From Ferguson to Baltimore, and across the United States, police violence against people of color and the criminalization of poverty have put the lives of young people, especially Black youth, in danger. Now, youth-led social movements are resisting this racist spectacle of state violence, and not just calling for police reforms, but for structural changes to address institutional racism.
A month after revealing that TransCanada is under a compliance review for the Keystone 1 pipeline, the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration disclosed it is also investigating the operations of Keystone XL's southern route.
Will social movements - increasingly facing a hostile global capitalism - seek alliances with advocates of system change via establishing enterprise democracy through workers' self-directed enterprises? Such political questions become urgent as more people than ever question capitalist globalization and capitalism generally.