(Eric Ruder | SW)

The looting class and their hoarded gold

Corporate America's profits keep reaching new records--yet we're told all the time that there's no money for living wages or quality public schools.

Why the left gained in Portugal

A member of Portugal's Left Bloc describes the context for the radical party's best-ever showing in parliamentary elections.

The NYPD is in the dark ages

A spat between the New York police chief and an independent investigator reveals what we've won--and how far we have to go.

Is peace in Colombia at hand?

A breakthrough in talks between Colombian guerrillas and the president might pave the way to ending the world's longest war.

Drug war meets war on terror

Sicario might seem like a standard cops-versus-cartels borderland crime thriller at first glance, but there's more to this movie.

The feel-lousy economy

At work in a massive Amazon warehouse (Scott Lewis)

The government's official statistics show that the U.S. economy is performing decently. So why does it feel like it's all bad news to workers.

The drilling-fracking president

Obama's Alaska trip was supposed to focus attention on climate change--yet days before, he approved deepwater drilling in the Arctic.

Lessons of the Nader challenge

Ralph Nader's defiant campaigns for president proved that it was possible to convince millions to vote for a left-wing, third-party candidate.

Passed by traffic on the right

The internal GOP battle that led to John Boehner resigning sums up the dynamic of an ever-more conservative political system.

The violence of empire

The day after Barack Obama demanded action on gun violence following another mass shooting, the U.S. military bombed a hospital in Afghanistan.

Is Airbnb looting rental units?

Vacation rental websites are exacerbating the housing crisis in San Francisco, sending rents for residents through the roof.

Will a killer cop go free?

Legal maneuvers by lawyers for the Austin police detective who killed Larry Jackson Jr. highlight challenges for the BLM movement.

The meaning of abortion rights

On the same day that the House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, I found out that I needed an abortion.

Smirking face of Big Pharma

Martin Shkreli's profiteering scheme with a life-saving drug has turned attention again to the vileness of the health care industry.

A refugee crisis in America

Europe isn't the only place where the governments of wealthy countries have cruelly denied entrance to migrants fleeting violence and poverty.

Chrysler workers say "no way"

Members of UAW Local 1264 at the union's Special Bargaining Convention (UAW local 1264)

UAW members showed with their "no" votes that they are tired of concessions now that the Big Three are back in the black.

Rahm threatens teacher layoffs

Chicago's elite seems intent on detonating an explosive public schools crisis and forcing a showdown with the teachers' union.

Keep the guns from PSU cops

Activists disrupted a speech by Portland State University's president to protest plans to militarize campus police.

Diez años después de Katrina

Entrevista con los dos paramédicos, atrapados por Katrina, que reportaron cómo la policía disparó contra las víctimas del huracán.

In this three-part feature, Lee Sustar answers questions about the world economy since the Great Recession and the shape of things to come.

I: Threats of another crash

The turmoil on international stock markets is a warning sign that the world economy is headed for trouble--and the U.S. economy isn't immune.

II: The roots of the turmoil

From Europe to China to the U.S., the problems in the world economy today are rooted in the capitalist system itself.

III. Toward a new recession?

Working people were already left behind in the U.S. economic recovery--but conditions may be headed from bad to worse.

Behind Russia's war in Syria

Russia's military intervention marks a new chapter in a bloody conflict--and an escalation of its imperial confrontation with the U.S.

Greece's left after the election

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras' crime is not only the imposition of new austerity, but destroying the optimism unleashed by SYRIZA coming to power.

The cash behind climate denial

A new report shows that Exxon management was briefed on climate change caused by fossil fuels as early as 1977.

Choosing profit over the planet

Volkswagen got caught--but it's not the first and won't be the last corporation to pursue profit with a sociopathic intensity.

A showdown looms in Quebec

A mass demonstration in Montreal was the latest sign of resistance to attacks on public-sector workers and government services.

An attack on "the Jungle"

A recent police attack on a refugee camp in Calais exposes the barbarity of the policies of Fortress Europe.

Looking for lost momentum

Spain's radical party Podemos is losing ground in opinion polls ahead of a general election. Can it rebound in time?

An NDP breakthrough?

If Canada's New Democratic Party wins in upcoming federal elections, it is likely to continue the politics of austerity.

Japan's summer of protest

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing a wave of protests that are on a scale rarely seen in the last 40 years.

Socialism and our liberation

Sharon Smith's Women and Socialism makes a case for Marxism as a guide to fighting women's oppression--while revisiting debates within Marxism.

The real history of an uprising

Despite its problems, Stonewall provides an opportunity to talk about the lessons of the riot that gave birth to the LGBT movement.

This is the smart Bush?

Jeb Bush's ignorant, incoherent comments about the Washington football team's name proved a cherished hope of the right wrong.

The ugly fanboy brigade

When a rape case turns into a circus, it only benefits those who want to keep women silent in the face of sexual violence.

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