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Arizona teachers voted for a strike this coming Thursday. We talk with Noah Karvelis of Arizona Educators United. more



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On the anniversary of the crisis, the state of Michigan says Flint’s water quality is restored. But activist Luster says that “as soon as clean water touches our infrastructure, it’s poison.” more


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The state has become an experimental playground for an untethered, unregulated form of education privatization, and teachers and students are on the short end of the deal. more

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Wesley Fryer

Teachers are challenging a decades-long nationwide conservative campaign to shrink government. more

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Sarah Jaffe

The Working Families Party has had a busy week: parting ways with Andrew Cuomo, helping push Paul Ryan into retirement, and honing a much-watched national strategy going into November. more



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Puerto Rican teachers are struggling to get their schools up and running after the hurricane, but they are in danger of being privatized too. more


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“He knew, as he and his wife told me and anybody else who asked them, that any or all of the family of six might die any day.” more



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Australia’s stringent gun control laws aren’t likely to be adopted in the U.S. anytime soon. But we can learn something from their political organizing. more

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Michael Hertz

Yes, getting rid of these weapons would take real political effort. The people who make money off selling guns will fight this tooth and nail. But our country is ready. more




States are passing “super preemption” bills that go one step further to thwart local action on issues like guns and immigration. more

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Sarah Jaffe speaks with Maria Duarte and Omar Cisneros from the Seed Project of Movimiento Cosecha fighting for their right to stay in America and to preserve DACA. more



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Courageous teenagers are making waves in the U.S. regarding gun policies. What if international teen solidarity could subject U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan to the same horror and scorn so many now direct toward the National Rifle Association? more



Joseph Gruber

Real change will require adults to step in too, and intersectional organizing for the safety of all students. more

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A new exhibit illustrates the lesser-known side of an organization whose image is often only portrayed as militant. more


The NRA’s members are loud, bumper-sticking their hobby, but as gun ownership drops, it’s a weakening lobby. more


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Fabrice Florin

Young people in Florida and elsewhere—articulate and thoughtful, media savvy and politically astute—are taking action against policies that are killing them in the classroom. They have a wealth of data to back them up. more



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Fostering pride in one’s own achievement is worthwhile, but pursuing it in isolation of the gospel of the black freedom struggle is like building on quicksand. more

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Women around the world are coming together on March 8, International Women's Day, in a show of collective power. Organizers of the strike talk about what's in store. more

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