Videos

ITT’s Micah Uetricht and Rachel Cohen on the Uphill Battle for Charter-School Unionization

In These Times Associate Editor Micah Uetricht and the American Prospect's Rachel Cohen break down the obstacles that charter school teachers face when seeking to unionize, explain the longstanding rift between public and charter schools, and discuss what's next for education-reform in America.

How “Disaster Capitalism” Is Driving the Discussion of Municipal Bankruptcy in Cities Like Chicago

Saqib Bhatti sits down with Chicago Newsroom host Ken Davis to discuss his recent article for In These Times, "Why Chicago Won't Go Bankrupt—And Detroit Didn't Have To."

Chicago Police Are Tracking Cellphone Data of Activists and Black Lives Matter Protesters

Investigative reporter Joel Handley discusses his major expose for In These Times, "Who Do You Protect? Who Do You Surveil?" revealing police surveillance of peaceful activists and communities of color in Chicago and across the United States.

Progressives Are Going to Make Rahm Emanuel’s Second Term Very Difficult for “Mayor 1%”

Historian and In These Times columnist Rick Perlstein joins Democracy Now! to discuss Rahm Emanuel's victory in Chicago's mayoral race, and how progressives in the city showed they are a force to be reckoned with.

Michelle Alexander On How Ferguson Shows The Truth About Our Racist Criminal Justice System

Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, appears on Democracy Now on March 4 to discuss the recent report documenting rampant racial discrimination in Ferguson, MO, and why our criminal justice system needs to be undone.

Why Rahm Emanuel Could Really Lose His Runoff Election in Chicago

In These Times Senior Editor Salim Muwakkil appears on Democracy Now! to discuss the coming mayoral runoff election in Chicago and why Rahm Emanuel could be in big trouble due to the momentum behind his progressive challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

Why Rahm Emanuel Has Been a Disaster for Chicago

Today on Democracy Now! Rick Perlstein discussed his recent In These Times story "How To Sell Off a City" on privatization in Chicago, as well as tomorrow's critical mayoral election, calling Rahm Emanuel "a strikingly corrupt mayor."

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Explains Why Democrats’ Only Hope In 2016 Is Tackling Inequality

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tells Chris Hayes on MSNBC's All In that the lesson from Democrats' massive losses in the 2014 midterms is that running from progressive economic principles makes voters stay home.

How People Are Becoming Corporations

Why are banks doing so much better after the financial collapse of 2008, yet we are worse off? In this episode from the We The Economy project, James Schamus explores the expanding role of the banking industry in our economy, and why we are acting more like banks ourselves.

A Dollar Bill Is Not What You Think It Is

"You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong." In this informative episode of the We The Economy series, James Schamus explains the real value of a dollar.