Socialism 2014 | Chicago | June 26-29
Are better schools the solution to poverty? (Seth Sawyers)

Are better schools the solution to poverty?

The mantra of politicians and the media detracts from the real sources of--and solutions to--both poverty and the crisis of public education.

When criticism is off limits

For discussing how criticism of Israel is muted, former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is facing a backlash.

The real fraud in Afghanistan

The media cheered Afghanistan's election as a success story, but the outcome will change little if anything for ordinary Afghans.

Solidaire in Quebec's election

A member of Québec solidaire analyzes the outcome of the provincial election and the improved showing for the left.

Ready to raise the floor in SF

A coalition of labor and community groups is moving ahead with a referendum that would raise San Francisco's minimum wage.

The lessons of cricket

It's a measure of C.L.R. James's skill as a writer that Beyond a Boundary is one of the best books about sports ever written.

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Why is the right wing waging war on science?

From challenging evolution to denying climate change, the right's anti-science dogmas are promoted with the aim of bolstering conservative causes.

A thousand points of lies

It looks like the political establishment is trying to polish George H.W. Bush's image. Don't believe a word of it.

A government of, by and for the rich people

Now we know when the Supreme Court really cares about "free speech"--when it needs an excuse to help millionaires buy more political influence.

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I: Tipping toward climate justice

Participants in a national demonstration that brought tens of thousands to Washington, D.C. (Elvert Barnes) talked to leading figures in the environmental justice movement to ask the question: Can we stop the tipping point?

II: The movement needs to move

The polluters and the politicians who serve them are facing growing discontent and a challenge at the grassroots.

A boycott of conscience

Teachers at New York City's Earth School have declared that they will not administer the state's Common Core tests.

The new child labor

Maybe we don't let kids to work in factories, but they have been condemned to hard labor by high-stakes testing.

Theses on national questions

In 1920, Lenin took up the question of how socialists approach the demands of colonies and oppressed nations for equality.

The Marx Matters Collection

Marx Matters: Articles on the Marxist tradition from has collected our articles about Marxism and the Marxist tradition on one page. Take a look to learn more about the ideas of revolutionary socialism.

How will labor be revived?

Chicago teachers march with thousands of supporters during their strike

A leading writer and labor historian talks about the shape of the labor movement today--and how to rebuild fighting unions.

A rebellion in the IAM?

A slate of reform candidates is making a strong run in the International Association of Machinists' first contested election in half a century.

Our message: Not one more

As part of a national day of action against deportations, hundreds of activists rallied outside of the Northwest Detention Center.

Soldiers' untold stories

With They Were Soldiers, Ann Jones reveals the toll that war takes on the men and women who fight U.S. wars.

A PTSD tragedy at Fort Hood

The military teaches soldiers like Ivan Lopez to devalue others' lives--and when combat stress is added in, the result is volatile.

UPS backs down over firings in New York City

Teamsters in New York City won a victory when UPS rescinded pink slips issued to 250 drivers for walking off the job.

Sick of poverty wages

Fight for 15 activists in Los Angeles are demanding an end to wage theft and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Where's our 3 percent?

Workers for the HowardCenter in Vermont want to know why they aren't getting the wage increase agreed to last year.

Custodians crank the heat

More than 200 University of Washington custodians and their supporters rallied to demand fair treatment on the job.

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A vile insult added to injury

After her party's success in local elections, the leader of France's National Front has found a new way to punish Muslims.

Police justify another killing

Raasan "Lil B" Shaw

Friends and neighbors of Raason "Lil B" Shaw say there are many reasons to doubt the Chicago cops' story about his death.

Tell UC to drop the charges

Students at UC Santa Cruz arrested during a two-day strike by graduate student workers are appealing for support.

The Brown empire strikes back

UPS has sent a message that it intends to make an example out of New York City workers who walked off the job.

Drivers end strike with victory

A new contract for bus drivers in Burlington, Vt., proves that strikes can win--when union members are united and the community supports them.

The faculty's fight is ours, too

The Portland State University Student Union explains why it stands with the struggle of faculty for a fair union contract.

Justice and the art world

The Biennale of Sydney severed ties with corporate sponsor Transfield after artists drew attention to its human rights abuses.

A different Hunger Games

Let's look at what the championship UConn men's basketball program tells us about so-called amateur student athletics.

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Soborno institucionalizado

A la Corte Suprema le preocupa la "libertad de expresión" cuando necesita una excusa para ayudar a los ricos a comprar aún más influencia política.

CTA management is dangerous

When a transit train crashed in Chicago, officials blamed the operator--but didn't ask why she was so tired on the job.

How do we confront the right?

A report about a Chicago demonstration for the International Day Against Fascism and Racism distorted what took place.

A not-so-natural disaster

Two weeks after the deadly mudslide in Ora, Wash., it's become clear how unnatural--and preventable--this disaster was.

The charter school charade

At a fancy gala thrown by the Harlem Success Academy, I heard charter school supporters use the legacy of civil rights struggles to sell privatization.

They weren't worth 57 cents

Families of car crash victims sit behind GM executives at a Congressional hearing on the recall delay

General Motors knew about a faulty part in some of its cars--but chose to gamble with the lives of its customers, rather than risk the bottom line.

From South Africa to Palestine

A leader of the struggle against apartheid has issued a statement in defense of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Calling out the hypocrisy

NFL star Richard Sherman is especially dangerous because he is both untouchable as an athlete and merciless as a critic.

Pushed away from the Bay

The Black population is declining in Bay Area cities, under pressure from unemployment and rising housing costs.

Victories against repression

Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

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