Resisting police murder and the militarized crackdown against protest in Ferguson, Missouri

Year one of the Black Lives Matter movement

In the year since Mike Brown was murdered and the city of Ferguson erupted in protest, so much has changed--and not nearly enough has changed.

Post-post-racial America?

A year into the Black Lives Matter movement, with the Obama era winding down, America is into its "post-post-racial" phase.

A win for public transit

Transit activists and union members came together and won an important victory for public transportation in the Pittsburgh area.

Deep roots of Israeli violence

In less than 24 hours, Israeli racism and xenophobia exploded into several forms of extreme violence.

A blast from the past

New legislation being pushed by Britain's ruling conservatives is about punishing unions for standing up for workers' rights.

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Racism put a target on Sam

Activists won a major victory with the indictment of the police officer who killed Samuel DuBose, but the struggle continues for justice.

Rikers killed Kalief Browder

Kalief Browder

The brother of Kalief Browder, who took his own life after his unjust imprisonment at Rikers Island, talks about the ordeal.

Black lives and the Democrats

Even if the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination say the right thing, the party's history on issues of race speaks louder than words.

The right wing's new big lie

The smear campaign against Planned Parenthood proves that there is no low the right won't stoop to in its quest to deny reproductive health care.

Union-buster for president

Two Wisconsinites explain what the rest of us need to know about Gov. Scott Walker and his campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.

Saying "Shell no" to drilling

Portland environmental activists briefly stopped a Shell oil ship from traveling to the Arctic for oil drilling.

Bleeding California dry

California's drought crisis is only getting worse--but some of the state's residents are being affected far worse than others.

Next steps against evictions

Tenant rights' activists are fighting housing changes that are making San Francisco too expensive for working people.

Verizon wants to bust the CWA

A member of the Communications Workers of America rallies for a fair contract at Verizon (Dominick Renda)

Verizon is making billions in profits, yet it's demanding huge concessions from workers, explains a CWA member.

"Bargaining" by cop

San Francisco Nursing Center has refused to negotiate and then called police to arrest community leaders supporting strikers.

Poisoning sacred ground

Members of the Apache Nation are fighting an underhanded attempt by mining companies to gain access to protected land.

Resisting a manufactured crisis

Hundreds gathered for a Chicago Board of Education meeting to protest the endless budget cuts hitting the city's public schools.

Boston boots 2024 Olympics

Boston activists succeeded in beating back the most powerful plutocrats in town when the city pulled its bid to host the 2024 games.

Who was Atticus Finch really?

The intense debate about Harper Lee's second novel says something about the impact of her first--and its political limitations.

Serena is "The Greatest"

Serena Williams is a compelling heir to the legacy of Muhammad Ali--in terms of athletic prowess and the courage to speak out.

A vision of a shared humanity

The biggest pleasure in watching the Netflix series Sense8 is seeing the profound connections between very different people.

Opposing austerity in Greece

An activist in SYRIZA's left wing discusses the situation in Greece, after the government of Alexis Tsipras appeased European authorities with tax hikes and privatization.

Our new tasks in the struggle

A Greek socialist and leader of SYRIZA's Left Platform speaks to a 2,500-strong rally as the fight against austerity continues.

Blackmail is not an agreement

The speaker of Greece's parliament and leading voice of the radical left speaks out on a second vote on Memorandum policies.

From resignation to resistance

A journalist for Red Flag reports from Greece as the radical left takes stock and organizes opposition to Alexis Tsipras' new Memorandum.

China after the boom

The Chinese economy is at a turning point, and workers will be expected to bear the brunt of the crisis.

The "scare" of Old Labour

Jerem Corbyn (Garry Knight)

A hysterical campaign is underway to undermine Jeremy Corbyn's bid to become the next leader of the British Labour Party.

The main enemy is the regime

Egyptian revolution supporters who equally condemn the dictatorship and the Muslim Brotherhood are taking the regime's side.

Deported trying to go home

A Palestinian American recounts the abuse he endured from Israeli security while attempting to visit his homeland.

Modi attacks justice advocates

An Indian socialist organization calls for a united front against government attacks on activists opposing communal violence.

What "we" knew about Hitler

There's something more troubling than the 7-year-old future Queen of England giving the Nazi salute in honor of Hitler.

Whipping up nationalist fervor

Terrorist attacks have given the Egyptian regime of Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi the excuse for further measures against dissent.

In defense of gay marriage

Revolutionaries can use battles for reforms like marriage equality to win people to more radical goals--but not from the sidelines.

The Eastland disaster of 1915

A socialist journalist reveals how the priorities of capitalism were responsible for a deadly nightmare on the Chicago River.

The hunt for a decent job

Here in New Orleans, there are carpenters building homes for wages that are less than what many workers make at Walmart.

SYRIZA's lessons for the U.S.

Marxist principles and theory must be used to develop a concrete strategy that leads out of the decades-long political impasse.

A death at UPS

Our readers respond to a contribution talking about the death of UPS worker Dave Allyn.

Puerto Rico: Deuda y crisis

Neoliberalismo, deuda y austeridad son los ingredientes de la crisis económica en Puerto Rico, comunes a la situación en Grecia.

Incitan odio usando tragedia

La clase política de California está explotando un tiroteo fortuito para eliminar importantes protecciones para los inmigrantes.

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