New York City was the site of the largest climate justice march ever (Stephen Melkisethian)

A call for climate justice echoes across the globe

As many as 300,000 marched in New York City in the largest of thousands of events held to call for real action on climate change--before it's too late.

¿Componiendo un desastre?

Barack Obama encabeza los esfuerzos por una nueva campaña bélica, aunque la máquina de guerra estadounidense sólo aumentará el sufrimiento.

Which way will Lewis run?

The despised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a re-election challenge--but will his likely opponent live up to her radical reputation?

Washington's selective outrage

The "growing threat of terrorism" is the Obama's administration's excuse for the latest drive to war in the Middle East.

The tremors from Scotland

The significance of the referendum on independence from Britain will continue to be felt long after the voting is over.

Views in brief

A radical in the Democratic Party | The causes of climate change | Capitalism is killing the planet | The last escalation in Ukraine


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The lies they told about safety

If GM is ever made to pay for its deadly negligence, the government agency in charge of regulating it should pay, too.

Another broken promise

Obama abandoned executive action on immigration after moderate Democrats kicked up a fuss ahead of midterm elections.

Justice delayed in Ferguson?

If public officials in St. Louis County get their way, justice for Mike Brown will be a very long time in coming--if it comes at all.

Reparations, not incarceration

Two Green Party candidates in New York state are calling for radical changes in the failed policies of the U.S. "war on drugs."

Innocent on death row

Two North Carolina men have been proven innocent and freed after 30 years in prison, and their case is adding to calls to abolish the death penalty.

Five lessons from the heartland

Protesters defend Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Here are some practical and political lessons to be drawn from the movement to get Steven Salaita reinstated in his job.

Causing trouble for Cuomo

An unexpectedly strong Democratic primary challenge showed the brewing discontent with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Will the clinics stay open?

The notorious Texas anti-abortion law is facing a legal challenge--but a lot of damage has already been done to abortion rights.

Holding the police accountable

One of the Chicago Police Department's top commanders is facing felony charges and could soon be sitting in a jail cell.

The challenges left unmet

Youth won't be prepared for the future with the wrong educational theory and dysfunctional economics they're being fed.

Our struggle won't be silenced

The battle for academic freedom and Palestine solidarity is coming to a head with a critical moment for fired UIUC professor Steven Salaita.

UIUC should right its wrong

Steven Salaita spoke publicly for the first time since his university fired him for his "uncivil" tweets criticizing Israel's war crimes.

Kick the frackers out

The New York governor's race is providing an opportunity to campaign against the disastrous practice of fracking.

Teachers strike looms in Ohio

With their threat to strike, teachers in the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are taking a stand against corporate school "reform."

A strike lit the way at Juno

Workers at the Juno Lighting Group manufacturing facility outside Chicago ended a five-day strike with a victory.

Boston drivers won't give in

Dozens of drivers have lost their jobs and a union activist has been arrested in the drive to break Boston's bus drivers' union.

Nuestra Opinión

Una lucha en todo lugar

Tras la rebelión en Ferguson, Missouri, millones de personas por todo el país nunca verán el racismo y la violencia policial de la misma manera.

The "war on terror" on repeat

If the threat of al-Qaeda served to animate the "war on terror" in 2001, today, the Islamic State is the justification for war.

The disaster they caused

President Obama speaking at a press conference

Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

Either jobs or the planet?

Organized labor's traditional attitude has been: If the environment gains, then workers must be losing. But it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

The UN's dismal failure

The People's Climate March this week will confront the latest in a series of UN summits that have accomplished nothing.

We need a system change

With the People's Climate March coming up this week, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement looks at the challenges we face.

What's at stake in Scotland?

Two articles from the rs21 website consider the factors at play in today's referendum on independence for Scotland.

Protests, profits and Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to run rampant because of the failure of the West to provide needed aid.

The Yes side's secret weapon

English political leaders are alternating between begging and open threats in urging Scotland not to vote for independence.

A breakthrough moment?

Israel's war on Gaza created the potential to turn the cause of Palestine into a mass movement--if we can seize the moment.

Telling the NFL: "No more"

It took CBS sports anchor James Brown to finally explain why the NFL better start taking domestic violence seriously.

Janay Rice re-victimized

Among the questions asked after the release of a video showing Ray Rice committing assault, one was glaringly missing.

Michfest is dying from bigotry

A bigoted policy excluding transgender women threatens the future of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

From our archives

Killed by the injustice system

Three years ago, the state of Georgia murdered an innocent man in cold blood--but Troy Anthony Davis will never be forgotten.

I: Developing a new practice

Eugene V. Debs

In the wake of the 1917 Russian Revolution, socialists initiated anti-racist activism aimed at fighting for Black equality.

II: Prioritizing the struggle

The Workers Party of the 1920s made fighting racism a priority by challenging the Klan and calling for racial equality in unions.

III: Anti-racist internationalism

Socialists in early 20th century America linked revolution at home with successful uprisings by workers in colonized nations.

UPS tries to "shape change"

UPS had to respond to the tumult and discontent of the 1960s, but Big Brown did its best to "shape change" in its interests.

Trans women are women

If trans and intersex women can't find "safe space" in the women's rights or queer communities, where can they go?

Views in brief

Standing with low-wage workers | Mistaken about Michfest | The Deep Green Resistance alternative | Meat-eating kills the planet | Not in the name of survivors

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