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Ruth Conniff

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A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Ruth joined the magazine as a summer intern working with the late Erwin Knoll and has been part of the team ever since. As Associate Editor for the Progressive, she opened The Progressive's Washington, D.C., office in 1997. She became a regular on TV pundit shows on CNN, Fox News, and PBS. She appears frequently on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC. Ruth received an "Editor's Choice" award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011.

Ed cared about working people—and was a singular voice for labor rights and social justice. more

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The view from small-town polling stations on Election Day shows a corrupted democracy that bottom-up activists hope AMLO can start fixing from the top-down. more

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Mexico will elect a new president on July 1, and the "Mexican Bernie Sanders" is leading by a wide margin. more

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Nothing about Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach is addressing the root cause of migration. more

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He sits down with The Progressive: “Any trade war, no matter how small, can easily escalate, with grave consequences.” more

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Mexican workers sustain the U.S. dairy industry and their hometown in Veracruz. more

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The scene in the park, across the street from the Our Lady of the Assumption church, was peaceful. more

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A group of women artists in San Francisco Tanivet use their fabric art to expresses the pain of family separation and immigration to the United States. more

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Parents outraged over a discussion of privilege in a Wisconsin school district, which suffers from a historical amnesia that indigenous Mexicans can't afford. more

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A small crowd gathered to watch the dancers and wait for María de Jesús Patricio Martínez—better known as Marichuy—the Zapatista candidate for president of Mexico, and first indigenous woman to run for the highest office in the country’s history. more

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Reconnecting with other people and letting go of the mad pursuit of stuff, at all costs, is easier when you surround yourself with other people who are doing the same. more

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Michael Righi

Yes, Trump’s a racist. But his provincialism ought to worry us, too. more

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Mexicans are less shocked at the possibility that their government does not have the people's best interests at heart. more

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This Thanksgiving, we gringos could gain a lot from contemplating the very Mexican themes of beauty and even fun that can be found in the midst of struggle, pain, and even tragedy. more

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Americans are inclined to believe in our blamelessness, that the world owes us a fresh start. We act as if death, decline and tragedy cannot happen to us. more

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Mary Anne Fackelman

"What the government fears...is that we have the power. We don’t need the government to tell us what to do. We can organize ourselves.” more

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I am off on a new adventure, having moved with my family to Oaxaca, Mexico, for the year. more

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In Mexico, everyone wanted to know more about why our country elected Trump. more

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Trump called on the nations of the world to renew their patriotic fervor, as if recognizing the interdependency of the world’s peoples were the biggest problem we face. more

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Annette Bernhardt

Putting nativism ahead of national interest. more

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