U.S. Politics

Defund The Police Movement Gains Momentum As Police Killings Continue

Defund The Police Movement Gains Momentum As Police Killings Continue

June 16, 2020

Across the country, activists are demanding investments in social programs and education instead of militarized police.

Civil Rights Activist Annie Chambers Is Marching Again Against Police Brutality

Civil Rights Activist Annie Chambers Is Marching Again Against Police Brutality

June 16, 2020

Reverend Annie Chambers marched for civil rights throughout the 60s. Now she’s marching again with the movement demanding justice for George Floyd.

Climate Crisis: Trump's Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

Climate Crisis: Trump’s Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

June 16, 2020

Under the cover of COVID-19 and protests, Trump hacks away at bedrock environmental law. Plus, a Democratic Party committee lays out its climate platform, wildfires erupt in California, and climate chaos engulfs Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

Activists Paint 'Defund Police' In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

June 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter activists are demanding Baltimore cut half its police budget to fund schools and violence prevention programs.

Voters wait in long lines, at times in the rain, at New Beginnings Full Gospel Church on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The lines were taking more than three and a half hours. This polling location opened at 7 a.m. with only one machine of the four available working and had two of the four working at 4:30 p.m. and were not providing provisional ballots.

Georgia’s Elections Were A Voter Suppression Horror Show

June 12, 2020

Georgia’s primary election could be a warning for what’s to come when Americans head to the polls in November.

This is Not a Drill: Rebellions, Repression, and Elections

June 10, 2020

The explosion of the largest urban rebellions in the US since the 1960s has sharpened the political and economic crises that were already unfolding. In the backdrop of all of these overlapping crises, November’s election looms large, as Trump’s promised escalation of state violence and his drumming up of authoritarian sentiments puts the high stakes…

Trump Creates Chaos By Using The Military To Respond To Racial And Economic Injustice

Trump Creates Chaos By Using The Military To Respond To Racial And Economic Injustice

June 9, 2020

Nation contributor Sasha Abramsky thinks the wheels might be coming off, and discusses his articles “Where Does America Go From Here” and “Trump is Framing US Residents as Enemies to be Met by Force.”

Protests Are Layered—Follow the Money

Protests Are Layered—Follow the Money

June 8, 2020

Professor and hip hop historian Davey D analyzes why some protesters get called heroes and some get shot with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Agents Provocateurs Are Still A Real Threat To Our Movements

Agents Provocateurs Are Still A Real Threat To Our Movements

June 8, 2020

‘Outside agitators’ aren’t the cause of last week’s protests, but they are one of the forces that threaten to derail movements.

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, and California's Environmental Racism

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California’s Environmental Racism

June 6, 2020

This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.