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Jacobin is a democratic socialist quarterly magazine based in New York offering American leftist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. Its paid print circulation is 40,000 and its website draws more than a million and a half views a month as of 2019.[2] Noam Chomsky has called the magazine "a bright light in dark times"Source
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Union Dues Are About Building Democratic, Self-Sustaining, Working-Class Organizations

Union Dues Are About Building Democratic, Self-Sustaining, Working-Class Organizations

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !As Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama cast their mail-in ballots in a potentially game-changing union certification vote, corporate management has been hitting them with a relentless barrage of anti-union propaganda.As other companies have done when trying to brainwash their employees into voting against unionization, Amazon is attempting to stoke fears about paying union dues. The company has launched...

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Social Housing Is Becoming a Mainstream Policy Goal in the US

Social Housing Is Becoming a Mainstream Policy Goal in the US

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !A bill introduced this month in California’s legislature would lay the foundation for publicly developed and owned housing for people of all incomes: social housing. If it passes, it will mark a monumental shift in the state’s housing system.This comes at a time when the housing market, dominated by private for-profit interests, has failed Californians. More than 2 million California households “little to no...

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Understanding the Right-Wing Political Ecosystem

Understanding the Right-Wing Political Ecosystem

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Despite liberal to the contrary, the right wing is not going anywhere after Trump’s loss and the January 6 Capitol riot. Instead, right-wing organizations will use the coming years to mobilize and radicalize while seeking to take advantage of divisions in the Republican party to change the US political landscape. Understanding the dynamic between the mainstream right and their more radical counterparts is vital to...

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Cut the Military Budget and Give Us $2,000 Checks With the Money

Cut the Military Budget and Give Us $2,000 Checks With the Money

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !with antiwar last week, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) were candid about the challenges in building congressional support for defunding the Pentagon. Lee and Pocan, cochairs of the new , led last year’s effort to boost social spending through a 10 percent reduction to the military . That , introduced by Pocan, failed (93-324), as did the mirroring introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders...

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It’s Looking Like the Department of Justice under Biden Will Have Major Influence from Corporate Law

It’s Looking Like the Department of Justice under Biden Will Have Major Influence from Corporate Law

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Interview byAlex N. PressAs the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Merrick Garland, Joe Biden’s choice for attorney general, get started this week, it’s worth scrutinizing Garland’s ties to the corporate sector. One of these connections comes in the form of Jamie Gorelick, a partner at the powerful law firm WilmerHale and a current board member at Amazon. While she isn’t likely to get a formal appointment in...

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Pete Buttigieg Is Bootleg Obama in the Worst Ways Possible

Pete Buttigieg Is Bootleg Obama in the Worst Ways Possible

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Review of Trust: America’s Best Chance, by Pete Buttigieg (Liveright, 2020).There’s a famous aphorism often attributed to Miles Davis which says that the notes you don’t play in jazz are more important than the ones you do. Much the same can be said of political memoirs and, indeed, most books written by politicians or professional apparatchiks, particularly if published during an election year: being a genre...

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The Australian Facebook News Ban Isn’t About Democracy — It’s a Battle Between Two Rival Monopolies

The Australian Facebook News Ban Isn’t About Democracy — It’s a Battle Between Two Rival Monopolies

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Last week, Facebook dramatically escalated the long-simmering feud between traditional media and big-tech barons. Australian Facebook users opening the platform on Thursday morning found they could no longer see or share any current-affairs content.The bans inadvertently swept up multiple government and nongovernment organizations in their net. The Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Council of Trade Unions...

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The Alabama Amazon Union Drive Could Be the Most Important Labor Fight in the South in Decades

The Alabama Amazon Union Drive Could Be the Most Important Labor Fight in the South in Decades

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Interview byAlex N. PressNearly six thousand Amazon warehouse workers in are currently voting on whether to unionize. The mail-in ballot process began on February 8, and ballots must be returned by March 29. The votes will be tallied the following day.It’s one of the most important union campaigns in the United States. A win in Bessemer would be a shot in the arm for organized labor: should these workers unionize...

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The Myth of Andrew Cuomo the Competent, Steady Statesman Is Finally Being Punctured

The Myth of Andrew Cuomo the Competent, Steady Statesman Is Finally Being Punctured

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Andrew Cuomo might be America’s most famous governor. Once the recipient of fawning press coverage from cable news networks, national magazines, and plenty of local outlets, he is the sort of self-aggrandizer who had the gall to publish a memoir about combating the pandemic . Almost a year ago, he rose to tremendous heights as tens of thousands of people died of coronavirus in his own state, his inept response...

