Supporters of DEA and SYRIZA rally against austerity

The tasks for Greece's left after the SYRIZA victory

The Internationalist Workers Left, a prominent group in SYRIZA's Left Platform, issues a statement after the formation of the new government.

Which path for SYRIZA?

SYRIZA can become a force against neoliberalism or leaders of a government of mild neoliberalism. There is no middle choice.

Black Lives Matter in Seattle

Hundreds of anti-racist activists in Seattle came together with Black Power icon John Carlos to discuss the future of the struggle.

Bill de Blasio's broken logic

New York's mayor says he's a fighter against inequality, but that claim is undermined by his support for "Broken Windows" policing.

What is responsible for Paris?

The "unity" we need to seek after the killings at Charlie Hebdo is against racism, Islamophobia and imperialism.

A pogrom against Bedouins

Israeli police have provoked a confrontation with Bedouins in the Negev region--and responded with a punishing assault.

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Living up to King's legacy

Anti-racist activists report from two cities as Martin Luther King Day protests mark the reappearance of Black Lives Matter.

Time to hold cops accountable

A racial justice group in Madison, Wisconsin, sent a message to the police chief--and then another to make its point clear.

Seeing Ferguson from prison

Two victims of the racist prison system in Ohio reconstruct their conversations about the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The kind of apology we need

Survivors of Chicago police torture are working with activists, attorneys and family members to demand reparations.

How the right took charge

Standing up for abortion rights

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the GOP assault couldn't be more unrelenting--and out of touch with women's lives.

Obama's Charade of the Union

Barack Obama is proposing progressive measures at the point in his presidency when they are least likely to be realized.

Letter to an Army Ranger

A former Army Ranger offers his own experience to young people who may consider joining the military.

The war on cyber-activists

The harsh jail sentence for Barrett Brown will have a chilling effect on journalists and others uncovering wrongdoing.

Forging bonds of solidarity

An African American delegation to Palestine last year further developed important ties to the struggle for Palestinian liberation.

The machine strikes again

Chicago teacher Tammie Vinson was undemocratically blocked from running against Democratic Alderman Jason Ervin.

Single-payer betrayed in Vt.

After Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin backed away from a single-payer health care plan, activists are discussing next steps.

Cuomo's war on schools

The Democratic governor of New York is waging a Tea Party-style assault on the concept of public education.

Ready to strike at MFY

Workers at MFY Legal Services in New York are locked in a battle against corporate lawyers on the non-profit’s board.

Is Marxism Eurocentric?

Critics of Marx's "Eurocentrism" build their case on a small sample of writings--but ignore the larger body of work that refutes their claims.

Lessons of American Sniper

American Sniper is a racist, militaristic movie--but it has a lot to teach us if we want to build a successful antiwar movement.

Inside DeflateGate

If you really want to disturb the moral compass of the NFL leadership hierarchy, deflate their balls.

Sting's shipbuilding

The musical The Last Ship, written by Sting, features workers who occupy a shipyard and take inspiration from Marx.

Is Oscar for white men only?

The list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards is out, and it's the whitest that it's been in almost 20 years.

La conjura racista en Francia

El presidente francés, François Hollande, y los líderes del mundo están utilizando los asesinatos en París para promover una agenda reaccionaria.

The challenges begin now

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras speaks in Athens right before the election

A member of SYRIZA's Left Platform analyzes the election results in Greece and looks at the obstacles the left already faces.

A new day for Greece

SYRIZA's victory in Greek elections is a long-awaited breakthrough against a ruling class agenda that has inflicted suffering across Europe.

Taking the first step

Greek socialists and participants in SYRIZA celebrate a victory for the working class movement--and look to the fight ahead.

What to read about Greece

SW has suggestions for readers who want to find more left analysis of the struggle in Greece and prospects for the future.

Turning the tide in Greece

A Greek socialist and leading member of SYRIZA describes the atmosphere ahead of national elections that the radical left is poised to win.

The world is watching Greece

The likely victory of a radical left party in Greece's national elections this weekend is the product of years of economic crisis and mass struggle.

The facts about Greece's debt

What would we learn if a SYRIZA-led government took the European Union at its word and audited all of Greece's debt?

What we mourn after Paris

Historians and authors stand in solidarity with immigrants and others victims of scapegoating following the Paris attacks.

Is free speech the issue?

Socialists shouldn't raise political concerns over isolated threats to racist speech when it's largely endorsed by those in power.

The Battle of Algiers rewound

The only way forward is to challenge Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of the Arab Spring revolutions.

Their answer is Islamophobia

French police make an arrest during the spreading tide of raids

Across Europe, governments, political parties and anti-immigrant organizations are ratcheting up the atmosphere of bigotry and hate.

Who to trust with our rights?

We can oppose the killings at Charlie Hebdo without endorsing racism--nor ignoring government threats to free expression.

Free speech and the state

History tells us that if the government can determine what speech is "legitimate," all progressive political forces will suffer.

End of the Cold War on Cuba?

What is the agreement of the U.S. and Cuban governments plans to re-establish diplomatic relations—and what will it mean for Cubans?

They murdered a socialist

Police in Egypt killed an Egyptian leftist and poet on a protest march to Tahrir Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the revolution.

Lessons from Scotland

The referendum on Scottish independence didn't win, but it has fueled a radicalization based on new possibilities for the left.

In Memoriam

A Leninist and a Lennonist

A fellow veteran of the socialist movement pays tribute to the remarkable life of a dear friend and comrade.

Missing Mike Marqusee

Talha Ahsan never met Mike Marqusee, but his books and letters sustained Ahsan during eight long years behind bars.

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