The destruction of burial mounds in Detroit paralleled the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples throughout the United States.
After years of grassroots activism, the city has found success in addressing historical housing discrimination through community land trusts.
Occupy Wall Street gave the left ideas, skills, and a base in a way no one could have imagined a decade ago. The radicalization of a generation, the ability to easily explain class, the potential for mass nonviolent direct action, and crowbarring politics to let in socialist ideas and elected officials are all invaluable legacies.
T-shirt entrepreneurs-turned-farmers are turning an abandoned elementary school into a community hub.
And how tax havens—including in the U.S.—are used to hide money from tax authorities.
The Bush administration used the attacks to label dissent and protests against international trade agreements as terrorism. Now movements have recovered their lost momentum.
Talks of work-life balance often exclude low-wage women workers of color. Including them means investing in basic policies like equal pay and paid time off.
The American Rescue Plan provided an opportunity for smaller communities to democratize their budgeting.
The climate crisis and the pandemic are spurring local governments to take action—and finally begin to address chronic homelessness.
Domestic care workers have been overlooked in the economy and as political actors for too long.
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