culture

Why Do We Believe in Photographs?

David Levi Strauss’s new book looks at the ancient roots of photography to understand how the medium became so distorted in the present.

Will Fenstermaker

B. Traven: Fiction’s Forgotten Radical

The enigmatic author’s anarcho-communist politics seep into his novels about wage labor, class consciousness, and the violence of capital. 

Clinton Williamson

How ‘Things’ In Fiction Shape the Way We Read

Sarah Wasserman’s recent book looks at how the objects we take for granted in stories can reveal even deeper meaning.

Sophie Haigney

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Legendary ‘Cobra’ Dave Parker

Legendary baseball player Dave Parker joins the show to talk about his recent book and his storied career.

April 13, 2021

Listen: The Next Fight Against Voter Suppression

Dale Ho on Georgia, plus Karen Greenberg on ending our forever wars.

April 8, 2021

View: Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.

February 25, 2021
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