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A Black Agrarian Collective is Working To Build a Self-Sufficient Community

The Maryland-based initiative targets people who have historically helped to build the wealth of this society but had no real participation in that wealth.

A Minnesota Cooperative Shares the Wealth While Advancing a Clean Energy Future

Shared ownership is crucial for building the power of communities that have long had their wealth extracted by others.

The Federal Government Owns 92% of Student Debt. Will Biden Wipe It Out?

Lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.

After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for COVID Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.

Unleashing the Power of Poor Voters in a Black Milwaukee Neighborhood

A new film follows community organizer facing multiple challenges to voter mobilization, including skepticism about whether elites have rigged our political system.

Reimagining School Safety

A look at the dangers posed to students by law enforcement and how to invest in real school safety for our nation’s children.

Spending More on the Military Means Lining the Pockets of Top Defense Industry Executives

Until we address the Pentagon’s revolving door, private corporate interests are always going to be put ahead of public well-being and care.

Reimagining School Safety Resolution Toolkit

Real school safety means divesting from school resource officers and investing in restorative practices, social development, health, and counseling.

Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

Many school districts are deciding that police in classrooms cause more problems than they solve.

Military Recruiters Don’t Belong in High Schools

Military recruiters deliberately exploit the financial and social insecurities of teenagers to enlist more soldiers.

At a Time of a Global Crises, the United States Is Weaponizing Its Humanitarian Aid

The US should prioritize humanitarian aid over military aid. The former makes for a safer future for all, while the latter makes the world more volatile.

Decriminalize Fare Evasion

You don’t go to jail for missing a highway toll. It shouldn’t be any different for fare evasion on public transportation.

How $9.3 Billion Funds Coronavirus Outbreaks in Federal Prisons

Why are we spending billions on a system set up only to amplify harm, especially in the context of a global public health crisis?

Police Kneeled With Me, Then They Drew Their Guns

“No mainstream media covered the abuse we experienced that night, but the mayor taking a knee went viral.”

If Money Is Tight, Climate Change Is Your Issue

40 percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and more emergencies are coming.

Teenagers Are Changing The World. Let Them Vote.

Young activists are leading global struggles over climate change and civil rights. They deserve to have a say in who runs their government.

Even Alongside Impeachment, AOC’s Plan to Eradicate Poverty Should Be Headline News

While Trump’s potential impeachment dominates news feeds, let’s not lose sight of the deep policy changes needed to make this country work for all of us.

This Labor Day, We Need Real Plans to Build Worker Power

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have far-reaching proposals to give workers something even more important than money: power.

US Jews on Trump’s Camps: ‘Never again’

I’m not saying the events of the Holocaust are repeating themselves right now. I’m saying that, as a Jew, I carry with me the memory of what can happen when everyday people allow our leaders to scapegoat an entire community.

What ‘Abolish Ice’ Really Means

It’s about asking whether we need an immigration system that terrorizes the least dangerous people in this country.