Saurav Sarkar

Saurav Sarkar is the research coordinator for the Poor Peoples Campaign at the Institute for Policy Studies. Distributed by OtherWords.org.

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Solar energy installation provides good, union jobs for electrical workers. (Photo: Clean Energy Economy for the Region, CC BY 2.0.) Views
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A Green New Deal for American Labor?
The simple yellow protest signs were stenciled “Green Jobs for All.” Speaker after speaker stepped into the middle of the office floor, marked with a U.S. House of Representatives seal. Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fresh off her election win, gave the protesters high fives. That...
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"The vision of a liberated LGBTQ2S existence is one that must be embodied every day in a politics of solidarity, and not just once a year in a public display." (Photo by Meera Fox/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 18, 2018
Why We Fight About Pride Parades
Pride marks a time when tens of thousands of people hit the streets in fabulous attire to dance, celebrate, and memorialize the spirit of love and resistance. Lost in the partying, though, is the darker side of Pride. In the Capital Pride parade in DC, for example, visitors were joined by floats...
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"Through further demonstrations, teach-ins, music and the arts, and mass meetings, the campaign is continuing to tackle anti-black discrimination, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and other social evils." (Photo: TwitPic/@Fightfor15) Views
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hundreds of Poor People's Campaign Activists Got Themselves Arrested for Racial Justice
It's been a busy several weeks on the bad news beat. A white Yale grad student called the police on fellow grad student Lolade Siyonbola for napping while black. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for trespassing for sitting while black. Native American...
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"Among numerous demands, they’re calling for federal and state living wage laws, a guaranteed annual income for all people, full employment, and the right to unionize." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Bring Back May Day
Most of the world recognizes May 1 — May Day — as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing. At an event last December, Fight for $15 organizer Terrence Wise recalled “going to bed at night, ignoring my own...
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