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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Zero hour for SYRIZA

Greece's SYRIZA government is being pushed to choose between capitulation and confrontation--and the party's left wants to draw the line.

Views in brief

The limits of Sanders' socialism | What Sanders signifies | Sanders can help lead people out | Hollow words from Quad

Fight for 15 wins big in LA

The Los Angeles City Council voted on a $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance, handing the movement its biggest win yet.

Oakland teachers deserve more

Members of the Oakland Education Association are campaigning for a "no" vote on the tentative contract with the district.

Cuomo's circle of corruption

A spreading scandal in Albany shows that Republicans and Democrats alike are for sale to New York City's real estate barons.

How tradition was defeated

In supporting marriage equality, Ireland rejected the conservative structures that have shaped the country for centuries.

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Cleveland's criminal cops

The car riddled with 137 bullets fired by Cleveland police

An agreement with the Justice Department will place restrictions on Cleveland police--but will it have any affect in reining in their toxic violence?

What's next for Rodney Reed?

Activism won a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed--and now he must be freed from death row.

Bill Bratton's broken excuse

The NYPD commissioner is claiming young New Yorkers oppose Broken Windows because they're spoiled by low crime rates.

Where Black lives matter less

Barack Obama's presidential library is coming to Chicago's South Side--but not a desperately needed trauma center.

What I learned about Bernie

A former intern describes the conclusions she reached while working for Sanders by day--and organizing activism by night.

A socialist FAQ on Sanders

Two contributors look at what's at stake in the left's discussion of Bernie Sanders' Democratic Party presidential campaign.

Sanders is no Eugene Debs

A Green Party leader contributes to the left debate about Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Using the Democrats for good?

The question is whether the Sanders campaign can be used to make the left stronger--or whether the radicals will get used by the Democrats.

Building something to vote for

The "Future of Left and Independent Politics" conference provided a forum for discussing left-wing electoral challenges.

Sanders' campaign and the left

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders

Members of the International Socialist Organization and Socialist Alternative exchange views on the Sanders campaign.

In defense of all the Emmas

Emma Sulkowicz's brave statement against sexual assault on college campuses was met once again with official disinterest and outright hate.

Meet the new housing plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to preserve public housing looks a lot like his predecessor Michael Bloomberg's.

GM hasn't paid for its crimes

The number of deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in GM cars is over 100--and GM still hasn't taken responsibility.

A neoliberal train wreck?

The media are focusing blame for the deadly Amtrak derailment on the engineer, but politicians set the stage for this disaster long before.

Striking for school funding

Seattle teachers hit the picket line in the latest in a series of one-day strikes to demand full funding for education.

Holding UW's feet to the fire

Student and worker activists at the University of Washington are taking the fight against inequality to the university Regents.

Arrested for peaceful protest

Connecticut authorities overreacted to a small nonviolent protest at a synagogue, and now the activists need support.

Unidos contra la patronal

Los socialistas apoyan los sindicatos porque son las organizaciones más elementales de la clase obrera.

Shrinking Big Brother?

The proposed reforms to NSA spying programs are essentially cosmetic changes to an out-of-control surveillance system.

Why did Ramadi fall to ISIS?

Just as the U.S. government was claiming a supposed string of successes, ISIS fighters have conquered an important city in western Iraq.

SYRIZA needs clear answers

A leader of the SYRIZA's Left Platform argues that the radical left party must choose an alternative to further concessions.

A conservative defeat in Spain

Local elections in late May handed Spain's two largest parties their biggest losses since the 1978 fall of the dictatorship.

The way out is a left turn

Revolutionaries inside SYRIZA make the case for a strategy to escape the downward spiral of negotiations with the lenders.

Where is Mexico headed?

A march for the return of the 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa (Isabel Sanginés | Somos el Medio)

A Mexican revolutionary explains how neoliberalism is reshaping the Mexican state--and the resistance it has produced.

Facing Egypt's kangaroo courts

Several revolutionary activists in Egypt have been taken into custody as they await the outcome of a May 31 court appeal.

Oscar must be free

Thousands of people will march to demand the release of the longest-serving Puerto Rican political prisoner in U.S. history.

Resistance builds in Okinawa

Recent protests in Okinawa represent the latest stage of the struggle against the overwhelming U.S. military presence.

The dilemmas facing Chavismo

The difficulties facing Venezuela's left-wing government under Nicolás Maduro extend back to the rule of Hugo Chávez.

Red lines of the Greek people

The Political Secretariat of the radical left party SYRIZA puts forward the principles to guide negotiations with the lenders.

When they turn back the boats

A grotesque re-enactment of one of the great moral failures of the 20th century is playing out in the waters off Southeast Asia.

SYRIZA faces a decisive test

A leader of the left wing in SYRIZA describes the stakes as the moment of truth approaches for the Greek government.

Commemorating Nakba 2015

May 15 was the anniversary of the "Nakba"--the Arabic word used to describe the ethnic cleansing of Palestine to establish Israel.

Life has no dignity at Quad

A worker describes the conditions at an Oklahoma City printing plant where an employee was crushed to death.

Down goes FIFA!

The international governing body of soccer, the world's most popular sport, is being shaken to its core.

Snapshots of the Bay Area left

Chris Crass' Towards Collective Liberation contributes to our understanding of where the left has been and where we need to go.

A universe of its own

If our superheroes say something about the society we live in, what does Avengers: The Age of Ultron have to tell us?

Confusion about power

During the Spanish Revolution, there were different interpretations of revolutionary syndicalism within the CNT

Syndicalism and taking power

Marxists differ from syndicalists in our understanding of politics and the tasks needed to prepare for and win a revolution.

Contradictions of syndicalism

The working class can only achieve practical consciousness through the fight for leadership in every sphere of social life.

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