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State Sen. Julia Salazar on How Socialist Legislators Are Standing Up to Andrew Cuomo

State Sen. Julia Salazar on How Socialist Legislators Are Standing Up to Andrew Cuomo

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Interview byHadas ThierIn 2019, Julia Salazar became the of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to serve in New York’s state legislature and also the youngest woman elected in the history of the New York State Senate. In 2020, she won the Democratic primary and reelection to State Senate District 18 in landslides., Senator Salazar has championed tenants’ rights, criminal justice reform, women’s rights, and...

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In Our Corona-Capitalist Dystopia, You Can Have Multiple Star Wars Helmets, But No Health Care

In Our Corona-Capitalist Dystopia, You Can Have Multiple Star Wars Helmets, But No Health Care

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Chatting recently with a Lebanese-Palestinian friend in Beirut, I confessed to him some of my online pandemic purchases made from the Oaxacan coastal , where I’ve been since the start of Mexico’s not-so-quarantine last March.I have, for example, acquired no fewer than three pairs of high heels, despite the fact that there is nowhere to wear high heels in Zipolite — and that I don’t wear high heels in the first...

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Joe Biden Spread COVID Misinformation in Last Night’s Town Hall. The Media Praised Him for It.

Joe Biden Spread COVID Misinformation in Last Night’s Town Hall. The Media Praised Him for It.

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Last night’s CNN town hall with Joe Biden had a number of notable moments: the president predicting the pandemic could subside by Christmas, offering to personally help a woman secure a vaccine for her son, or brusquely replying that he was “tired of talking about Donald Trump” — to name a few.But maybe the standout moment was Biden’s to a mother attending with her eight-year-old daughter, who asked Biden when her...

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Millions of Texans Are Freezing Right Now — Our Deregulated Electrical Grid Is to Blame

Millions of Texans Are Freezing Right Now — Our Deregulated Electrical Grid Is to Blame

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !The Alamo is under of snow. The daytime temperature for Austin is 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s 19 in Houston, 12 in Dallas, and 0 degrees in the panhandle. Texas, home to twenty-nine million Americans, is experiencing one of its coldest winters ever. Nearly unprecedented snow and ice have also created dangerous conditions on roads and have caused so far.And to make matters much worse, Texas’s electricity grid is...

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Joe Biden Spread COVID Misinformation in Last Night’s Town Hall. The Media Praised Him for It.

Joe Biden Spread COVID Misinformation in Last Night’s Town Hall. The Media Praised Him for It.

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Last night’s CNN town hall with Joe Biden had a number of notable moments: the president predicting the pandemic could subside by Christmas, offering to personally help a woman secure a vaccine for her son, or brusquely replying that he was “tired of talking about Donald Trump” — to name a few.But maybe the standout moment was Biden’s to a mother attending with her eight-year-old daughter, who asked Biden when her...

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Despite the Pandemic, Republicans Are Fighting Paid Sick Leave All Over the Country

Despite the Pandemic, Republicans Are Fighting Paid Sick Leave All Over the Country

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Pennsylvania state Rep. Seth Grove introduced legislation  to block cities and municipalities from imposing paid sick leave requirements on businesses, even as COVID-19 cases are raging throughout his state and the country. Last week, local news media  that the Republican lawmaker was now quarantining after exhibiting coronavirus symptoms and awaiting test results.Grove’s preemption bill is the latest salvo in an...

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Joe Biden’s Climate Policies Are a Step Back From “Death Wish.” But We Need More Than That.

Joe Biden’s Climate Policies Are a Step Back From “Death Wish.” But We Need More Than That.

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Interview byLuke SavageOn January 21, Joe Biden recommitting the United States to the Paris climate agreement and rescinding the construction permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, moves that have been heralded throughout the media as the beginning of a new era for climate policy in the United States. But what are the real prospects for the transformative policies actually needed to combat climate change in the years...

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It Would Be Great if the United States Was Actually a Democracy

It Would Be Great if the United States Was Actually a Democracy

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Interview byChris MaisanoThe turbulent end of Donald Trump’s administration only reinforced something we’ve known for some time: the American political system is deep in crisis. While most of the country was horrified by the events of January 6, when Trump’s most committed followers stormed the US Capitol in a failed attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, a substantial faction of the...

