Why is it solely women’s job to fix our sexism problem?

By Michelle Kern From #MeToo to #TimesUp, women are banding together to help fight structural sexual bias and abuses in their workplaces—but many are asking, why is this solely women’s job to fix? By now, many have heard the slogan of the #MeToo movement, founded ten years ago by activist Tarana Burke to share the common experience of sexual harassment…

The tax plan moms need

By MARTHA BURK During his speech announcing that the U.S. is ditching the Paris climate accords, President Trump took a strange detour to declare “our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it’s doing very well. I think a lot of people will be very pleasantly surprised.” He was right about the…

The Unexpected Afterlife of American Communism

By Sarah Jaffe Published by the New York Times • JUNE 6, 2017 The Communist, in the American imagination, has always been the ultimate outside agitator. No matter how homegrown a resistance movement was, or how local the organizers were, the first response from those facing protest has always been to blame an outsider. This was…

Service workers win battle over scheduling

“Since they don’t want to come to the table, we took it upon ourselves to bring our own table,” Papa John’s Pizza worker and Fight for 15 leader Shantel Walker told Peoples World. “Many domestic workers are immigrants who don’t know their rights … but don’t feel they have the right to speak up, because they live in fear,” said domestic worker Daniela Contreras of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “We must build organizations that make it possible for us to come together and organize to have our human and working needs met.”