Puerto Rico Rises

While ordinary Puerto Ricans were struggling to recover from Hurricane María, Governor Ricardo Rosselló was conspiring to hide the extent of the devastation and joking about killing political rivals in a Telegram chat. Now, those messages are all public — and the Puerto Rican people are ready for an alternative.

Not Everyone Can Buck the Trend

The son of Nigerian immigrants, Giannis Antetokounmpo has won acclaim in Greece, being named the NBA’s most valuable player. But Giannis’s story doesn’t prove that anyone who works hard can make it — rather, it shows how insane it is to let our parents’ nationality determine our life chances.


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  • Spring 2019

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In this issue

The Zone Defense

What we need isn’t exclusionary zoning, inclusionary zoning, upzoning, downzoning, a zoning freeze, or no zoning at all. We need an anticapitalist planning movement.

Bidencare Is a Scam

Biden’s new health care plan does little to address Obamacare’s failures and keeps alive a predatory private insurance industry. Medicare for All is still the only plan that guarantees health care as a human right.

West Virginia Isn’t Just “Trump Country”

Since the 2016 election, West Virginia has been stereotyped as a bastion of Trump supporters. But community organizer Stephen Smith believes that a campaign for economic justice can attract broad support in the state — and he’s running for governor to prove it.

Why Today’s Amazon Strike Is So Important

Today, Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota are launching a six-hour strike on Prime Day, the company’s biggest shopping event of the year. If successful, they could ignite similar actions across the country — and make Jeff Bezos really start to worry about worker power.