Magazine article In These Times

Welcome to the New in These Times

Magazine article In These Times

Welcome to the New in These Times

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EARLIER THIS YEAR, IN THESE TIMES surpassed 50,000 print subscribers for the first time in its 40-year history. That milestone didn't just pop out of the ether. It is the result of hard work on the part of the staff and a public desire for political change, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 1960s. And, of course, because of readers like you.

To ensure that In These Times is up to the challenge of this historic moment, we reached out to hundreds of supporters over the past few months. We asked for help in re-engineering In These Times to better serve progressives as we grapple with the political realities of these new times.

This new issue is the result of that feedback. Here are some of the things In These Times is recommitting to:

» Original stories that the mainstream media refuses to publish

» Reporting that gives a voice to grassroots activists and new strategies to effectively fight corporate power

» Articles that provide theoretical and practical frameworks for connecting with and energizing others on the Left, especially through the lens of work and labor

Going forward, In These Times will do even more to put community struggles for justice front and center, particularly acts of resistance ignored by the corporate media. You will find these stories in our new Dispatches section, beginning on page 6.

In These Times will continue nurturing a sense of progressive community. The magazine will serve as a forum for debate within the Left, as in our revamped Up for Debate section on page 14, and will spotlight local victories that can be used as blueprints for change.

My favorite community response came from Laura Orlando, who likes In These Times because of the "tone that sets it apart from other progressive publications." (See her story on page 36.)

"It's a tone that makes me want to read the magazine," she wrote. …

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