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Fighting Gentrification, But To What End?

August 18, 2014 · Blog

Blocking new development does not stop renovation and displacement. {…}

By Benjamin Ross
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The Not-So-Secret Serum

August 16, 2014 · Blog

“I guess if Washington Times prints it, it’s not totally baseless?” a colleague tweeted. For the second time in as many weeks, those of us closely following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had to process the news that another … {…}

By Adia Benton
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The Making of Ferguson

August 16, 2014 · Blog

Over the course of St. Louis’s history, local segregation was enforced by a tangle of public and private policies. {…}

By Colin Gordon
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Is Spain Ready to Abandon the Monarchy?

August 11, 2014 · Blog

The first president to take office after Spain’s return to democracy passed away this spring. The death of Adolfo Suárez was met with a significant outpouring of public sympathy, and Madrid’s international airport was promptly renamed in his honor. The … {…}

By Max Holleran
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Belabored Podcast #58: Holding McDonald’s Responsible, with Catherine Ruckelshaus

August 8, 2014 · Blog

This week, Belabored talks to Catherine Ruckelshaus, General Counsel of the National Employment Law Project, about the NLRB’s McDonald’s ruling, and what it means for workers facing the “Who’s the Boss” problem. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Why the UN?

August 2, 2014 · Blog

One of the more unsettling developments in the Gaza conflict thus far has been the shelling of UNRWA sites by the Israel Defense Forces. On July 30, at least nineteen people died and many more were wounded when a UN school-turned-shelter in … {…}

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
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Beyond Protest: War and the Israeli Left

July 29, 2014 · Blog

Many Israelis who define themselves as “on the left” (about 20 percent of the population on a good day) support Operation Protective Edge. It’s a small and lonely subset that is both left wing and opposes the war. Over the … {…}

By Dahlia Scheindlin
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Dear Nick Kristof: Your Palestinian Gandhis are Already Here

July 26, 2014 · Blog

Writing on July 19 in a column intended to “correct a few common misconceptions” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Nicholas Kristof perpetuated one of his own. Offering unsolicited advice to Palestinian political leaders, Mr. Kristof wrote: “If Palestinians turned to huge … {…}

By Sam Sussman
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Facebook for Space? Airbnb’s Weird Corporate Nationhood

July 26, 2014 · Blog

Airbnb’s announcement of its new #branding struck the tech community on a lot of levels, not least of which were the many genitalia-related ways in which the logo can be interpreted. What I find most interesting in the new branding, … {…}

By Kate Losse
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Belabored Podcast #57: Organizing the South, with Ben Speight

July 25, 2014 · Blog

This week, Belabored talks to Ben Speight, a veteran organizer with Teamsters 728 in Georgia, about building the labor movement in the South. Plus: transgender discrimination at Hobby Lobby, teachers supporting postal workers, and why workers should have a say in who runs the company. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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