At the end of the day, Simone Biles is a worker. And she was right to put her mental health first, just as any worker should be able to stay home sick instead of pouring their life force into serving someone else.
Aaron Freedman is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Follow him on Twitter at @freedaaron.
Antisemitism endures because capitalist oppression needs a scapegoat. Only by democratizing the economy can the ancient hate finally be extinguished.
Viewing Todd Phillips’s new film through the lens of the present misses the larger picture. In 1981, Ronald Reagan was the original Joker.
Birthright Israel pretends the occupation does not exist and manipulates Jewish heritage and identity into support for an apartheid state. I’ll never go on Birthright, and neither should you.
Quillette ran a hit piece on the DSA by Queens construction worker and “Marxist-Leninist-Alinskyite” Archie Carter. Surprise, surprise, it was a hoax. We talked to the real Archie Carter about why he embarrassed the conservative publication.
Millions of you are suffering in overly air-conditioned workplaces right now. This isn’t about remembering to bring an extra sweater to work — it’s class war. Workers should be in control of office temperature, not bosses.
After decades of nurturing a culture of violent, racist abuse, Customs and Border Protection cannot be seen as just another working-class job. Like Hitler’s SS, we must see CBP not as a place where good people do bad things, but where bad people do bad things.
What would be a good Game of Thrones ending? How about unleashing the latent Jacobin power of the “smallfolk” on all these would-be kings and queens.