A Plan for Black Lives in the Coronavirus Emergency

A Plan for Black Lives in the Coronavirus Emergency

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director The previous commentary, “Black Lives in the Green New Deal,” described how the uprising in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer is developing toward a movement addressing the...
Black Lives and the Green New Deal

Black Lives and the Green New Deal

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director We are in the midst of the largest mass uprising in half a century. It is a response to the killing of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman. But it challenges a pattern of Black...
The Living Legacy of #BlackLivesMatter

The Living Legacy of #BlackLivesMatter

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director In commemoration of George Floyd and in honor of all those fighting for racial justice against white supremacy, I devote this commentary to a history of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. I hope it will provide...
Unions Fight to Protect All Essential Workers

Unions Fight to Protect All Essential Workers

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director This is the fourth in a series of commentaries on Workers vs. Coronavirus. The first, “Strike for Your Life,” describes how in recent weeks workers in diverse industries and regions have initiated strikes to demand...
The Virus Speaks

The Virus Speaks

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director Warning: I have gone viral and seized “Jeremy Brecher’s Corner.” When I look at the so-called “world order” of the human race, I lick my chops. In the good old days, my ancestors used to be able to conduct...