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A Dismal Report Card on Global Inequality

A new report, based on the work of Thomas Piketty and his colleagues, offers a stark picture of the increasing concentration of wealth and income at a global sc...   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #149: Voices from the Labor Notes Conference 2018

In a series of interviews from Labor Notes, Sarah and Michelle talk to worker-organizers from Japan, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, and beyond about build...   [ continue reading...]

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Disembowel Enoch Powell

Fifty years ago, British politician Enoch Powell set the template for a racist neoliberal populism that has reached its apotheosis today.   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #148: Organizing Outside the Law, at Labor Notes

How do we advocate for workers when the rules are rigged against us? Sarah and Michelle sat down with four teacher organizers for a special panel discussion at...   [ continue reading...]

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The Assault on Reality

Essential to understanding Trump is his attempt to subject the public to his own solipsistic reality—and thereby destroy our shared basis for democracy.   [ continue reading...]

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Harlem Is Everywhere

As the old neighborhood gentrifies, its transatlantic spirit lives on as the influence of black cultural capital grows—from Lagos to London, from Havana t...   [ continue reading...]

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Spring 2018

To access Dissent’s complete Spring issue, please click here.   [ continue reading...]

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Doomsday Goes Mainstream

Doomsday prepping has long been associated with the right, so why is it catching on among liberals?   [ continue reading...]

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The Class Politics of Teeth

Inequalities in oral health and dental access reflect our deepest social and economic divides.   [ continue reading...]

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Edifices of Empire

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean by Peter James Hudson University of Chicago Press, 2017, 368 pp. Familiar Stranger: A Life Between T...   [ continue reading...]

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Undocumented, Uninsured, Unafraid

A ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is detained by immigration authorities in her hospital room following surgery. Farm workers on their way to the doctor s...   [ continue reading...]

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Dic Lit

The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder Henry Holt, 2018, 400 pp. The Scottish writer Dani...   [ continue reading...]

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Single-Payer or Bust

In the 1960s, a struggle took place over the fate of healthcare in Canada. On one side, there were the proponents of the single-payer program called Medicare, l...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil’s New Right

It became clear that political conflict in Brazil had reached a new level of hyper-reality last November when right-wing demonstrators in São Paulo burne...   [ continue reading...]

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Putting Liberal Democracy First

Those of us who consider ourselves “left liberals” have expressed particular alarm about the symbolic and practical dangers posed by leaders such as...   [ continue reading...]

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Suicide, Watch

Jilly took her head out of the oven mainly because it was hot and the gas did not work independently of the pilot light. Stupid new technology. And preferring h...   [ continue reading...]

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From Imagination to Power

Pragmatic thinking and strategic action are not in conflict with the radical spirit of 1968; they are the only way to fulfill it.   [ continue reading...]

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The Ideology of Fossil Fuels

Why is it so much easier, as the saying goes, to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism? In 2017, the question felt particularly acute. With re...   [ continue reading...]

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The Collective Power of #MeToo

Now we know the issue that unites women across workplaces is abuse by more powerful men, how do we come up with demands that move beyond naming and shaming?   [ continue reading...]

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Crisis and Opportunity

The left will not live forever on the sidelines of political power. When we have an opportunity to remake our healthcare system, we must be sure to seize it. In...   [ continue reading...]

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