Subject: Protests & Social Movements
The Hard Head and Wild Heart of Barbara Ehrenreich, In These Times, March 7, 2023.
Labor Rising: Is the working class experiencing a new CIO moment?, The Progressive, October/November 2022.
Nothing and Everything: Mourning Against Work, Salvage, Autumn/Winter 2021.
Work Won’t Love You Back: Wanted: An Anti-Work Movement, The Progressive, February 15, 2022.
Work Won’t Love You Back: A Transformative Time for Workers, The Progressive, November 29, 2021.
The Politics of Protection, Dissent, November 22, 2021.
The big idea: should we work less?, The Guardian, October 11, 2021.
The Power and Promise of Organizing, The Progressive, October 4, 2021.
U.S. Capitalism Is in Total Meltdown, The Progressive, July 22, 2020.
Police Abolitionists Aren’t ‘Too Radical’ – They’ve Been Making Gains for Decades, Novara Media, June 12, 2020.
We Need More Care, Not More Cops, The Progressive, June 9, 2020.
A Minneapolis Worker Center Becomes a Hub of Protest, Dissent, June 5, 2020.
Mourning and Organizing, The Progressive, May 28, 2020.
Candidate Rasheen Aldridge on Self-Care as Social Justice, The Progressive, October 31, 2019.
All Organizing is Magic, Verso, October 25, 2019.
Labour’s Secret Weapon, The American Prospect, September 19, 2019.
The Exhilaration of Revolt, New York Times, December 28, 2018.
Inside the Hard Road to Transform the Teacher’s Movement into Real Power, Medium, October 19, 2018.
Booked: James Connolly’s Irish Socialism, with Shaun Harkin, Dissent, June 21, 2018.
Working Families Party progressives, liberated from Cuomo and conventional politics, New York Daily News, April 16, 2018.
The Gun Control Fight Is a Fight For Equality, The New Republic, March 2, 2018.
Bernie Sanders Isn’t Winning Local Elections for the Left, The New Republic, October 13, 2017.
Solidarity after the storms, The New Republic, September 15, 2017.
The New Normal of U.S. Politics, The New Republic, August 18, 2017.
The Unexpected Afterlife of American Communism, New York Times, June 6, 2017.
What is power — and how can you get it?, Washington Post, May 12, 2017.
Criminalizing dissent in “middle America,” with David Goodner, Interviews for Resistance, February 9, 2017.
Echoes of Vietnam-era protests in today’s demonstrations, Washington Post, February 2, 2017.
Review of Tom Hayden's "Hell No"
Trump and the GOP plotted in Philly to repeal Obamacare. The resistance was waiting., Mic, January 26, 2017.
Whose Streets? The history and future of activism in America, Bookforum, February/March 2017.
The Resistance Begins, New York Times, January 20, 2017.
‘The swamp is Goldman Sachs’: how the bank is rewarded for putting profits over people, The Guardian, January 18, 2017.
Why Anti-Trump Protests Matter, Rolling Stone, November 15, 2016.
Boots on the Ground for Public Schools, Moyers & Company, October 7, 2016.
Welcome to the Occupations, The New Republic, October 6, 2016.
Standing Firm at Standing Rock: Why the Struggle is Bigger Than One Pipeline, Moyers & Company, September 28, 2016.
How Labor Day sprang from state violence, Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2016.
Beyond Bernie: What’s next for the left?, Socialist Worker, August 30, 2016.
with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Bhaskar Sunkara, Jen Roesch, Howie Hawkins, Amy Muldoon
Whose Homes?, Dissent, August 24, 2016.
Excerpt from Necessary Trouble
The Sanders campaign is over. The political revolution is not., Washington Post, August 22, 2016.
Why More Americans Are Becoming Activists, Time, August 18, 2016.
Is What’s Good For Facebook Not So Good For Democracy?, Moyers & Company, July 12, 2016.
This Group Pioneered the Fight for $15. Can They Transform the Fight for Affordable Housing Too?, The Nation, July 5, 2016.
