The Green New Deal proposal unveiled by Bernie Sanders promises to save the planet while providing tens of millions of good-paying jobs in the process. By attacking unemployment, it builds both renewable energy and the power of the working class.
Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin.
With his Justice and Safety for All plan, Bernie Sanders is applying his democratic socialist vision to one of the urgent questions of our time: ending the carceral state. He’s opted to follow the lead of criminal justice reformers — and their demands are starting to look like his, too.
The prosperity gospel, in both religious and secular form, is a giant con.
Hatred of immigrants as people and exploitation of immigrants as workers go hand in hand. The antidote to both is the same: solidarity.
Medicare for All had its big moment in last night’s debate, with several candidates clamoring to show their support. Yet just three years ago, the Beltway consensus was that it would “never, ever” happen. We have Bernie Sanders to thank for that.
Kamala Harris’s student debt forgiveness plan is a joke. But it won’t be the last time she puts out policy proposals that masquerade as social justice initiatives but accomplish little. It’s what Obama and many Democrats before him did — only now, millions of people aren’t buying it.
In his fight against Medicare for All, Joe Biden has taken up one of the oldest Republican scaremongering tactics: telling seniors universal coverage will threaten Medicare.
DoorDash took a page from traditional restaurant managers: it stole workers’ tips. But even as it reversed course under public pressure, the delivery platform highlighted the exploitation at the core of capitalist employment.
Eugene Scalia has spent his career as a corporate lawyer fighting for the interests of capital. Now that he's in line to run the Labor Department, Marx's quip about the capitalist state as the executive committee of the bourgeoisie has never looked more accurate.
After years of Democratic prevaricating, the House has passed a $15 minimum wage bill. It’s almost certain to die in the Senate — but it shows how far the Fight for $15 movement has come.
Bernie Sanders delivered a major speech on Medicare for All yesterday. He knows who his enemies are: the pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and their friends in elected office — and he's spoiling for a fight with them.
Mansions, superyachts, luxury cars, and private jets produce more carbon emissions than whole countries. Researchers are calling it “green crime.”
Since 2018, Bernie has publicly taken on the CEOs of Amazon, Walmart, Delta, McDonald’s, and more — and he shows no sign of relenting. His willingness to pick fights with ultrarich executives paying poverty wages sets him apart from other Democratic candidates.
Centrists claim free college is a giveaway to the rich. That’s just a smokescreen for their opposition to universal social programs.
The havoc that will soon be wrought by climate change is unfathomable. It's a crisis — one which Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded yesterday the US government recognize. It's a needed step towards winning a Green New Deal.
Under capitalism, “efficiency” most often translates into drudgery, discomfort, and alienation. Thank Frederick Winslow Taylor.
Bernie Sanders has restored the socialist tradition to its rightful place at the heart of national politics for the first time in decades. Now it’s up to us to push it further.
I support Medicare for All because it’s for everyone — but it’s especially important for gay and transgender people. It should be a central demand of the movement for our liberation.
It’s good to see both Democrats and Republicans taking surprise medical bills seriously. But they’re missing the solution under their nose: Medicare for All.
It's really not complicated. Homeless people need homes. So we should give them homes.