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  • 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.



  • The Cities We Need (Editorial)

    Our cities are broken because affluent Americans have been segregating themselves from the poor, and our best hope for building a fairer, stronger nation is to break down those barriers.



  • Inequality and the Coronavirus

    by Liz Theoharis

    Here’s the simple truth of twenty-first-century America: all of us live in a time and in an economic system that values our lives relative to our ability to produce profits for the rich or in the context of the wealth we possess.


  • Has COVID-19 Revealed America's National Decay?

    by Donald J. Fraser

    Perhaps the threat we are facing from COVID-19 will provide an opportunity to create a more equal and just economy, one that is also in greater harmony with our natural world.