A Tour of the American Left, Interview with Daniel Oppenheimer, Dissent, February 9, 2016.
What a Band of 20th Century Alabama Communists can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy, The Nation, August 31, 2015.
Black Labor Organizers Urge AFL-CIO to Reexamine its Ties to the Police, Truthout, August 13, 2015.
What have we learned from Ferguson?, Dame Magazine, August 11, 2015.
It’s time to take back “moral” language from the right: New York adopts Moral Mondays from North Carolina, Salon, March 9, 2015.
‘We Won’t Pay’: Students in debt take on for-profit college institution, The Guardian, February 13, 2015.
When Students Go On Strike For Their Schools, The Progressive, January 2, 2015.
The Year in Activism, Moyers & Company, December 23, 2014.
“I didn’t want that to be the story about Mike Brown”: Meet the man showing America the real Ferguson story, Salon, December 8, 2014.
Black poverty is state violence, too: Why the movements for criminal justice and living wages are uniting, Salon, December 5, 2014.
Why the Ferguson protesters marched on Walmart, The Week, December 3, 2014.
John Crawford supporters occupying Beavercreek police station, Salon, October 6, 2014.
John Crawford supporters to protest at Walmart, Salon, October 3, 2014.
Naomi Klein: Cause of the climate crisis, “Capitalism is stupid”, Truthout, September 25, 2014.
Post-Occupied, Truthout, May 1, 2014.
Post-Occupy, #myNYPD Makes New York’s Blood Boil, In These Times, November 29, 2013.
Anti-Foreclosure Activists Put BlackRock in a Hard Place, AlterNet, October 30, 2013.
Workers Take Center Stage in Occupy’s Lively Second Anniversary, In These Times, September 18, 2013.
John Lewis’s Advice for Young Activists: March, In These Times, August 13, 2013.
Justice for Trayvon, In These Times, July 15, 2013.
A ‘Buddha on Strike’ at Goldman Sachs, In These Times, July 12, 2013.
Rats, Student Blocs and Solidarity Swarms: What to Expect on May Day 2013, In These Times, April 30, 2013.
Occupy and the police needn’t be enemies – as Sandy showed, The Guardian, December 10, 2012.
Dumping on Low-Wage Workers is Lousy Direct Action, November 27, 2012.
After Sandy, Disaster Response Needs Not Less Government, But Better, The Guardian, November 6, 2012.
Community Organizers Fill a Large Gap in Superstorm Sandy Relief, but It’s Not Enough, Truthout, November 6, 2012.
Power to the People, Jacobin, November 3, 2012.
It’s Alive! Occupy Actions Across the Country Show the Movement’s Impact, AlterNet, September 17, 2012.
Occupy Homes, Others Demand Foreclosure Action at Freddie Mac Chicago Headquarters, AlterNet, September 10, 2012.
“The Chief of Police Stepped On Me and Then He Charged Me With Rioting”: Activists Face Jail Time for Defending Homes, AlterNet, August 21, 2012.
“We Have No Choice But to Step Up”: Youth Activists Come Together to Build a Movement for Student Power, AlterNet, August 16, 2012.
New York Activists Blockade Foreclosure Auctions to Stop Banks Selling Homes, AlterNet, July 15, 2012.
Red Squares Everywhere, In These Times, July 9, 2012.
The People’s LRAD, Dissent, June 1, 2012.
Hundreds of Students, Occupiers Take New York Streets in Solidarity with Largest-Ever Demonstration in Quebec, AlterNet, May 23, 2012.
Morgan Stanley Shareholder Meeting Mic-Checked, Protesters Demand Accountability From Multimillionaire CEO, AlterNet, May 15, 2012.
“Tuition Fees are Class War!” CUNY Brooklyn College Students Roughed Up By Police For Demanding Fairer Treatment, AlterNet, May 3, 2012.
“Festive, Righteous Anger”: Occupy Makes May Day Comeback with Massive Demonstrations, AlterNet, May 1, 2012.
