GUEST: Jimmy Tobias, contributor to The Nation, where he writes regularly for “Cities Rising,” the magazine’s ongoing series on progressive pockets of resistance nationwide
BACKGROUND: Many Americans are looking for pathways out of the dangerous political moment we find ourselves in as Donald Trump and his party ram their way over the Constitution, and Democrats too often back off from the fight for progressive values. But a new front in the battle for social, environmental, and economic justice is emerging: cities. Around the world cities are filling the vacuum of state-level leadership on issues of great importance.
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