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We’re Leveling Up

We’re ramping up our coverage on a host of important issues. Welcome new columnists Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Liza Featherstone.

In Defense of the Rank-and-File Strategy

Unions are schools of workers’ struggle — that’s why socialists talk so much about them. But they’re also contradictory institutions that often become complacent and bureaucratic. That’s why the rank-and-file strategy is so important.

Tiffany Cabán, a Socialist in the District Attorney’s Office

Socialists keep winning elections. The latest: Tiffany Cabán, who won the Queens, New York, district attorney race last night. She will soon have the opportunity to radically overhaul the criminal justice system by ending cash bail, halting prosecution of crimes of poverty, decriminalizing sex work, and more.

We Won’t Load Your Ships of Death

Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen relies on lucrative weapons deals with the West. But the arms shipments can’t happen if dockers refuse to load the ships — and in France and Italy, they’ve already taken strike action to stop the Saudi war machine.

Against Twenty-First-Century Race Science

Scientists claim they can solve racial inequalities in health care through genetics. It's a wrongheaded and dangerous approach: Reading race into our DNA will only make racism into scientific doctrine.