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In 1917, striking copper miners were rounded up at gunpoint and dumped in the middle of a New Mexico desert on the orders of their employer. A new genre-bending film tells their story, and its ripple effects. more

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An excerpt from a new book about history, and reconciliation. more

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“Our country is full of heroic people who are not Presidents or military leaders or Wall Street wizards, but who are doing something to keep alive the spirit of resistance to injustice and war.” more

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After the establishment came down on the counterculture at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party was never the same. more

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A flashback to the unruly Democratic National Convention in Chicago. more

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Andre White

When Dellums talked about peace, he meant peace—withdrawal from the mentality that relies on death and the threat of death as a national way of life. more

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From our upcoming issue of the magazine: How Trump's victory heralded the final stage of a national unraveling. more

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Among fiftieth anniversaries from the seismic year of 1968, a lesser-known episode has powerful lessons for today. more

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“There’s about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up.” more

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Chances are good that the land deed you hold rests on the treaty system. more

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Noah Flora

“Land conquest and chattel slavery are so interlinked that if you separate them, you end up with a distorted story. That link has to be at the core of a complete revision of U.S. history.” more

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Indiana State University Library

A review of “American Socialist, The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” more

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Kenneth King

West Virginians have rescued a landmark in American labor history from an assault by powerful coal mining companies. more

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Ken Kistler

Dying empires often plunge into costly, disastrous military misadventures. They also tend toward political extremism as the painful loss of dominance demoralizes the citizenry. Sound familiar? more

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“His hour of political triumph became another hour of mindless tragedy in a nation that cannot or will not keep weapons of death from the hands of madmen who walk its streets.” — Jules Witcover more

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Norman Stockwell

“It is important to honor the soldiers who said ‘No’ and show young people around the world that even against the greatest odds, your resistance can win.” more

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Michael Lamont

George Takei talks about his latest work, lessons from history, and combatting racism and sexism today. more

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Davey MacBain

It was the first time—and likely the last—a state militia was called out in support of a striking union. Why? Because the governor of the state was elected by those very same striking workers and miners. more

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Can we walk ourselves back from the edge? more

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