Mayor Rahm Emanuel has manipulated a Department of Justice finding that Chicago Police routinely used excessive force on Black and Latinx people into a proposal for a police training facility in a perennially disinvested and majority Black neighborhood. But a Black youth-led campaign is pushing back, demanding more investment in schools and communities instead.
Contrary to claims of economic recovery in Greece put forward by Syriza, recurring bailouts have actually created a weak and stagnating economy, says Costas Lapavitsas, Marxist economist at the University of London and former member of the Greek Parliament.
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.