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DC's defund effort - one year out
In DC, the Defund MPD effort has found quiet success in changing policy and opinions on policing shared by the broader public.
What's up with the District's crime scare?
What would it take to reduce gun violence as we emerge from the pandemic? (Hint — more cops are not the solution.)
June 10th MPD Police Budget Hearing Roundup
On Thursday, June 10th, the Defund MPD coalition brought its case for reimagining public safety to the District Council.
A discussion on capitalist decay, digital aesthetics and virtual worlds
An annotated discussion on capitalism and virtual realities with the creators of Preserving Worlds.
State of the District Left
A decade of neoliberal retrenchment is finally starting to crack. Can DC's left recognize the moment?
Can we really force the vote?
The progressive project of forcing a vote on Medicare for All is high-stakes. Boosters from the commanding heights of lefty media are promoting the idea without fully acknowledging the effort it might entail.
Knives Out for the Left
With the election barely over, the Democratic Party has started flailing at their left flank - seemingly ignorant to the Republican offensive barreling towards them.
Hope in the Heart of Empire
Making sense of DC's local political campaigns, which are continuing on in the shadow of what is shaping up to be a tumultuous general election.
Days of Revolt: Notes on DC's Summer Uprising
The latest eyewitness reporting on protesters, hostile and often brutal police conduct, and Mayor Bowser’s duplicitous and self-serving maneuvers.
A wide network of activists and organizers, fueled by popular uprising in DC, provides a legitimate political opening for local change.
Socialists on parade in the first game released by Pixel Pushers Union 512.
The Battle for Rent Control
Following pandemic hardship and fears of displacement due to impending recession, stronger tenant protections have never been more urgent.
Navigating the Left-wing Rift
With the democratic primary effectively over, how did the left fail to rally decisively behind Bernie?
Reject the Return
It's tempting to believe that the dangers and calamity imposed by COVID-19 are unique. But COVID is only capable of mass proliferation because it feeds on the long-neglected externalities produced by our current arrangement of work and life.
With Bernie on the edge of victory, how does the left think about its goals and objectives?