Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who shot Laquan McDonald sixteen times, has been found guilty of murder. It’s a major victory for Chicago activists and the broader movement against police brutality.
Micah Uetricht is the deputy editor of Jacobin and host of Jacobin Radio's podcast The Vast Majority. He is the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity and coauthor of Bigger than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism.
Jeff Bezos raised Amazon’s starting wage to $15 because of pressure from workers and Bernie Sanders — showing how, even when workers and socialists are weak, we can win against the most powerful people in the world.
Socialists today don’t have to reinvent the wheel — we can learn from the successes and failures of past American radicals, including the New Communist Movement.
Chapo Trap House’s Matt Christman on pulling angry young men away from the alt right, consumption choices as politics, the grotesqueries of American life, and his commitment to “optimism of the will and all that shit.”
By fighting him tooth and nail for seven years, Chicagoans have established that Rahm Emanuel is garbage. No matter what he does next, that stench isn’t coming off.
The FBI has long tried to destroy socialist organizations, but its actions aren’t limited to surveillance. In the sixties and seventies, informants were key — even at the top levels of left groups.
Even when they’re flush with cash, companies like UPS still attack workers’ standards. Workers have to force their bosses to back off.
An interview with Antoine Dangerfield, whose video of an Indianapolis wildcat strike went viral this week — and led to his firing. He doesn’t regret it, though.
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At its best, the labor movement hasn’t just fought for better wages. It’s fought to bring democracy to workplaces marked by despotism.
Recently, Chicago city councillor Carlos Rosa’s socialist politics cost him in the halls of power. He speaks to Jacobin about why he refuses to “throw a movement under the bus.”
The American pension crisis helps corporations maintain a precarious, easily exploitable workforce.
Thirty-nine years ago today, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while giving mass. His killers have never been brought to justice.
On December 11, 1981, El Salvador’s US-backed soldiers carried out one of the worst massacres in the history of the Americas at El Mozote.
The Chicago Teachers Union is confronting Chicago’s elite. Let’s hope their model of unionism spreads further.
The Podesta emails show that Democratic power brokers won’t reward labor’s unwavering loyalty or record contributions.
The implosion of Trump’s campaign should give lesser-evil Clinton supporters space to criticize her policies. Why are they still silent?
Ahead of the Chicago teachers strike, we’re reprinting Class Action: An Activist Teacher’s Handbook — but only with your help.
The Chicago Teachers Union is going on strike tomorrow — and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
With an authorization vote of 96 percent, the Chicago Teachers Union has signaled unequivocally that it’s ready to strike again.