Elephant in the Zoom

Meltdowns have brought progressive advocacy groups to a standstill at a critical moment in world history.


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Meltdowns Have Brought Progressive Advocacy Groups to a Standstill at a Critical Moment in World History

Ryan Grim

Locked in a cycle of Slack callouts and healing retreats, left-wing groups — from reproductive rights to climate to racial and economic justice — have brought themselves to a grinding halt.

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History Says Democracy Will Die if Democrats Don’t Try “Going Big”

Jon Schwarz

Robert Kuttner warns Biden’s presidency may be the “heartbreaking interregnum between two bouts of deepening American fascism.”

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How Vinyl Flooring Made With Uyghur Forced Labor Ends Up at Big Box Stores

Mara Hvistendahl

The industry calls it “luxury vinyl tile.” In reality, much of that plastic relies on toxic chemicals — and immense labor abuses.

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Sen. Ed Markey Calls On Ring to Make Itself Less Cop-Friendly

Sam Biddle

In a new letter to Amazon, Markey pushed the company to implement pro-privacy reforms and limit its collaboration with police.

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Anti-Trans Campaigns Set the Stage for Far-Right Attacks on Pride Festivities

Natasha Lennard

Threats against pride events and reports of suicide attempts by trans kids are only the first violent consequences of the far right’s campaign.

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How Dom Phillips Effortlessly Taught Me to Be a Better Journalist

Nayara Felizardo

My colleague disappeared in Brazil’s Amazon after threats were made against his life. Here’s what I hope to tell him one day.

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Jan. 6 Hearings Point Finger at Donald Trump. But Federal Prosecutors Haven’t Gone That Far.

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The Justice Department’s handling of January 6 contrasts sharply with prosecutions of racial justice protesters and international extremists.

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The Implosion of Progressive Organizing

Deconstructed

At a crucial moment for policymaking, left-wing lobbying groups find themselves looking inward.

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