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Belabored Podcast #139: Fighting Harassment on the Farm

We talk with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers about organizing to fight sexual harassment of farm workers.   [ continue reading...]

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Why Environmentalism Needs Class Politics

In the early 1990s, pathbreaking activist Judi Bari sought to ally forest workers and environmentalists against predatory Wall Street investors. What can we lea...   [ continue reading...]

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When Democracy Isn’t Popular

Trump’s admiration for despots is by now well known. But why do a majority of Filipinos still support President Rodrigo Duterte—even as they fear so...   [ continue reading...]

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Peace on Paper

Division still rules politics in Northern Ireland. But some organizers are working to reach across the walls.   [ continue reading...]

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How to Fight White Backlash

What three seminal books by black intellectuals, all published in 1967, can teach us about fighting racism in the Trump era.   [ continue reading...]

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Renewables Alone Won’t Save Us

We need to get off fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But we can’t do it without drastically cutting energy consumption for the global rich.   [ continue reading...]

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What Lenin’s Critics Got Right

No regime identifying with Bolshevism has led to anything that can be called “liberation,” as early left-wing critics like Julius Martov and Rosa Lu...   [ continue reading...]

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Them That Has, Gets

There is no starker measure of inequality in the United States than net wealth—and over the last four years, the divide has only grown.   [ continue reading...]

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New York Isn’t Ready for a Constitutional Convention

Without a much larger movement to overcome New York’s political machine, a constitutional convention risks rolling back progressive victories—not ad...   [ continue reading...]

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October’s Long Shadow

In Russia, the legacy of the October Revolution is the most forgotten, the most ignored, and the most paradoxical of all.   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #138: Wobblies of the World, Then and Now, with Peter Cole

The history of the IWW—and its concept of “One Big Union”—holds lessons for the labor movement today.   [ continue reading...]

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Neither Master Nor Subject: Zionism, Empire, and the Balfour Declaration

It was just a three-sentence letter, written 100 years ago—and many claim it’s still shaping the Middle East. But we should be careful about what we...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia Leaps into the Dark

The future of a Catalan Republic does not look bright. But opposition to the central government’s crackdown might yet help usher in a more democratic Spai...   [ continue reading...]

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Radical Adaptation

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York grassroots groups have charted an inspiring alternative to disaster capitalism.   [ continue reading...]

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Borgland

How did a sculptor with neo-Confederate leanings find a home in one of the twentieth century’s most influential liberal salons?   [ continue reading...]

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Revolution by Candlelight: How South Koreans Toppled a Government

South Korea’s Candlelight Revolution was the culmination of a sustained protest movement that brought out over 16 million people—almost a third of t...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: Rural Electric Cooperatives and the Unlikely Case for Utility Populism

Dissent contributor Kate Aronoff speaks to C-SPAN about rural electric cooperatives and their potential to seed a grassroots green populism.   [ continue reading...]

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Emmanuel Macron’s Assault on French Democracy

As Emmanuel Macron bypasses French democracy to enact a sweeping pro-business agenda, a new resistance is taking shape.   [ continue reading...]

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Can Labor Still Use the Wagner Act?

As American workers face down the national right-to-work regime threatened by Janus v. AFSCME, the Wagner Act’s vision of workplace democracy bears revisi...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Trump Won Rural America

Almost a year later, pundits are still struggling to understand why Trump won so handily in rural America. The answer lies in the failure of the political syste...   [ continue reading...]

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