Taking Back May Day: What To Expect on the Nationwide Day of Rallies, Strikes and Actions, AlterNet, April 29, 2012.
Wall Street-Inflated Student Debt Bubble Hits $1 Trillion, Debtors Rally for Relief, AlterNet, April 25, 2012.
Romney Celebrates with Trump as Working New Yorkers Rally Against Rich Tax Dodgers, AlterNet, April 18, 2012.
How Occupy Wall Street Plans to Take Down Bank of America, And How You Can Help, AlterNet, April 8, 2012.
Darrell Issa Holds Another All-Male Panel in Brooklyn, This Time on Foreclosures; Gets Mic-Checked, AlterNet, March 19, 2012.
Liberty Plaza Re-Occupied for 6-Month Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street; Police Violently Raid, AlterNet, March 18, 2012.
How Financial Crisis, Economic Inequality, Social Media and More Brought Revolutions in 2011 And Changed Us Forever, AlterNet, February 27, 2012.
Interview with Paul Mason
How the Wisconsin Uprising Changed America and Why Its Renegade Politics are Here to Stay, AlterNet, February 21, 2012.
Interview with John Nichols
Wisconsin Rising: Grassroots Documentary Film Follows the People’s Movement in Madison from Revolt to Recalls, AlterNet, January 11, 2012.
Standardized Tests Hurt Kids and Public Schools: Teachers and Parents Take a Stand Against Corporate-Backed Test Regime, AlterNet, January 4, 2012.
7 Places the 99% Will Fight Back Hard in 2012, AlterNet, January 2, 2012.
10 Winning Moments for the 99% in 2011, AlterNet, December 26, 2011.
The 99% Versus Wall Street: Stephen Lerner on How We Can Mobilize To Be the Greedy 1%’s Worst Nightmare, AlterNet, December 22, 2011.
Finally, Higher Taxes for the 1%: Is Occupy Behind Governors’ Moves to Make the Wealthy Pay Their Share?, AlterNet, December 8, 2011.
Hazmat Suits to Break Up Occupations? How Mayors Feign Concern for Health to Trash a Growing Movement, AlterNet, December 4, 2011.
The Power of Occupy Wall Street is Not Just What They’re Doing But How They’re Doing It, AlterNet, November 29, 2011.
OWS Education Activists Launch Student Debt Refusal Pledge, AlterNet, November 21, 2011.
Occupy the NYSE: Huge Crowd Overwhelms Financial District to Kick Off OWS Day of Action, AlterNet, November 17, 2011.
Inside NYSE: One Activist Got In and Left a Message for the 1%, AlterNet, November 17, 2011.
OWS Fight is Far From Over: Explosive Actions on 2-Month Anniversary of Movement, AlterNet, November 17, 2011.
with Nick Turse, Kristen Gwynne, Sarah Seltzer and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
Undaunted by Crackdown, Occupy Wall Street and New York Activists Plan Massive Day of Action, AlterNet, November 16, 2011.
Judge Rules Protesters Can Reenter Liberty Plaza; No Tents, “Semi-Permanent Structures”, AlterNet, November 15, 2011.
Occupy the Education System: Students, Teachers and Parents Find New Spirit and Challenge the Attack on Public Schools, AlterNet, November 9, 2011.
Move Your Money Day a Success; Over $50 Million Withdrawn From Big Banks, AlterNet, November 8, 2011.
Debtor’s Revolution: Are Debt Strikes Another Possible Tactic in the Fight Against the Big Banks?, AlterNet, November 3, 2011.
Biometric Door Locks and Bulletproof Windows: How Occupy Wall Street is Scaring the Heck out of the 1%, AlterNet, November 1, 2011.
Activists in New York Target “Governor 1%”: Cuomo Under Fire for Refusing to Extend Millionaire’s Tax, AlterNet, October 19, 2011.
Fight On, Wisconsin, Ms. Magazine, Spring 2011.
Progressive Activism in 140 Characters, Bitch, Winter 2009.
Pots and Pans Protest: The Montreal Student Strikes, Global Comment, May 31, 2012.