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The Lack of Hospital Beds Is a National Crisis

The Lack of Hospital Beds Is a National Crisis

America is experiencing a massive shortfall in hospital beds, harmful to both COVID and non-COVID patients needing care. But the pandemic didn’t create the hospital bed crisis — it exacerbated an existing one that our government refuses to address. A medical worker...

Nina Turner Is Coming Out Swinging — Again

Nina Turner Is Coming Out Swinging — Again

This week, Nina Turner announced a second run for Congress in Ohio’s 11th District. She spoke with Jacobin about fighting pro-corporate Democrats, frustrations with the Biden administration, and why “evil never sleeps, so good can never take a vacation.” Nina Turner...

Amazon Is Addicted to Union-Busting Tactics

Amazon Is Addicted to Union-Busting Tactics

A judge made Amazon rerun the union vote at its Bessemer Alabama warehouse due to the illegal strong-arm tactics it used against workers. The new vote is about to take place — and Amazon is still using the same methods. Vote sign hangs on the Amazon fulfillment center...

Mike Parker, a Life Well-Lived on the Left

Mike Parker, a lifelong fighter for social justice, died at the age of eighty-one on January 15, 2022. He was not broadly known even in left circles, as he stayed out of the limelight throughout his life to instead promote others. But his contributions to a wide range...

Good Luck Protecting Democracy Without Unions

Good Luck Protecting Democracy Without Unions

New research shows that unions don’t just boost wages at the workplace — they bring a broad range of social benefits. Simply put, if you don’t have strong unions, you probably don’t have a strong democracy. Members of the American Federation of Government Employees...

Nazism’s Political Victims Should Never Be Forgotten

Nazism’s Political Victims Should Never Be Forgotten

Hitler’s forces killed almost a million civilians because of their political affiliation — most of them socialists and communists. Yet official commemoration in Germany and beyond rarely grants proper recognition to the Nazi mass murder of worker-militants. Supporters...

NFTs Are, Quite Simply, Bullshit

NFTs Are, Quite Simply, Bullshit

NFTs are emblematic of capitalism’s growing retreat from productive activity — and the wealthy’s desire to extend their dominion into the digital ether. They’re worse than useless. People walk by a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT billboard in Times Square in New York City....

Biden’s Escalation With Russia Over Ukraine Is a Terrible Idea

Biden’s Escalation With Russia Over Ukraine Is a Terrible Idea

Western governments are being called on to send more weapons to Ukraine — an arms buildup that will only escalate a potentially disastrous conflict. What we really need is a comprehensive peace settlement for the region. Ukrainian combat training center staff and US...