The U.S. Border Goes Global

by Todd Miller

With Homeland Security training border guards and patrolling checkpoints in more than 100 countries, the edges of empire are getting harder to find.

The Hunger Cliff

by Sam Ross-Brown

Deep cuts in the safety net have enabled a man-made disaster of food insecurity.

Dirty War on Terror

by Jeremy Scahill

For the Obama administration, perpetual war is its own justification.

The Struggle for Social Mobility Among China’s Young Migrant Women

By Cara Wallis

Discover how mobile phones offer Chinese migrant women a real chance at social mobility.


The Desert of Israeli Democracy

by Max Blumenthal

A trip through the Negev Desert leads to the heart of Israel’s national nightmare.

Women at Work: Gender Inequality to Strike

By Sarah Jaffe, from Jacobin

Much of the “care industry” depends on a gender division of labor that pushes domestic workers and other women workers into low wages, unpredictable hours, and scarce labor protections.

The Democratic Education of Unschoolers

By Astra Taylor, from n+1

On the more unconventional side of the progressive education movement are unschoolers, taught by a radical pedagogy based on experimentation, democratic education, and especially curiosity.

Oglala Lakota: Can a Tribe Make Good on Its Badlands?

By Brendan Borrell, from High Country News

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s impoverished Oglala Lakota may soon manage the Badlands’ South Unit as the country’s first tribal national park.

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