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Kristina Wong & Rebecca Solnit: The Power of Art & Aunties

“Had the government stepped in and done its job, had they not advocated against vaccines and mask mandates, we wouldn't have been frantically gathering our children to cut up bedsheets to make...

The Economics of Abolition

About “Defund the police” became a rallying cry in the summer of 2020 as demonstrators flooded streets across the United States to demand an end to police brutality in...

Countering the Coup: From the Grassroots Up

About In the aftermath of the January 6th siege of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, Laura convenes a panel of pro-democracy activists to discuss the fate...

Winning War, Building Peace: Activists from Ukraine, Russia & The US Debate

FOR UKRAINIAN ASSISTANCE: The Kyiv School of Economics established a charitable fund for centralized procurement of protective gear and medical equipment:  https://kse.ua/support/donation/ The latest...

Lisa Graves: The Extremist Revolution & Democracy Hanging by a Thread

The American Right is embracing a dangerous extremism, challenging elections, packing courts and aligning with Hungarian prime minister and Putin-ally Victor Orbán. In the midst of a climate catastrophe, with a majority...

Arundhati Roy: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction and the Pandemic Portal

Two years ago this month, the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in the United States. “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew,” wrote...

Your Neighborhood in Your Hands: A Model from the South Bronx

Real estate development conjures up images of gentrification with sleek buildings and polished store fronts often built under the guise of urban revitalization. Far too often, these projects displace long-standing residents and...

Democratizing Democracy: Redistricting by the People

Redistricting has the power to shape elections, and this year, it’s more controversial than ever. After a contentious 2020 census, the development of advanced mapping technologies, and a 2019 Supreme Court decision...

Public Ownership of Privatized Medicine

Dana Brown, Director of the Next System Project frames the motives of privatized medicine in a system, which values profit over people. While nations are racing to develop...

Housing is a Human Right

About Before 2020, America was already in a housing crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic, high unemployment, and a recession have only made things worse. A record level of evictions have...

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