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American Brexit

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

How Abortion Pills Will Shape Our Future

The Supreme Court may make it harder to get to an abortion clinic, but thanks to drugs, coat hangers can remain a thing of the past.
By Katha Pollitt in The Nation.

The Return of the Strike

The picketing GM workers and impending Chicago Teachers Union action suggest a dramatic revival of striking as a tactic.
By Sarah Jaffe in The Progressive.

We need to Talk About Hunter Biden

The growing scandal around Ukraine shows a Biden nomination would be a big gamble – one Democrats would be foolish to make.
By Kate Aronoff in The Guardian.

A Necessary Memoir About Sexual Assault

Chanel Miller’s account of her assault by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner questions the way we treat sexual assault—and sex itself.
By Katha Pollitt in The Nation.

Not Kidding

Transparent’s bizarre musical finale.
By Naomi Gordon-Loebl in The Nation.

The Four-Day Work Week—Not Just a Daydream

The lessons of the shorter-hours movements of decades past are still deeply relevant, and are being revived for a gig-economy era of diminished opportunities for working people.
By Sarah Jaffe in The Progressive.

Thunberg Is Right

Congress is ignoring science—and that includes Democrats.
By Kate Aronoff in The Guardian.

On the Precipice

The collective asteroid of human history.
By Tom Engelhardt in TomDispatch.

As the World Burns

Catastrophes in the Amazon and elsewhere are flash points for the larger, ongoing crisis that claims lives in less spectacular fashion.
By Sarah Jaffe in the Progressive.

The Kashmiri Narrative

For many Kashmiris, the media’s persistent focus on the India-Pakistan binary misses a key part of the story.
By Rozina Ali in the Columbia Journalism Review.

The Killing Never Ends

On a sunny July afternoon in 2010, I stood among a solemn crowd gathered in the intense California heat.
By Nick Turse in Jacobin.

Remembering Toni Morrison

Four writers pay tribute to a great American novelist and groundbreaking intellect.
By Mychal Denzel Smith and others in the New Republic.

The Real Trouble with Ilhan Omar

While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony.
By Sarah Jaffe in the Progressive.

To Fight Trump, Take to the Streets!

The Trump administration gets more malicious, harmful, and absurd every day. So why aren’t many of us outside protesting?
By Katha Pollitt in the Nation.

The Opposite of Patriotism

The right enjoys no monopoly on patriotism — and on this Fourth of July, their grotesque fealty to Trumpism will prove the point again.
By Joe Conason in the National Memo.

The Road Not Taken

The shuttering of the GM works in Lordstown will also bury a lost chapter in the fight for workers’ control.
By Sarah Jaffe in the .

McConnell And Trump: Democracy’s Enemies Within

Among the most disturbing moments during the last presidential election cycle occurred in September 2016, when a group of top intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders on the Kremlin’s aggressive hacking campaign.
By Joe Conason in the National Memo.

Wall Street Goes Silent on #MeToo

You might think that, a year and a half into the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment would be a front-burner issue for the people paid to diversify Wall Street.
By Susan Antilla in the Intercept.

Changing the Game

Naomi Klein argues that tackling environmental and economic problems must coincide.
By Naomi Klein in the Times Literary Supplement.

The European Far Right’s Environmental Turn

As climate change becomes a central concern for voters across the continent, right-wing parties are beginning to incorporate green politics into their ethno-nationalist vision.
By Kate Aronoff in Dissent.

Ways to Save the World

If we really want to make a difference this Earth Day, we have to confront the problem of climate change at its source.

By Kate Aronoff in the Progressive.

A Message From the Future

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then?

By Naomi Klein in the Intercept.

Eliza Griswold wins the Ridenhour Book Prize

In Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, Griswold told the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Sheri Fink presented her with the prize.

Alexandria Bombach wins the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize

On Her Shoulders followed Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS, then told her story to politicians and media, including at the United Nations. Murad was one of the two winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Ronit Avni presented her with the prize.

Still Funding Confederacy

For more than 100 years, the Virginia and other former slave states have been subsidizing not only Confederate cemeteries, but many of the hundreds of Confederate monuments and “heritage” sites that mark public space across the South.

By Brian Palmer in Richmond Free Press.

Right Makes Might

Long before Trump came on the scene, key congressional Republicans had been sidling up to nativist and authoritarian leaders across the globe.

By Sarah Posner in the New Republic.

The End of the City on a Hill

A burgeoning alliance with Europe’s far right is radically altering the Christian right’s view of American democracy.

By Sarah Posner in VICE Magazine.

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