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Class & Inequality

An interview with S’bu Zikode, leader of the shack dwellers’ movement, thirty years after apartheid’s end.

S'bu Zikode, Richard Pithouse

The Israel-India worker deal resembles British indenture.

Michelle Buckley, Paula Chakravartty

Forum

Democrats increasingly rely on affluent suburbanites. Does that spell the end of a bold economic agenda? A forum with Heather Gautney, Ro Khanna, Dorian Warren, and others.

Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson

Is there anything left to anti-imperial visions of global commerce?

Kate Yoon

Biden’s industrial policy program promises a massive shift from decades of neoliberal orthodoxy. Can it deliver inclusive gains in time?

K. Sabeel Rahman

Forum

American empire pushes freedom down a corrosive path—but that path is not the only one.

Aziz Rana

The post-work movement reckons with reproductive labor.

Rachel Fraser

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

Janice Fine, Mark Engler, Paul Engler

Mie Inouye and Daniel Martinez HoSang discuss the challenges of organizing in a society that tears groups apart.

Mie Inouye, Daniel Martinez HoSang
Andrew Schrank

A liberal economist and a family abolitionist agree: our economic system makes human flourishing depend on social units it can't sustain.

Will Holub-Moorman

Instead of pouring public funds into private industry—as the United States did with COVID-19 vaccines—we must build public capacity and prioritize public objectives.

Amy Kapczynski, Christopher Morten, Reshma Ramachandran

Forum

To make change, movements need to build endurance—the capacity to keep people showing up despite their differences.

Mie Inouye
Juliet Hooker
Charisse Burden-Stelly
Liz Theoharis
Nathan R. DuFord
Daniel Martinez HoSang
Astra Taylor & Leah Hunt-Hendrix
Jodi Dean
Sarah Schulman
William J. Barber II
Alex Gourevitch
Mie Inouye

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Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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