Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives in the Midterms
New poverty data reveals the effectiveness of pandemic aid programs that are now expired. For poor Americans, building on that success is a matter of life and death.
One Million COVID-19 Deaths Is a Searing Indictment of Inequality in America
It was poverty that made the pandemic so deadly. We shouldn’t compound the tragedy of 1 million COVID-19 deaths by letting it continue.
Desmond Tutu Spoke Truth in the Face of Oppression
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Phyllis Bennis discuss the life and legacy of the South African archbishop.
Congress Approved $778 Billion for the Pentagon. That Means We Can Afford Build Back Better.
Some senators say Biden’s social and climate bill costs too much, but comparing it to the military spending plan they just passed suggests otherwise.
Creating a Powerful, Broad-Based Moral Movement
Today’s voting rights and economic justice advocates must apply two key lessons from the courageous activists of a half-century ago.
9/11 at 20: Our Moral Obligation After Two Decades of War
First, Washington needs to stop killing people. Next, we have to challenge our nation’s assumptions and priorities.
Police and Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home
From Kabul to Atlanta and Baghdad to Minneapolis, we need to end systemic racism and the militarism that makes it even deadlier.
To Fight This Pandemic, We Need to Take Over the Military’s Resources
Instead of asking the military to take control, the civilian government and public health experts must take over the vast medical resources the military controls and direct them to civilian use.
Hold Democrats to Their Word on War Spending
We’ve debated the costs and benefits of health, environment, and education policy. Let’s do the same for the wars and weapons that take millions of lives.
The Racist History of Tipping
This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage across the country to $15 an hour by 2024.
Trump Wants to Give 62 cents of Every Dollar to the Military — That’s Immoral
A budget shows our values more clearly than any tweet, campaign speech, or political slogan.
If America can find $716bn for the military, it can fund the Green New Deal
If we redirected the trillions spent on fruitless wars, funding Medicare for All and a Green New Deal is perfectly realistic
We Welcome Asylum Seekers and Defend Their Rights
An open letter from over one hundred artists, activists, scholars, and writers
Marc Lamont Hill Was Arguing for the Rights of Humans, Not of States
The important demand that CNN rehire Hill has obscured much of the actual content of his speech.
We Have Movement Work To Do
If more registered voters—more young people, more people of color, more poor people, more women, more immigrants and students and workers and activists—had voted, things might be just a bit better. That’s our real challenge.
In Response to Pittsburgh, We Must Come Together as One
We stand with the victims of every white-supremacist and racist and anti-Semitic assault back through history.
If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, We Need to Mobilize Like Never Before
His record indicates that he would stonewall movements against poverty, militarism, and racism for a generation.
Trump’s War On the Poor Has Just Begun
Anti-poverty programs are quickly becoming less accessible as the Trump administration claims the “War on Poverty” is “largely over and a success.”
The Best Way to Honor Our Vets and Protect Americans? End the Wars
Soldiers, civilians, and the 140 million Americans who are poor or low-income pay the price for our never-ending wars.