Participants in the Powershift conference march in Pittsburgh in 2013 (Shadia Fayne Wood | Project Survival Media)

We need a system change to stop climate 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.

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.

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.

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.

The challenges left unmet

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

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.

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People's Climate March and Climate Convergence | New York City | September 19-21
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Ashley Smith writes in the latest issue of the International Socialist Review on "Crisis in Iraq: The Bitter Fruit of War and Occupation." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the ISReview.org website.


Another broken promise

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

The "war on terror" on repeat

Fox News drums up fear of ISIS inside the U.S.

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

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.

Mexico's energy "reform" con

Mexico's ruling class won an important point on their neoliberal agenda with the Senate's passage of energy privatization.

How we confront the fascists

A counterprotest against neo-fascists in Sweden raises questions about the most effective way to confront the far right.

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.

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.

Fight for 15 turns up the heat

Low-wage workers took part in civil disobedience across the country to call for a $15 an hour wage and a union.

Palestine activist faces threats

The president of the Ohio University Student Senate is facing harassment, including death threats, from supporters of Israel.

A different kind of Labor Day

Mothers and birth workers gathered in Seattle to call attention to the conditions under which women labor and give birth.

Hands up, don't ship

Minneapolis UPS workers showed their solidarity with Mike Brown by protesting a company that makes targets for police.

Bringing BDS to Queens

Opponents of Israel's war on Palestine are beginning to organize locally in the boroughs to make their voices heard.

Shore leave for capital

A new book by John Urry called Offshoring presents a concise history of a quarter-century of globalization.

You can't unsee it

A group of high-profile broadcasters and reporters say they will refuse to use the name of the Washington football team.

Nuestra Opinión

Piden paz e incitan violencia

Los policías no son los únicos responsables por la violencia desatada en Ferguson --también lo son los líderes políticos que los ponen en acción.

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.

Janay Rice re-victimized

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

Kick the frackers out

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

Michfest is dying from bigotry

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

Who is killing the planet?

A Greenpeace activists sits at the top of a power plant

The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

"Civility" versus solidarity

Supporters of Israel are calling for "civility" on campus--as a way to police of any discourse or activism critical of Zionism.

Pressure builds on UIUC

University of Illinois officials are scrambling to justify the firing of Steven Salaita as an international solidarity campaign finds wider support.

Why we stand for socialism

Socialism is based on solidarity--on the recognition that humans are both infinitely unique and also share the same basic interests in common.

Zionism meets neoliberalism

The illegal occupation of Palestine has helped savvy university presidents and trustees earn handsome dividends.

The real distraction in the NFL

It seems like a lot of NFL executives are so fearful that they're unwilling to improve their teams by signing Michael Sam.

The fight for 15 and beyond

Last March, Trish Kahle analyzed the struggle that shifted the national debate on the minimum wage--and the new questions and issues at stake.

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.

Views in brief

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