The Left

The more things change: Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves attend an event at the Backstage Centre on May 16, 2024, in Purfleet.

Britain’s Early General Election Will Be Far From Plain Sailing for Labour Britain’s Early General Election Will Be Far From Plain Sailing for Labour

“Stability is change” was the Labour Party’s anodyne slogan after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an election for July 4 last week, but voices for real change won’t go quietly.

May 29, 2024 / Steve Howell

Peru Surf Break

Surfers Are Fighting to Save the Waves—and the Planet Surfers Are Fighting to Save the Waves—and the Planet

By the end of the century, the world could lose almost half of its sandy beaches. But a movement of surfers across Latin America is working to protect the coastal-marine environme...

May 28, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

President Joe Biden at a podium in front of a banner reading

Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More

The president is canceling student loan debt in batches of thousands, but the need is in the millions. It’s costing him the voters he needs most.

May 28, 2024 / Eleni Schirmer

Members of UAW 4811 join protesters at the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus on May 20, 2024.

The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes

The symbiotic relationship between universities and the military puts higher education workers in a position of significant structural power.

May 23, 2024 / Jonathan Rosenblum

UAW Mercedes

Learning the Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama Learning the Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama

Mercedes put on an “A-level boss fight.”  Which was only to be expected. So how can the union win next time?

May 21, 2024 / Jane McAlevey

Students holding Palestinian flags and signs walk out of the UMass Amherst commencement ceremony in protest on May 18, 2024, as Chancellor Javier Reyes takes the stage to speak.

The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass

The real danger posed by the Gaza solidarity encampments is their attack on unfettered autocratic governance by university administrations and wealthy benefactors.

May 21, 2024 / Kevin Young

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism? Can Biden Become a Pugilist for Populism?

Why it’s time to take Adam Tooze’s advice and “re-politicize the economy.”

May 21, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Campus police at Yale University

How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students

Documents reveal a pattern of targeted monitoring: administrator presence at rallies, police surveillance of social media, and coordination between campus, local, and state police...

May 20, 2024 / StudentNation / Theia Chatelle

Bruce, after arriving in the middle of the night, waits to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on October 7, 2023, in Grundy, Virginia.

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

May 17, 2024 / Column / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

A protester waves a Palestinian flag from the roof of Hamilton Hall at Columbia University on April 30, 2024.

The Anti-War Movement Needs to Claim Its Victories The Anti-War Movement Needs to Claim Its Victories

There’s no need to accept the churlish narrative of Biden and the establishment. The administration’s shift on Israel is a gain that can—and must—be built on.

May 13, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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