A New Agenda for American Families and the Economy

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By Heather Boushey

Too often, so-called women’s economic issues appear as an afterthought, rather than as fundamental to family economic security and the economy overall. {…}

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Charity or Justice? Pope Francis Revisits Liberation Theology

By Eric Frith ·   September 24, 2014 ·  Online Articles

Under Pope Francis, the Vatican has shown sympathy for a radical Catholic tradition. But Francis sidesteps liberation theology’s most revolutionary ideas. {…}

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Radical Linguistics in an Age of Extinction

In the future of the world’s languages, irreplaceable sources of radical possibility are at stake. {…}

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Segregation’s Long Shadow

By Colin Gordon ·   September 18, 2014 ·  Online Articles

What is remarkable in Ferguson is not just the way in segregation has been sustained, but the way it maps so cleanly onto patterns of economic disadvantage. {…}

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Ten Points Towards a Two-State Solution

By Meredith Tax ·   September 16, 2014 ·  Online Articles

A secure, well-run Palestinian state is more essential than ever, for the sake of justice and for the security of both sides. {…}

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The Next Dissent

By Editors ·   September 15, 2014 ·  Blog

Our fall issue launches on October 1, with a sharp new look, an all-star special section on “Politics and the Novel,” and, for the first time, fiction. {…}

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What We Talk About When We Talk About “The Uyghurs”

How did Western media accounts transform China’s Xinjiang region from an obscure, exotic district into a hotbed of terrorism? {…}

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Populism and Other Epithets

By Bécquer Seguín ·   September 11, 2014 ·  Blog

In their efforts to smear Spain’s Podemos party as “populist,” pundits have only revealed the vacuousness of the term. {…}

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The Radical Ellen Willis

For Willis, rock was sex, which was Freud, which was Marx, which was labor, which was politics and therefore a reason to vote or protest. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #60: Whither Market Basket? with James Green

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen ·   September 5, 2014 ·  Blog

Is the outcome of the Market Basket strike a victory for working people, or something more complicated? Belabored asks James Green, a former professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and the author of several books on labor history and social movements. Plus: care workers mobilizing across the country, pre-K workers and inequality in New York, and more. {…}