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Why the New York Times Needs to be Held Accountable

Former Times public editor Margaret Sullivan discusses why we need local journalism and why the major newspapers should be carefully watched over and criticized by the public.

The Entirely Predictable Collapse of FTX Exposes the Failures of Regulators and Journalists

The most ‘respectable’ of the crypto billionaires was just another fraudster. When will journalists stop hyping this industry? When will regulators protect consumers from getting ripped off by the next Ponzi scheme?

A YIMBY and a “Left NIMBY” Duke it Out

A conversation with housing activist Darrell Owens of CA YIMBY reveals that the terms NIMBY and YIMBY might not mean what you think.

The War on Palestine

Historian Rashid Khalidi explains why the Israel-Palestine conflict is best understood as a war on Palestine.

Why Children Make Such Good Philosophers

Children often ask profound questions about justice, truth, fairness, and why the world is the way it is. Caregivers ought to engage with children in these conversations.

How Do We Overcome Capitalism?

Tom Wetzel explains what a planned socialist economy would look like and the strategy we need to make socialism a reality.

Robin D.G. Kelley on the Importance of Utopian Visions for Social Movements

The Black radical tradition reminds us that leftist struggle is just as much about imagining the world we want to create as critiquing the conditions of our oppression.

What Policing Looks Like from the Inside

Law professor Rosa Brooks became a reserve police officer and witnessed firsthand the systemic problems with policing.

How Media Copaganda Hides the Truth about the US Punishment Bureaucracy

The media’s narrow focus on certain crimes obscures the horrors of the legal punishment system and deflects our attention away from the most impactful crimes, those of the rich and powerful.

Debunking the Myths of Green Capitalism

Adrienne Buller discusses how green capitalism offers appealing yet fake solutions to the climate crisis, and why we can’t put a market value on whales.

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