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The Skies Are Emptying Out

Mourning the world I thought I grew up in, and the birds I thought I knew.
By Tom Engelhardt in The Nation.

We Can Build a Better World After COVID-19

When the crisis is over, the question should not be, “How do we get everyone back to work?” but “Why weren’t we valuing our workers to begin with?”
By Sarah Jaffe in The Progressive.

What The Pandemic Tells Us About Our Politics

When Americans are confronting the most threatening national crisis in a generation, it would be uplifting to offer a few encouraging words about the president.
By Joe Conason in The National Memo.

The Democrats Screwed Up

Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders have been outflanked by opponents embracing big spending ideas to address the coronavirus recession.
By Kate Aronoff in The New Republic.

A Tale of Two Plagues

Tips on self-isolation from Daniel Defoe and Giovanni Boccaccio
By Katha Pollitt in The Nation.

Last Chance at Justice

History tells us that, in a time of crisis, we have to be careful about how we respond.
By Seth Freed Wessler in WNYC’s United States of Anxiety.

In Search of Promised Lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.
By Julian Brave NoiseCate in Canadian Geographic.

The House on Magnolia Street

How a group of homeless mothers took on a housing crisis
By Julian Brave NoiseCat in The California Sunday Magazine.

Sara Nelson Says People Are Ready for Solidarity

The president of the Association of Flight Attendants tells Sarah Jaffe that the pandemic reveals what unions already know: “An injury to one is an injury to all.”
By Sarah Jaffe in The Nation.

Fragility in Liberty

We travel from Liberty Island to the U.S.-Mexico border to discover how the end of Reconstruction and America’s present-day immigration crisis are inextricably bound.
By Seth Freed Wessler in Type Investigations and WNYC.

Excuse Me, Ms.!

Confused about Latinx, alumnx, even mxn? Fear not: Inclusive language has been evolving for decades.
By Katha Pollitt in The Nation.

Are Kids Bad for the Planet?

The fraught decision to have children—or not—in an era of climate crisis.
By Kate Aronoff in The New Republic.

Labour Activists Canvass in the Cold in Britain

The December 12 parliamentary election has brought out Labour’s secret weapon: organizers who have been working for years to end austerity and bring a new politics to the U.K.
By Sarah Jaffe in The American Prospect.

When the Clinics Close

As Planned Parenthoods shutter in Ohio, reproductive rights and justice groups are fighting harder than ever.
By Dani McClain in The Nation.

Streets on Fire

From Occupy Wall Street to Extinction Rebellion, this has been a combustible 10 years.
By Gary Younge in The Guardian.

Nonprofit Workers Join the Movement to Unionize

Increasing numbers of people in mission- and passion-driven fields are waking up to the fact that they are, despite the trappings of middle-class-ness, still workers doing a job.
By Sarah Jaffe in Common Dreams.

The View from Stevenage

In the first of a three-part series, Gary Younge returns to his home town to see how the bellwether constituency views the election.
By Gary Younge in The Guardian.

A Hunger Strike in ICE Detention

Ajay Kumar, an asylum seeker from India, went on a hunger strike to protest the “animal-like treatment” he faced in ice custody.
By Rozina Ali in The New Yorker.

Things Are Bleak!

Jonathan Safran Foer’s quest for planetary salvation.
By Kate Aronoff in The Nation.

All Organizing Is Magic

In this contribution to Verso’s Caliban and the Witch Roundtable, Sarah Jaffe finds echoes of witchcraft in contemporary anti-capitalism.
By Sarah Jaffe in the Verso blog.

American Brexit

It’s not just Britain headed for the subbasement of imperial history.
By Tom Engelhardt in TomDispatch.