Debates over intersectionality and inclusion continued in the final days leading up to the Women's March on Washington, which inspired sister marches in an estimated 673 cities across the world. Truthout spoke with participants in the DC march about why they came, how it felt to participate and the hard work that lies ahead for all of our overlapping movements.
If we think of manufacturing as a source of good jobs now, it's only because working people organized to make it that way. Now that we are faced with a service economy, we need to organize in that sector in the same way that our predecessors organized in the manufacturing industry.
When a person is exonerated, they generally leave prison empty-handed, with no medical or counseling services to help them along, says journalist Alison Flowers in this interview. Contrary to media accounts of happy endings, exoneration is usually just the beginning of a painful and lonely process of rebuilding a life.