Kmart and Me: Exploring Late Capitalism’s Festering Sores
Kmart is an open wound within the otherwise smooth space of retail, where IBM computers from the 1990s, signage from 2005, and Kylo Ren action figures stand side by side. It is a living monument to obsolescence and the fact of history amidst the endless rush of consumer trends and styles.
Medicare for Whomst? Breaking Down the Democrats’ Healthcare Debate
If we want to mobilize grassroots support for political change, we must offer more than a half-measure. Solving this crisis means fundamentally restructuring our dysfunctional healthcare system to serve the interests of the American people: this is the promise of M4A.
Opinion: CNN Botched Crucial January Debate, Targeted Sanders
The U.S. is occupying Iraq while on the brink of war with Iran, there is record inequality in America, and the economy is potentially on course toward for worst crash in modern history. Why are we focusing on candidates’ squabbles and not their policy agendas?
Not Just a Walk in the Woods: Students for Energy Justice Sound Alarm on NEXUS Pipeline
The odds that Oberlin, a small town making up only a few miles of NEXUS’s 256 mile route, will be subject to a pipeline spill are not likely; yet the odds that NEXUS will spill, or leak, or blast open, at some point in its lifetime, are almost certain.
Can We Trust Elizabeth Warren’s Progressive Rhetoric?
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign relies on progressive rhetoric to garner grassroots support, but has already shown signs that she is unwilling to challenge the system which led to a for-profit healthcare system; trillions of dollars of student debt; and historic wealth inequality.
Who Suicided Jeffrey Epstein? A Test Case for a New Woke Trutherism
Jeffrey Epstein’s murder was a moment when the fact of the moral rot of the ruling class was, for a fleeting moment, nakedly obvious. It should catalyze a new “woke” trutherism on the American political scene — a trutherism with a firm, class conscious basis.
“What Are You Going to Do About It?” Oberlin Students Witness the Ruins of Extractive Capitalism at RAMPS Fall Summit
“I ache for these people,” she said, “and I ache for this land. But we are educated, we’re motivated, we’re organized, we give a shit, and we’re not backing down! Because somebody taught us what you can do when you don’t back down.”