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Volume 29 Issue 1 (Winter 2020)

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From the Editorial Team

Under the Radar
Sarah Jaffe
Unreported and under-reported news and views that matter.

The “Blueing” of California
By Harold Meyerson

White Nationalism, the Working Class, and Organized Labor
By Erik Loomis

Trump’s Tariffs and U.S. Workers 
By William Millberg

López Obrador’s Rise to Power: What Does It Hold for Labor?
By René Rojas

Organizing in the Gaming Industry: The Story of Game Workers Unite U.K.
By Jamie Woodock

The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work
By Jenny Brown

Nothing Else Happens without This: Securing the Vote for 2020 and Beyond
By Michael C. Li

The U.S. Union Avoidance Industry Goes Global
By John Logan

Working-Class Voices

Down to Bare Bones: A New York Laborer Shares Her Story
By Kressent Pottenger

Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground

Weaponizing the Numbers: The Agenda Behind Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform
By Sean Sweeney

Roots of Rebellion: A Guide to Insurgencies from Coast to Coast 

“This Messed Up System Was Not Designed for You”:

Women, Freed from Prison and Organizing for Their Rights

By Mariya Strauss

Organized Money: What Is Corporate America Thinking?

Big Trouble for Big Tech
By Max Fraser

Books and the Arts

The Correspondent

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor
By Steve Greenehouse

Reviewed by Gabriel Winant

Confronting Colonial Capitalism

The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
By Naomi Klein

Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico
By Marisol LeBrón

Reviewed by Alex Standen

Whose Right to the City

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State 
By Samuel Stein

Reviewed by Andrea Gibbons

Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed 
By Matt Witt


By Natalie Diaz

No More Cake Here

Hand Me Down Halloween

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