Politics


National Domestic Workers Alliance Fights for Higher Minimum Wage

By Staff, Utne Reader

The National Domestic Workers Alliance is fighting for domestic workers’ rights in a care industry long ignored by U.S. labor law.


The Journey of Nishiyuu

By Terrance Hall, from Cultural Survival Quarterly

In Canada, six James Bay Cree youth embarked on the 1,000-mile Journey of Nishiyuu to reclaim Aboriginal Treaty Rights and fight First Nations poverty.


How to Win the War on Poverty

by Sam Ross-Brown

Welfare programs have long attacked the symptoms of poverty. What if we targeted the roots?


Recognizing Gay Divorce Equality

By Margaret Klaw

Few options for law-based asset distribution are available in states that that do not recognize same-sex marriage and cannot perform gay divorce or in states lacking civil-union laws.


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The Two Faces of Empire

by Greg Grandin

Beware the respectable imperialist.


Now You See Me

by Laura Gottesdiener

A glimpse into the Zapatista Movement, two decades after its birth.


The Architecture of Surveillance

by Ingrid Burrington

Welcome to the NSA's non-location.


The Future Needs Us

by Rebecca Solnit

Hope, history, and unpredictability.



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