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Alexandria vs. Goliath
John Tarleton & Lydia McMullen-Laird
Government for Sale : The real estate industry is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s number one backer and it is getting its money’s worth.
Why the State Senate Matters
Over Half a Million Dollars from Trump-Related Donors Has Flowed to Andrew Cuomo
As Developers Blackball Unions, #CountMeIn Breeds Solidarity
Rats in the Hallway : Working-class women of color and young white socialists join forces against a private equity slumlord.
For The Birds : An Uptown art project highlights the perils of climate change.
Gearing Up for a Green New Deal : Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the plan to change everything.
Six Months on, Many of Hurricane Maria’s Refugees Still Have No Place to Go
The Trump Administration is Dismantling the Refugee Resettlement System
Saudi Inc: The US’s Controversial Ally Is Buying Up America
You’ve Got Mail : After Supreme Court ruling, union members are receiving ‘stomach-turning’ messages from right-wing groups.
Illustration by Daniel Fisher.
Life After Deportation : Their father was returned to Haiti. Now what?
Rojava, a Socialist-Feminist Bastion in Syria, is Under Siege
In Palestine, Go to Hospital, Go to Jail
The Ghost of Maurice Audin : After decades, French authorities admit to the torture and execution of a young activist in Algeria. But the mystery is far from solved.
Youcef Oussama Bounab
Mexico’s AMLO Bucks The Right Wing Trend, But Will He Buck The System?
Jair Bolsonaro, the Trump of the Tropics, Prepares to Take Power in Brazil
Dawn of the Yellow Vests
We Will Be Heard: #MeToo After Kavanaugh
Linda Martín Alcoff
Fear of a Black Planet
It’s The Other Way Around Central American immigrants aren’t invading us. We invaded them.
What Our Drivers Need : The leader of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance weighs in on the crisis afflicting ride-for-hire employees.
Building The City We Need
The Long Game: What The Left Can Learn From The GOP’s Rise To Power
Why Old, Rich, White Guys Are So Pathologically F’d Up : And other musings from our advice columnist.
Reverend Billy Talen
Zephyr Teachout. Credit: Elia Gran.
Zephyr Teachout: ‘The Wrong People Are in Jail Right Now’
Judah Friedlander: World Champion
Raiders of the Lost Art : Intricate works of art produced by Guantánamo detainees have been allowed to trickle out of the prison camp for years. The Trump administration has other plans in mind.
Meet Marty Stolar, a Lawyer Who Carries Protests into the Courtroom
Brother of Douglas Schifter, Livery Driver Who Took His Own Life in Protest at City Hall, Speaks Out
Alsarah: The Sounds We Smuggle Inside Us
Shea Diamond Speaks Her Truth
Camille May Baker
Truth, Lies, Wrestling and the American Way
Class Struggles :For CUNY’s working-class and immigrant students, making their way through college often means navigating challenges that extend well beyond the classroom.
Mohammed Kabir | Anthony Pascual | Cheyenne Short
A Teacher’s Education
Vallery Lomas is Sweeping Up the Crumbs : Meet the most talented baker you’ve never heard of. And try her recipe for pumpkin chocolate swirl bread.
Unfriending Mark Zuckerberg
The MTA Website Leaks Private User Data Due to Basic Technical Flaw
The DIY Gaming Revolution
Bargaining with Robots
The People’s P.I. : Manuel Gomez is using the skills he picked up as a Bronx cop to get the wrongly accused out of jail.
Why Is The Brooklyn DA Still Keeping John Giuca Behind Bars?
After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free?
Rumblings in the Belly of the Beast : Prisoners in multiple states carried out a prison strike.
Australia’s #MeToo Punks
Why Reds Were Better in Bed
Laboring in Vain : The history and the nature of work are put under the microscope in two books 2018 must-reads.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
When Karl Marx Was Young And Dashing
Capitalism for the People?
Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’: A Call to Challenge American Despotism
Coming Out On the Field: ‘Mario’ Confronts Taboo in Men’s Sports
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