Free Spaces Can Help Us Fight Trumpism

Occupy Wall Street Protesters prepare for the one year anniversary of the movement in Zuccotti Park. (Shutterstock / gabriel12) In the 1980 election, Jimmy Carter carried West Virginia against Ronald Reagan—one of six states that went Democratic in the Republican landslide. This year, the state voted 69...

The housing crisis has cost us lives now in Oakland

Oakland has long been a haven for artists. In the past decade, many middle-class families and even white-collar professionals have joined the exodus to Oakland to escape ever-increasing San Francisco rents. As a creative response to this housing crisis, it has become common for artists, young techies and...

Guns, Grenades, and Facebook

The new issue of Jacobin is out now. To mark its release, we’re offering discounted introductory subscriptions. The confrontation seemed imminent. The governor of North Dakota and the Army Corps of Engineers had both issued orders to close down Sacred Stone Camp, the main protest encampment near the...

Review: Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Howard S. Schwartz’s latest book, Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order, offers a bird’s eye view of the catastrophic power of political correctness and a thorough psychoanalytic explanation for what continues to foster politically correct movements in the...

Reflecting on five years since the Occupy movement

Listen Story audio 15min 18sec It was five years ago this fall that the Occupy Wall Street movement first came to wide attention. The movement varies in focus from place to place. It has fought for social and economic justice and for new forms of democracy. On Wednesday, north...

Ted Rall’s Bernie Bio Has Extra Relevance in the Wake of the Democrats’ Presidential Defeat

Ted Rall (Seven Stories)US: Jan 2016 Amazon Months after Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, and weeks after Republican nominee Donald Trump’s shocking victory, you might be tempted to pass up a biography of Sanders. Whether it’s the crushed humanity in you...

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