Christopher D. Cook


Christopher D. Cook is a contributing writer for The Progressive and an award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He was an elected Bernie delegate for San Francisco’s twelfth congressional district. He is the author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis. See his work at and on Twitter.

New “autopsy” report urges progressive “re-boot.” more

Nov 1, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches

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The Democratic Party’s marriage with corporate interests—like any poisonous marriage—means that a bold progressive shift is not about “waking up,” but about breaking up. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:27 PM Dispatches 3 Comments



With deep cuts to vital support for low-income and working-class people, this budget lays bare the scope of Trump's destructive agenda. How should progressives respond? more

May 26, 2017 11:19 AM Dispatches

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Alexander Acosta will continue the Republican onslaught against protections for American labor. more

Apr 28, 2017 3:38 PM Dispatches

How can it be that the vast resources of the Dems aren’t being engaged to support activists doing their darndest to defeat blatantly destructive Trump nominees? more

Feb 21, 2017 9:18 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

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Blue-collar and middle-class workers who backed Trump in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and elsewhere are in for a shock. more

Feb 14, 2017 12:29 PM Magazine

It’s time to think big. Let’s push the Democratic Party in an unapologetically progressive direction and build up electorally independent alternatives. more

Jan 15, 2017 8:56 AM Magazine

The struggle for justice continues. more

Oct 19, 2016 3:35 PM Magazine

Every day in America the food system that supplies our sustenance is engaged in its own form of consumption. It feasts on human toil, commodified animals, natural resources, and our own bodies. Food, one of the foundations of life, has beco... more

Aug 24, 2015 5:34 PM Magazine 1 Comments

On a recent Wednesday evening in San Francisco, a crowd of more than 130 people packed into a community center for a wonky two-hour discussion about Plan Bay Area -- a detailed roadmap for regional growth that would displace thousands of people w... more

Jun 27, 2013 1:54 PM Dispatches

Deciding how America will nourish itself and sustain its farms would seem a top policy priority, yet as the Farm Bill demonstrates, sustainably grown healthy food and livable incomes for farmers and workers remain an afterthought in a process con... more

May 13, 2013 4:07 PM Dispatches

The views that spill forth inside this swing-state Romney office plunge far deeper into the right-wing abyss than the so-called moderate stances trotted out by the Romney campaign. more

Sep 26, 2012 2:56 PM Dispatches

It was a remarkable and inspiring scene, a river of people filling boulevards in the name of reform and revolution. more

Nov 5, 2011 12:23 AM Dispatches