Assembly Required

Back to No Future

Jun 18

What use is playing the long game when the arc of the universe feels so frighteningly short?

The Strike That Didn’t Change New York

Apr 21

The Chicago teachers’ strike was a victory for workers around the country. But how do we move from homegrown resistance to a national movement that could ignite a shift in public policy?

Fellow Travelers

Apr 21

It’s impossible to deny that institutionally the socialist left is in disarray.

Honduran Labyrinth

Apr 21

In a leftward-moving region, the iron fist of Honduras’ Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo makes him Obama’s sort of "democrat."

When the Union’s the Boss

Apr 21

While some level of personal sacrifice on the part of union organizers is inevitable, that can’t justify rendering them powerless over their own workplace conditions.

The Industrial Classroom

Apr 21

  • Shawn Gude

In resisting standardized testing, today’s teachers are part of a rich tradition of struggle against dehumanization in the workplace.

A Day Without Care

Apr 21

What does it mean to strike when “production” isn’t the production of widgets, but care for children, the ill, disabled, or elderly?

They Shoot Oscars, Don’t They?

Apr 21

The Oscar ceremony has finally acquired an ideal twenty-first century host in the smirking, tap-dancing, bland-faced Seth MacFarlane.

Whores’ Glory

Apr 21

The reaction to a new film about sex workers tells us more about liberal reviewers than the workers themselves.

The Last Lost Cause

Apr 21

Was the mid-century dominance of southern Democrats essential to the defeat of Hitler and the triumph of American democracy?

Against the Law

Apr 21

By organizing based on international law, the struggle for Palestinian liberation has been transformed into a question of rights.

The Oslo Illusion

Apr 21

The Oslo Accords weren’t a failure for Israel — they served as a fig leaf to consolidate and deepen its control over Palestinian life.

The Problem of Sex

Apr 20

Without radical change, disquiet finds other outlets. Dystopic visions have replaced Shulamith Firestone and Adrienne Rich’s utopian ones.

Truth Told Through Lies

Apr 20

Zero Dark Thirty is a film that didn’t need to be made — it strives for realism, but ends up rehashing Bush-era tropes about the ‘war on terror.’