Practically everything TikTok critics and China hawks say about the country’s data collection applies to the United States and its tech firms, too. We should be finding ways to protect privacy and free speech from governments and corporations everywhere — including our own.
Susan Rice is reportedly one of Joe Biden’s two vice presidential finalists. She also had millions invested in fossil fuels and energy companies as recently as 2015.
Cori Bush, the Ferguson activist and nurse running for Congress in St Louis, caused a political earthquake this week, unseating a powerful centrist incumbent. Yesterday, she sat down with Jacobin to talk about how she took on the political establishment’s big money and won.
The federal relief measures Congress passed this spring were already inadequate. Now they’ve lapsed and millions are facing financial ruin. Here’s a breakdown of what those bills actually did, who benefited, and what we need to do now.
For over two decades, Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in the Turkish prison on İmralı Island. In this op-ed for Jacobin, he calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds and cultural traditions.
Political organizing is hard — political education shouldn’t have to be. We’re now offering our ABCs of Capitalism series as free ebooks.
I’m an educator and parent of a seven-year-old who loves school. It’s devastating to keep her home in the fall — but it’s the only way to keep her and her classmates healthy. We shouldn’t have to fight this hard to ensure all schools go remote and all students and teachers stay safe.
The Right couches their arguments about not wearing face masks or reopening their local Baskin Robbins in the language of “freedom.” We have to take that language of freedom back, making the case that real freedom means the ability to democratically decide, together, how to protect everyone from hunger, homelessness, and sickness.
In the past week, two separate and very painful videos have circulated showing Donald Trump and Joe Biden the presidential nominees of the two major US political parties in action. Watching them, there’s only one conclusion we can reach: we’re so screwed.
The epicenter of Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak is, predictably, aged-care homes, where years of marketization have led to an industry based on low wages, understaffing, and cost cutting. Amid the tragedy taking place in aged care, we need to call for an overhaul of the entire for-profit system.
Longtime social movements scholar Frances Fox Piven on organizing the unemployed under coronavirus, where the Bernie Sanders movement goes from here, and why breaking rules and disrupting business as usual are central to making social change.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing to kick military recruiters out of high schools and off Twitch. And she’s right: the military’s recruitment strategy of preying on low-income and working-class students is grotesque.
Bill Clinton’s decision to disparage Kwame Toure, born Stokely Carmichael, at John Lewis’s funeral was a disgraceful attempt to drain the Civil Rights Movement of its radicalism and limit the horizons of political possibility today. But internationalism and black radicalism speak much more to the present moment than Clinton’s tired, centrist politics.
Amid this summer’s massive protests, Benyamin Netanyahu’s grip on Israel’s political consciousness began to crack for the first time in a decade. But repairing the damage he’s done to the country’s political landscape will take years.
Trump’s Labor Department is trying to help Big Oil prevent retirees’ money from flowing out of the fossil fuel industry and into environmentally sustainable investments. When it comes to climate change or anything else, corporate interests dominate the state.