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The Left Has Slightly Loosened the Cold Grip of Austerity Under President Biden

The Left Has Slightly Loosened the Cold Grip of Austerity Under President Biden

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !If you have not been pleasantly surprised by the opening moves of the Biden administration, you should be, at least a little bit. One of the most promising areas has been fiscal policy, given the tilt of the incoming Council of Economic Advisers. After all, two of the three nominees to the council, Heather Boushey and Jared Bernstein, have institutional roots in , economics-wise. The third, professor Cecilia Rouse...

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New Polling Shows That Millions of Americans Really Hate Wall Street

New Polling Shows That Millions of Americans Really Hate Wall Street

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !A few days ago, as the institutions of Wall Street swatted away rogue stock traders, none other than Ted Cruz decided to try and get in on the action. “Today’s Democrat Party,” the Texas Republican, “is the party of Wall Street, Big Tech, and Hollywood and they’ve turned their back on working men and women.”The remark was a textbook case of conservative pseudo-populism, lumping together economics and culture and...

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The Birth of the Labour Party Has Many Lessons for Socialists Today

The Birth of the Labour Party Has Many Lessons for Socialists Today

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !Bad things happen when workers lack political representation.A major reason why the US welfare state is so meager, its union movement so frail, and its working class so divided is that the United States is the only advanced capitalist democracy where parties of big business have always monopolized the political arena. The morbid symptoms of this impasse are everywhere today, from the rise of Trumpism, to the...

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The Chicago Teachers Union’s Karen Lewis Dared Us to Believe We Could Win

The Chicago Teachers Union’s Karen Lewis Dared Us to Believe We Could Win

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” is out now. We discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the Biden administration. !To paraphrase Fred Hampton, Karen Lewis dared us to struggle — and dared us to win.The death of Lewis, the former president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) who helped spark the ongoing teachers’ strike wave throughout the country, was announced today at the age of sixty-seven. Lewis was a black chemistry teacher from the South Side of Chicago. She was elected CTU president in 2010 as part of the leadership...

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It Was All Worth It to Hear Bernie Say Five Years Ago, “Henry Kissinger Is Not My Friend”

It Was All Worth It to Hear Bernie Say Five Years Ago, “Henry Kissinger Is Not My Friend”

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” will be out soon. We’ll discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the incoming Biden administration. !Every day, I take a peek at Facebook’s “Memories” function that takes you back to whatever you posted one or three or ten years ago today. Each time, I brace myself for whatever wild ride down memory lane will ensue: smiling photos with an ex on a sunny vacation, embarrassing old statuses quoting indie band lyrics, bafflingly opaque and melodramatic teenage references to . . . what, it’s often...

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The Biden Era Is Witnessing a Return of the Military-Industrial Complex

The Biden Era Is Witnessing a Return of the Military-Industrial Complex

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” will be out soon. We’ll discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the incoming Biden administration. !The promise of a “return to normal” under Joe Biden always meant two possibilities. It could mean a hard break from the obscene, in-your-face corruption and self-dealing that defined Donald Trump’s presidency. Or it could mean going back to the kind of run-of-the-mill, revolving-door Washington corruption that Trump had pledged to clean up, but ended up wallowing in.According to a  by the Revolving...

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It’s Long Past Time to Abolish the Filibuster

It’s Long Past Time to Abolish the Filibuster

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” will be out soon. We’ll discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the incoming Biden administration. !The popular image of a “filibuster” looks something like the marathon monologue delivered by Jimmy Stewart’s character in Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Bernie Sanders played to that image in 2012 when he an eight-hour speech denouncing a deal that extended George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy. The stemwinder helped make Bernie a progressive hero and laid the basis for his two presidential...

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Delete Your Fake Account

Delete Your Fake Account

Our new issue, “Biden Our Time,” will be out soon. We’ll discuss the last four chaotic years of US politics, what happened in November, and what to expect from the incoming Biden administration. !Review of , by Lauren Oyler (Catapult, 2021).Last year, in the midst of a particularly harrowing time in my personal life, I booked a sixty-minute appointment at a “modern float therapy studio.” “Float therapy” is a form of prolonged sensory deprivation, in which you place your body in a sealed, dark, noiseless tank that contains a shallow pool of saltwater, perfectly calibrated to be the same...

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