The Chicago teachers’ strike is about who will shape Chicago: billionaires who buy politicians to privatize schools, or working-class communities who want affordable housing, decent jobs, good schools, and justice. Here are some of the private equity barons and luxury developers in Chicago whom the teachers are up against.
Derek Seidman is a power researcher and historian who lives in Buffalo, New York. He works as a research analyst for the Public Accountability Initiative and littlesis.org.
Fifty years ago today, the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam protests swept the entire United States and showed that the antiwar movement was undeniably mainstream. Soldiers who had fought in Vietnam weren’t pitted against that movement — in fact, many were actually part of it.
A look at the radical Vietnam-era research collective that exposed US companies profiteering off the war.
It’s not just the Koch brothers: a state by state look at the forces driving school privatization.
How a group of researchers helped strengthen and scale up the anti–Vietnam War movement.
How SNCC’s research department helped civil rights organizers fight Jim Crow.
Trump’s pick for attorney general has close ties to the worst of the Islamophobic far right.
In 1996, thousands of trade unionists and activists decided to build an independent party. Why did the effort fail?
It’s about more than fast-food workers. Fight for 15 is taking on an economic model built off poverty wages.