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With $1.6 million in his pocket from wealthy finance donors, Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas is attacking his progressive opponent Brandon Johnson’s plan to fund public schools and city infrastructure by taxing financial transactions. Read the full story here. In

The Lever

How Vallas Helped Wall Street Loot Chicago’s Schools

Matthew Cunningham-Cook

Mar 2023

Chicago’s mayoral aspirant enriched banks and helped create a financial crisis for the nation’s fourth largest school system. Read the full story here. When he led the Chicago school system, mayoral candidate Paul Vallas took actions that resulted in more

Housing advocates are highlighting how the failed bank fueled NYC’s housing crisis by funding predatory landlords. Read the full article here. Over the past week, bank runs have caused multiple U.S. institutions serving the technology and crypto industries to collapse.

In early December, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres stood at a lectern embossed with the congressional seal in his district office in the Bronx, staring with his head cocked at a line of local news cameras. Read the full story here.

Equipment used to detect gunshots, identify crime hotspotsCritics say tools disproportionately used in minority areas    Source: Bloomberg By Emily Birnbaum December 6, 2022 at 10:55 AM PST Technology companies including Microsoft Corp.Motorola Solutions Inc. and Palantir Technologies

A coalition of 22 organizations is calling on T-Mobile to end its work with the Department of Defense providing cell service to the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and detention camp. Read the full story here. T-Mobile has worked with the

The Nation

Why the Left Needs to Change How It Fights

Lucy Dean Stockton

Oct 2022

Bree Carlson, the new executive director of ACRE, discusses the struggle for racial and economic justice in a world of global capital. Read the full story here. The left, says Bree Carlson, needs to rethink its strategy. Tired of fighting

Yes! Magazine

An Abolitionist Makes a Case for “No More Police”

Sonali Kolhatkar

Oct 2022

The demand to “defund the police” asks politicians to go beyond platitudes and actually end the violence of policing, shifting resources in ways that promote the redistribution of wealth. Read the full story here. he phrase “defund the police” entered

Nonprofit Quarterly

Critical Race Feminism and Common Good Unionism

Stacey Davis Gates et al

Sep 2022

This article is the fourth installment in our series co-produced by Bargaining for the Common Good and NPQ, titled Building a Movement for the Common Good. In this series, we learn how and why Bargaining for the Common Good

More than 100 protestors gathered at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s annual fall conference.They demanded that lawmakers “stop opposing tenant protections at the behest of real estate groups and developers.”  Protestors told Insider they are just getting started.  Read the