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  • Martin Luther King’s Giant Triplets of Injustice

    by Andrew Bacevich

    Without addressing the fundamental evils of economic inequality and militarism American society will continue to fail to realize the promise of racial equality, as Martin Luther King warned in his 1967 speech at Riverside Church. 


  • The Great Upheaval of 1877 Sheds Light on Today’s Protests

    by Richard Schneirov

    1877 saw a wave of mass protests and strikes by the urban poor of multiple ethnicities, violent repression by the forces of law and order, and a news media that focused on sensational instances of looting and property damage while ignoring the protesters' complaints about inequality during a brutal economic downturn.



  • It Didn’t Have to Be Like This

    The New Deal, per historian Eric Rauchway, illustrates the relationship between the American economy and American democracy.



  • How Do We Change America?

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    The quest to transform this country cannot be limited to challenging its brutal police if the roots of oppression and inequality that constitute what many activists refer to as “racial capitalism” are left in place.



  • Why This Started in Minneapolis

    There’s a dissonance, locals say, between Minneapolis' progressive rhetoric and the reality of how people of different races experience completely different cities. Read how history professor William D. Green and others have experienced these divides, and how they propose to bridge them.



  • Organizing the Rich or the Poor?

    by Liz Theoharis

    Instead of looking to national leaders or the rich, a 1968 incident should remind us to recognize the need to organize the political power of the poor for self-determination.



  • Poor Neighborhoods Are Only Getting Poorer

    What new research shows is that number of poor neighborhoods in metropolitan areas has actually doubled from 1980 — and most existing low-income areas only fell deeper into poverty.



  • The Minneapolis Uprising in Context

    by Elizabeth Hinton

    It's necessary to understand anti-police rebellion as a form of political protest among people without the resources to express discontent in more socially accepted ways. 



  • The Lessons of the Great Depression

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    The larger lesson the New Deal offers is that recovery is a complex and painful process that requires the participation of many, not directives from a few. And that, ultimately, we’re all in this together.



  • The ‘American Way of Life’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Battleground

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    The median wealth of a U.S. senator was $3.2 million as of 2018, and $900,000 for a member of the House of Representatives. These elected officials voted for one-time stimulus checks of $1,200 as if that was enough.