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Tag: U.S.

Paul Engler, Mark Engler, Janice Fine

Janice Fine explains how “co-enforcement”—a bold new model for upholding labor law—is linking the state to social movements.

Clark Randall

How a little-understood feature of urban finance—municipal bonds—fuels racial inequality.

Margaret A. Burnham, Jeanne Theoharis

Jeanne Theoharis speaks with Margaret Burnham on her work in reconstructing Jim Crow terror, within and outside the law.

David Waldstreicher

What happens when radical historians write for the public.

Joel Whitney

Fifty years ago, the American Indian Movement occupied the site of a historic massacre. They won real gains in the face of brutal counterinsurgency tactics.

nia t. evans

A conversation with Dan Berger and veteran activists Zoharah Simmons and Michael Simmons on the origins of Black Power and the work of coalition building.

James Nelson, Elizabeth Sepper

Even in states without bans on abortion or gender-affirming care, hidden religious restrictions in secular hospitals harm patients.

Gaiutra Bahadur

On violence and the possibility of solidarities in America.

Lisa Heinzerling

Through an assault on administrative agencies, the Supreme Court is systematically eroding the legal basis of effective governance.

William Callison, Quinn Slobodian

Defying conventional political labels and capitalizing on widespread distrust, a range of new movements share the conviction that all power is conspiracy.

Bruce Schneier, Henry Farrell
Democracies rely on the free exchange of ideas and information, but that freedom can also be weaponized to erode democratic debate. How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?
Joseph A. McCartin, Stephen Lerner, Sarita Gupta

Traditional worker organizing has failed on every level. But new approaches are finding success, pointing the way to a more just future.

Mark Tseng-Putterman, Donna Nevel
Two Jewish activists discuss the place of anti-Semitism in contemporary movements for social justice.
Benjamin Balthaser
The resurgence of anti-Semitism today is not a quirk of Donald Trump. As a new book shows, it has deep roots in powerful institutions.
Richard White

Despite what Steve King says, the U.S. was never a Christian nation.

Christopher Kutz

Taking a stand against Trump has material consequences for government workers. Here's how we can help.

Victor Ray
Stop-and-frisk and broken-windows policing have ravaged black communities, treating everyone as criminals, while failing to make cities any safer. Now Trump wants to revive them.
Kelly Lytle Hernández

Throughout the twentieth century, bipartisan consensus was that black youth were latent criminals in need of abundant policing.

Hugh Ryan

Many see gayness as inseparable from city life. But many LGBT Americans—particularly queer black folks—live in rural places. Their invisibility to the gay rights movement is a problem.

Simon Waxman

A Massachusetts high court ruling acknowledges that black men aren’t wrong for wanting to run from police.

Colin Dayan

Undocumented immigrants face horrible conditions in U.S. detention, with little legal recourse.

Claude S. Fischer

Government has always played an outsize role in creating jobs—and still can.

Ingrid Norton

America continues to be haunted by our need to grieve.

Garrett Felber

Integration doesn’t guarantee equality or freedom.

Erik Loomis

States are stealing from orphans to pad their budgets. And it's legal.

Christopher Petrella

The DOJ says it will stop using private prisons. The truth is more complicated.

Simon Waxman

Trump may have just been running off at the mouth, but policy experts agree he’s not entirely wrong about our dysfunctional relationship with NATO.

Robin D. G. Kelley

The ideas in the movement’s new manifesto would enrich our practice of democracy.

Lauren Carasik

The U.S. turns a blind eye on the murder of environmentalist Berta Cáceres.

Michael Bronski
Radical gay liberation laid the ground for the moderate legal gains of gay rights.
Colin Dayan

On the cruelties the South doles out to animals, children, and black folks.

Donna Murch

Debt still sends many people—especially black people—to jail.

Ben Armstrong

Startups aren't the magic bullet for economic growth.

Elizabeth Anderson

How did we come to view social insurance as socialist?

John McMahon

Government incentives may make us less moral, not more.

Mike Konczal

Local government can't fix our problems. Only big government can.

Benjamin Balthaser

Images of police violence against African Americans have a radical heritage.

Kate Manne
Moralistic or not, misogyny is not about hating women. It is about controlling them.
Henry Ace Knight

After fourteen years, Mohamedou Ould Slahi may finally have a chance at freedom.

Becky Elias, Daniel E. Ho

Should we apply peer review to government?

Christopher Lebron

Prosecutors are corrupting the intent of lynching laws.

Elizabeth Hinton

The enduring impact of President Johnson’s Crime Commission.

Claude S. Fischer

Cities are now playgrounds for the rich, with the poor forced into suburbs.

Michael Bronski

Suddenly conservatives want us to believe they care about homophobia.

Judith Levine

Rapists should be held accountable. But is more incarceration the best way?

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