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DC Mayor Bowser Orders New Push To Weaken Land Use Controls
The DC Office of Planning, proposed in early 2018 to amend the Comprehensive Plan’s all-important preamble section in such a way as to make it virtually impossible for residents to use the provisions of the plan as the basis for challenging bad land-use decisions in court.
A Small Victory for Science in “Deep Time”
The administration's brain-dead war against science is a reason why “Deep Time,” the new permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, is so refreshing.
A Green New Deal for DC
All of these Green New Deal goals will need a broad bottom-up mobilization of the residents most impacted, DC’s working class along with their allies, and must be planned and implemented by the same.
DC Statehood Gets Hearing in House July 24
The struggle for full democratic rights for the District of Columbia will take another step forward on July 24 when the House Committee on Oversight and Reform holds a hearing on H.R. 51, a bill to make the DC the 51st state.
The Tidal Basin Diaries
For ecosocialists and mainstream environmentalists anxious to rally support for a Green New Deal, we'll have to take the task of educating voters into our own hands.
Grassroots vs. Segregation: The Ongoing Fight against Amazon HQ2 in Arlington
After Arlington County's vote, “For Us, Not Amazon” coalition will refocus around the issues we learned were the foremost concerns in the community.
Sara Nelson, fellow activists discuss labor’s future
With recent labor victories fresh in our collective memories, three panelists shared their experiences and offered advice for furthering the movement in our own communities and in solidarity with workers everywhere. Their words were more than a call to act — but a call to get organized.
Anti-Gentrification Activists Scramble On Proposed Rewrite of Land Use Provision
Members of a DC anti-gentrification alliance are scrambling at press time to read through Mendelson’s proposed rewrite of the Comp Plan preamble.