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The New Anthony Bourdain Documentary Opens Up an Ethical Can of Worms

From staging its emotional finale to deploying AI-generated simulations of Anthony Bourdain’s voice, Roadrunner’s director has undercut the reliability of the entire project. Roadrunner traps Anthony ...

Kshama Sawant: Why I Signed the Petition for My Own Recall

Since the moment that socialist Kshama Sawant was elected to the Seattle City Council, the rich, the Right, and the Democratic establishment have tried to destroy ...

The UK’s Parliament Is Full of Landlords

No less than 115 UK members of parliament — 90 of them Tories — are landlords. The housing crisis won’t be solved until that changes. Prime ...

Why Cornel West Still Has Hope — 2021 Interview

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Alabama Amazon Workers Are Likely Getting a Second Shot at a Union

A federal official has recommended that the results of the union election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse be thrown out and a second election be held, ...

Democrats Took Big Real Estate Money, Then Let the Eviction Ban Expire

Just before failing in their “relentless campaign” to extend a desperately needed eviction moratorium, House Democrats’ super PAC received a million dollars from a real estate ...

Joe Biden Is Blatantly Ignoring An Easy Climate Victory

Joe Biden could easily deal a blow to climate change by divesting the federal employee pension fund — the largest of its kind in the world ...

Falling in Love on a PATCO Picket Line

Where better to find the love of your life than on a picket line for the heartbreaking 1981 PATCO strike? Union members participate in Solidarity Day, ...

The Democrats’ Eviction Moratorium Failure Is Unforgivable

Despite a monthlong national countdown to its expiration, the White House and Congress failed to even try to extend the eviction moratorium until the last minute. ...

The Legacy of the Crushed 1981 PATCO Strike

Forty years ago today, 13,000 air traffic controllers went on strike. President Ronald Reagan would soon crush that strike — leading to devastating consequences for organized ...

Fassbinder and the Red Army Faction

As his fellow West German radicals began to embrace ultraleft violence in the 1970s, legendary filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder decided to celebrate another path for emancipation: ...

Anthem of the Commoners

Pulp’s 1995 hit “Common People” isn’t just a Britpop classic — it’s a more honest and brutal analysis of class than you’ll hear in the media ...

China’s Slacker Superstar

From America’s Kurt Cobain to China’s Lelush, pop stars earn their adoration not only from performing but from refusing to perform. Sorry, this articles is available ...

When Our Homes Went Miami Vice

As the Reagan era kicked into overdrive, Americans abandoned earthy and organic home decor to turn their residences into cold, sleek totems to upper-class aspiration. Sorry, ...

Blue-Collar Jocks

In the 1970s, sports movies were funny, bitter comedies about working-class jocks taking aim at both the front office and the rich. Sorry, this articles is ...

Labor’s Long March

The question is no longer whether the working class matters, but how it can fight back. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click here ...

Why Line Cooks Like Me Aren’t Going Back

If an extra $300 a week in unemployment is enough to keep us out of kitchens, it should tell you something about our lives. Sorry, this ...

My Life as an Amazon Warehouse Worker

I started working at Amazon during the pandemic. I wanted to organize my workplace, but at the end of a long day, everyone just wanted to ...

We Went to Work. The Next Day, the World Shut Down.

While millions of Americans worked remotely during the COVID pandemic, millions more either showed up to a deadly job site or were thrown into unemployment. What ...

How China Avoided a Soviet-Style Collapse

What have three decades of market reforms meant for the world’s largest working class? Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click here to subscribe.

Dentists of the World, Unite?

The middle class isn’t going away — and we’re not sure they’ll help us. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click here to subscribe.

The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropist

Robert Tressell was a great writer whose class position meant he died without knowing the appreciation of his work. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber ...

The Return of the Company Town

The Second Gilded Age is starting to look more and more like the first. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click here to subscribe.

The Problem Isn’t Classism, It’s Class

Under capitalism, prejudice against workers is common. But it only adds insult to a deeper, more profound injury. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. ...

Workers Didn’t Bring Us Fascism

From Berlin to the Ruhr, the organized working class resisted Hitler’s reactionary appeals. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click here to subscribe.

White-Collar Media

For most of the news media, the life and struggles of the majority class just aren’t newsworthy. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click ...

The Life of a Worker in Shenzhen

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