Articles by Current Affairs

Exposing the Dark Side of the Fashion Industry

Journalist Alyssa Hardy on how we can appreciate and enjoy clothes while still being determined to change the ways they are made and marketed.

Exposing the Many Layers of Injustice In the US Criminal Punishment System

From the unmatched power of prosecutors to the political corruption of judges, our criminal punishment system is rife with injustice.

How Grace Meng is Trying To End Period Poverty Through the “Menstrual Equity for All” Act

The New York congresswoman explains why universal free access to menstrual products is critical for health justice.

What The World Looks Like to the Super-Wealthy

Michael Mechanic, who has studied the lives of the super-rich, talks about strange bubble inhabited by the 1%.

How Labor Movement Can Win at the Bargaining Table

Two leading experts explain how unions can fight back against dirty tricks by management.

How Privatization Robs Us of Our Most Precious Assets

Journalist Donald Cohen on how turning public goods over to private companies is a terrible idea that causes us to have to pay for things we already own.

How the US Fueled the Spread of Islamophobia Around the World

Khaled Beydoun explains how Islamophobia in many parts of the world was worsened by the U.S. “war on terror.”

Lessons in Organizing from The Young Lords

Historian of social movements Johanna Fernández explains what we can learn from the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party.

Nomi Prins Explains the Difference Between the Market and the Economy

The financial expert and author of “Permanent Distortion” gives insight into the real ways that money moves.

A Contentious Encounter With the Architect of the Right’s Attack on ‘Critical Race Theory’

Christopher Rufo and Current Affairs editor in chief Nathan J. Robinson clash over whether there is a pernicious leftist “American cultural revolution.”

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