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Violence and Silence

This is a picture of Heather Heyer. She was a paralegal from Charlottesville with a strong sense of justice. Friends say they’d often find her crying in front of her computer after reading news of some new terrible thing happening in the world. But she didn’t just settle for being upset online — she did what she …

Beyond Reproductive Rights

Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Representative from New Mexico, has his work cut out for him. As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Luján is responsible for coming up with a strategy that will enable the Democratic Party to take back control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans in 2018. On Monday, …

Municipalism: A Reading List

Introduction Since publishing Becoming a Fearless City, the Phoenix has heard from many people who would like to learn more about Barcelona en Comú and the municipalist movement, including whether such movements are practical in their own cities. To answer these inquiries, we are proud to share a version of the reading list developed by …

Becoming a Fearless City

Cities today have a choice between becoming active forces for social change or quietly acquiescing to the whims of global capital. Our own city, San Francisco, stands at a particular crossroads, torn between the progressive ideals of its people and the power of its wealthy, entrenched, corporate elite. But how do we as individuals help …

GOPs and Robbers

In late June, following a lengthy, secretive drafting process, the Senate GOP released its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), now known in senatorial jargon as the Better Health Care Act (BHCA) or Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), but more commonly known as Trumpcare. This proposed legislation, crafted only with input from an …