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Sarah Jaffe

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Sarah Jaffe is a regular contributor to The Progressive and a reporting fellow at the Type Media Center, covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, and the co-host of the podcast Belabored.  She is currently working on her second book. Find her on Twitter at @sarahljaffe.

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The twenty-five-year-old cut his teeth on the Fight for $15 in St. Louis. Now he’s looking to use those skills as a Missouri state legislator. Read more

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It’s easy to glamorize the seeming spontaneity of a “strike wave” and miss the long processes of union organizing. Read more

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The picketing GM workers and impending Chicago Teachers Union action suggest a dramatic revival of striking as a tactic. Read more

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Isabel Marshall

The lessons of the shorter-hours movements of decades past are still deeply relevant, and are being revived for a gig-economy era of diminished opportunities for working people. Read more

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The newest Conservative Prime Minister of Britain wanted, like his buddy Donald Trump, to ride a populist wave to victory; instead he’s struggling to keep his nose above water. How did he misread the tea leaves? Read more

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Natalie Oxford

Catastrophes in the Amazon and elsewhere are flash points for the larger, ongoing crisis that claims lives in less spectacular fashion—one that sees life itself as expendable. Read more

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Working people at all levels are beginning to understand how their interests are not that different, whether they pack chickens in Mississippi, sell Walmart products in California, or program for IBM in Atlanta. Read more

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Isabel Marshall

Four decades of relentless there-is-no-alternative propaganda has so many people believing that change is impossible, so you might as well stick your middle finger up at the world instead. Read more

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While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony. Read more

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Janos Marton of the ACLU’s Smart Justice program talks about a growing public awareness of the rampant inequality perpetuated by prisons, jails, arrests, and prosecutions, and what people on the outside can do. Read more

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Celine McNicholas of the Economic Policy Institute talks about a new moment to imagine the power of organized labor. Read more

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The West Virginia teachers won a raise, but the biggest fight, says Rebecca Diamond, teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, is still ongoing. Read more

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Listen to what Black Lives Matter Charlottesville is planning for the first anniversary of the “The Unite the Right” rally. Read more

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Molly Adams

This week was the 53rd anniversary of Medicare, created in the middle of the social agitation of the 1960s. Benjamin Day of Healthcare-NOW! talks about how today, we are in the middle of similar upheaval. Read more

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Cata Santiago of Movimiento Cosecha talks about how the world’s biggest retailer is lending technology to Trump's deportation machine. Read more

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The Democratic Senate Leader has been hearing from his constituents a lot lately, demanding he stand up and fight. That’s the message brought by Indivisible Nation BK. Read more

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George Ciccariello-Maher explains how Occupy ICE has heightened contradictions between the proclamations of "sanctuary" by elected officials and their actually existing policies of repressing protest. Read more

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Saqib Bhatti from the Action Center on Race and the Economy explains how different decisions by the Supreme Court work together and harm working people. Read more

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When it comes to family separation, no one knows better than migrant domestic workers the myriad ways U.S. immigration policy has kept people from their loved ones. Read more

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A local activist talks about what happened after last year's ‘Unite the Right’ rally and why the eyes of the nation should still be on Charlottesville. Read more

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