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The Cross and the Gavel

Progressive critics of secularism argue that the Protestant origins of religious liberty make it corrupt beyond saving. But to achieve real pluralism, should th...   [ continue reading...]

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Atlanta Dreaming

The genius of Donald Glover’s Atlanta is to show the surreality of black life in America, without ever pandering to an audience.   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #151: Empowering the Souls of Poor Folk, with Rev. Liz Theoharis

Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s campaign, joins us to talk about why people are marching across the country against poverty and for econ...   [ continue reading...]

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¿Una nueva esperanza para México?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador no es el demagogo que imaginan sus adversarios. Si se convierte en el próximo presidente de México, la p...   [ continue reading...]

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The Plutocracy Comes to Campus

When undergrads challenged a rich donor close to Donald Trump, his biggest defenders were their own university’s leaders.   [ continue reading...]

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Out of the Closet, Into the Streets

The revolutionary fervor of May ’68 didn’t end with a general strike. It fueled radical demands for years to come, and brought new causes into the m...   [ continue reading...]

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Summer 2018

This page is a placeholder. To read the complete Summer 2018 issue, click here.   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #150: Lessons Learned on the Picket Line

As education strikes continue to rock the country, we talk with two striking workers—Ian Bradley Perrin, a graduate employee at Columbia University, and A...   [ continue reading...]

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Marx at 200: Just Getting Started

In our fully globalized world, Marx’s ideas still conform to a deeply felt sense about what capital did, and does, to our labor.   [ continue reading...]

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Marxism’s Fatal Flaw

Marx’s social-democratic critics recognized a fundamental point that the great economist missed: that a better world was not inevitable, but achievable, a...   [ continue reading...]

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Normcore

Channeling the #Resistance, a slew of recent books seeks to reduce democracy to a defense of political “norms.” But defeating Trump will take more p...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the Teachers’ Revolt Must Confront Racism Head On

Race is not an add-on to “bread-and-butter” contract issues. It shapes the terrain of struggle.   [ continue reading...]

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Talking Back to the Patriarchy

It is in the interest of women of all generations to invent a complex, resistant, and sexually curious strain in feminist thought and action. History can show u...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Triangle Fire

The blaze that killed a Trump Tower resident in early April recalls a long of history of developers and corporations putting profit over safety—an ethos t...   [ continue reading...]

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A Strike Against Trumpism at Columbia

Faced with the unionization of its graduate workers, Columbia University has aligned itself not with free speech and enlightenment, but with the Trump administr...   [ continue reading...]

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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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