Volume 26 Issue 1 Winter 2017
From the Editorial Team
Under the Radar
By Sarah Jaffe
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.
On the Contrary
Did the Sanders Campaign Represent a Missed Opportunity for the U.S. Labor Movement? A Debate
By Larry Cohen
By Randi Weingarten and Leo Casey
By J. Phillip Thompson
What are the prospects of an urban populism that requires people of color and white millennials to combine forces?
Victory at Verizon: The Anatomy of a Strike
By Dan DiMaggio
Why the Verizon strike is a wake-up call for the labor movement facing technological change.
Milking Workers, Breaking Bodies: Health Inequality in the Dairy Industry
By Julie C. Keller, Margaret Gray, and Jill Lindsey Harrison
Will justice come to the new factories in the field?
Trust-Busting: Labor’s Forgotten Cause
By Carl T. Bogus
Workers should make common cause with consumers to break up corporate monopolies.
How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home: Making America Pain-Free for Plutocrats
and Big Pharma, but not Vets
By Ann Jones
Corporate America’s campaign to dismantle the public health care system for veterans.
By Paul T. Christensen
Can Russian workers stand up to the Putin oligarchy?
Prison Guard Unions and Mass Incarceration: Prospects for an Improbable Alliance
By Austin McCoy
Can prisoner and their guards unite against the prison-industrial complex?
Income Inequality and Urban Displacement: The New Gentrification
By Karen Chapple
Is the affordable housing crisis really an income crisis?
By Sean Sweeney
Roots of Rebellion: A Guide to Insurgencies from Coast to Coast
Is This How You Treat a Guest? Seafood Processing Workers Organize to Change Low-Road Labor Laws
By Mariya Strauss
Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?
Gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
By Max Fraser
Books and the Arts
Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court
By Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Reviewed by Zohra Ahmed
Beg, Borrow, or Steal
Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance
By Adair Turner
How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy
By Mehrsa Baradaran
Reviewed by Andrew Elrod
Life Beyond Liberalism
The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century
Edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara
Reviewed by Kate Aronoff
The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and The Rise of a New Justice Movement
By William Barber (with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove)
America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century
By Gabriel Thompson
Reviewed by Steve Early
Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed
By Matt Witt
By Li-Young Lee
Letter to the Editor