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Sacrificing at the Altar of the Euro

For the defenders of eurozone orthodoxy, today’s crisis in the Argentinian peso offers a cautionary tale for countries tempted to abandon the single curre...   [ continue reading...]

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China’s Uyghur Repression

International attention on the question of Xinjiang, the autonomous province in the northwestern corner of China, and the oppression of its native Uyghur popula...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour vs. the Single Market

In recent weeks there has been intense debate in Britain about the Labour Party and the ongoing Brexit process. Advocates of the European Union have sought a ra...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Do Workers Strike?

It is rare for history to provide so clear-cut and well-documented a contradiction. On the one hand, a majority of auto workers voted to sustain the no-strike p...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond Electoral Democracy

Across the globe, democracy is in retreat. From every direction, authoritarians have sprung to power — be it Trump in the US, Putin in Russia, Xi in China...   [ continue reading...]

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Salvini’s Triumph

With March 4’s general election, the Five Star Movement (M5S) became Italy’s largest party, winning 32 percent of the vote. Yet its historic opposit...   [ continue reading...]

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Civil Rights Unionism

When CIO organizers first arrived in Winston-Salem in 1941, Robert Black was a lanky young baseball player who could barely imagine that a trade union mig...   [ continue reading...]

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Betting on the Working Class

Many of the big, strategic lessons from the teachers’ strikes aren’t widely or universally accepted on the Left, or even among socialists. One is th...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Corbyn the Future of the Left?

Politics is in a plastic period. And so is the Left. In Britain, what once seemed unthinkable has happened. The Labour left have steadily taken control of their...   [ continue reading...]

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The Price of a Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup Finals have arrived. For ardent hockey fans and their proxies in the mainstream sports media, this is the triumphant culmination of an...   [ continue reading...]

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Siding With the Bosses

After months of sustained public pressure targeting sexual harassment in workplaces across the United States, the Supreme Court on Monday significantly undermin...   [ continue reading...]

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What’s Behind the Teacher Strikes?

As we watch — rapt — the unexpected teacher insurgencies in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, and Colorado, we’re also grasping for...   [ continue reading...]

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The Democratic Precedent

The issue of US border control policies suddenly flared up last week, as things tend to do when it comes out that a government has lost nearly 1,500 children an...   [ continue reading...]

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Between Hope and Fear

Colombians are back at the polls for their presidential elections. Despite implementing a historical peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...   [ continue reading...]

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Philip Roth (1933–2018)

Recently, I was practicing reading with my six-year-old when we got into a discussion of whether you can start a sentence with the word “and.” I was...   [ continue reading...]

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Between Montgomery and Gaza

When a government guns down dozens of members of an oppressed group engaging in civil disobedience, it’s natural to feel any number of emotions: shock, so...   [ continue reading...]

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The Feeble Strength of One

Solidarity has been the foundation of the labor movement since its inception, the idea being that the bosses have all the wealth and power, but the workers have...   [ continue reading...]

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Full Employment and Freedom

In recent weeks, a federal job guarantee has rapidly gained momentum, with many Democrats backing the idea. That’s welcome news to those who have long adv...   [ continue reading...]

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Repealing the “Right to Object”

Tomorrow, Ireland will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment to its constitution. The Repeal the Eighth campaign opposes the amendment because it grants an unb...   [ continue reading...]

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When the Mailmen Rebelled

For eight days in March 1970 the country was rocked by an unprecedented and shocking national strike by postal service workers. Starting in New York City, the s...   [ continue reading...]

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