At the dedication for the Lincoln Memorial, President Harding portrayed Lincoln as the president who “maintained union and nationality” rather than the president who ended slavery. Changing the monument’s meaning took political struggle.
Without unions to institutionalize them, waves of activism dissipate. As the nation and the labor movement shift to the left, progressives need to push forward policies and politics that strengthen those working-class organizations.
Andrea Dworkin insisted her writing was about women, but it was about men: what they do, why they do it, and which lies they use in their defense. Women couldn’t be subjects, only faceless victims.
Israel’s founding ideology has run its course.
The project of rebuilding the Israeli Jewish left can no longer wait.
The labor that makes the multi-billion-dollar video-game industry possible, educators fighting back in New York and Chicago, the IRS auditing poor people, and much more.
India may grant Narendra Modi another chance to embody its aspirations and fears. But his classic populist gambit cannot hide a plain truth: the “good days” he promised have still not arrived.
On the dead-end optimism of Parks and Recreation.
Even in its weakened state, the labor movement remains the largest organizational counterweight to capital and the power of the wealthy.
Introducing our Spring 2019 special section, Labor’s Comeback.
If Andrew Yang’s fans are this excited about UBI, imagine how they’ll feel when they learn what socialism can do for them.
Strikes at factories along the U.S.-Mexico border point to a new era for labor organizing in Mexico.
Could a new social services model prevent a temporary housing crisis from becoming a persistent condition?