The History and Future of Rust Belt Labor Power
A conversation with Kim Kelly, author of 'Fight Like Hell.'
More Ohio Vaccine Incentives
Yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine unveiled a million-dollar vaccine lottery. Here are some other ideas.
What It’s Like to Work at a Food Pantry During the Pandemic
In a world of scarcity, food pantries—like the one where I work in Chicago—make room for abundance.
Vaccinating Your Elderly Parents: The Board Game
A comic about navigating the Ohio coronavirus vaccination system.
Wisconsin’s Pandemic Winter
Vaccines will be rolled out over the coming months, but in the meantime, cold weather, isolation, and already-strained public health infrastructure will converge in the state this winter.
Fighting Food Insecurity in Detroit During COVID-19
“If the pandemic does nothing else, it’s made the general community see how important food service programs in schools are, and how they sustain the city.”
Cleveland and the Biden-Trump Debate
The city illustrates, starkly, the challenges and opportunities of the country in 2020.
A Night at the Drive-In During a Pandemic Summer
"It feels so foreign now, this kind of shared experience in real time."
The People’s Free Food Project
Black and brown Chicagoans are making sure everybody eats—while holding space for revolution and joy.
La Comunidad Mexicana de Wicker Park Mantiene Esperanza A Pesar De Que Su Demografía Ha Sido Duramente Afectada Por La Pandemia
El coronavirus ha devastado comunidades mexicoamericanas en Illinois. Pero en el barrio de Wicker Park de Chicago, una familia trabaja y espera un mejor mañana.
Finding Hope in Wicker Park’s Mexican Community
Coronavirus has devastated Latino communities in Illinois. But in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, one family is working and hoping for a better tomorrow.
Organizing Labor in a Pandemic
COVID-19 put a spotlight on worker vulnerability, but creates challenges for traditional in-person organizing tactics.
Homeless Chicagoans Could Face “Major Fallout” From COVID-19
People living in shelters or on the street, especially those addicted to opioids, navigate a new set of risks and challenges.
How the Pandemic Has Changed Public Transit in Cleveland
Service cuts and risk of transmission affect those "who have no other choice."
When the World is Remade, Make It Like Appalachia
But this time, let’s also invest in critical infrastructure—including healthcare.
Stella of Tremont
By the time she was four, my grandmother had survived her first global pandemic. A lifetime later, she is weathering another.
Democracy by Mail
Coronavirus has threatened the viability of in-person voting. With major elections just a few months away, states and organizers are looking to expand alternative options.
How Appalachians are Managing Recovery During Coronavirus
With higher risks of relapse during COVID-19, communities are finding new ways to support each other.
In Jails, “A Catastrophe Waiting to Happen”
Facilities across the region have begun releasing incarcerated people due to dangerous conditions. It's not the first time.
Listening to Dr. Amy Acton
The measured, rational, compassionate response of Ohio’s Public Health director is a gift in chaotic times.
What COVID-19 and the Chicago Heat Wave of 1995 Have in Common
Large-scale emergencies reveal underlying gaps in access and infrastructure.