Oscar Romero, Presente

Thirty-seven years ago today, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while giving mass. His killers have never been brought to justice.

In the Bag

The implosion of Trump’s campaign should give lesser-evil Clinton supporters space to criticize her policies. Why are they still silent?

A Vital Project

Ahead of the Chicago teachers strike, we’re reprinting Class Action: An Activist Teacher’s Handbook — but only with your help.

Won’t Back Down

With an authorization vote of 96 percent, the Chicago Teachers Union has signaled unequivocally that it’s ready to strike again.

What the CTU Can Do

With a strike authorization vote this week, the Chicago Teachers Union has the chance to show the power of militant action and democratic organizing.

Four More Years

Rahm Emanuel’s win in the Chicago mayoral election doesn’t spell the defeat of the city’s grassroots movements.

Uncommon CORE

The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike would have never come to be without the patient building of a radical formation within the union, the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators.

Red Friday

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re a Jacobin reader, you probably don’t have firm plans for Black Friday, the largest, most soul-crushing shopping day of the year. Maybe, if you’re still with your family, you’ll strike up the annual argument with your libertarian uncle. Or maybe you’ll catch some news footage of stampeding hordes […]

Strike for America

In 1991, Tom Geoghegan subtitled his memoir of life as a labor lawyer “trying to be for labor when it’s flat on its back.” Two decades later, the image needs some updating. It’s only accurate if you picture labor flat on its back on, say, a stainless steel emergency room operating table, its heartbeat heard […]

Micah Uetricht

Micah Uetricht is an associate editor at Jacobin. He is the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity and lives in Chicago.