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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listens to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (European Council)

Heading for a Grexit?

The EU's big squeeze could force Greece's SYRIZA government to choose between abandoning its promises or defaulting and leaving the euro.

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Sources of Baltimore's eruption

Politicians have sent a message that the enemies of civic peace in Baltimore are those looking for justice for Freddie Gray.

The impact of a coming out

Bruce Jenner's interview has opened a door for many to hear a broader conversation about trans lives for the first time.

The great strike's long shadow

Still the Enemy Within recalls the heroic British miners' strike of 1984-85 with interviews and never-before-seen footage.

Socialist takeover at Gravity?

What's behind the decision of one Seattle CEO to raise salaries at his company to a minimum of $70,000 a year?

Theodore Allen on privilege

The radical historian Theodore Allen's writings on race, privilege and the working class developed over many decades.


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In the streets for Freddie

While the media focus on property damage, protesters are taking to the streets to demand justice for Baltimore police murder victim Freddie Gray.

Rise up for Rekia!

A Chicago courtroom erupted in anger at a new travesty of justice when a judge allowed the cop who killed Rekia Boyd to go free.

Putting the police in prison?

The struggle to hold police responsible for their racist violence can build confidence for people to organize for bigger changes.

Cornel West is not Mike Tyson

Michael Eric Dyson's diatribe against Cornel West is misguided--and not just because it misuses a boxing metaphor.

Breaking the spell of race

The paperback publication of Karen Fields and Barbara Fields' book Racecraft provides an essential resource for a new generation of activists.

An epidemic of police killing

Marching against police murder in Washington, D.C.

A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.

Madison students in the streets

High school students in the Wisconsin capital staged walkouts and occupied an intersection in protest against police murder.

Chicago after the mayoral vote

Supporters of Chuy García claim his campaign for mayor against Rahm Emanuel reshaped Chicago politics--despite García's pro-austerity stance.

The testing system is guilty

Atlanta educators are taking the fall for a high-stakes testing system where schools pay a high price for low scores.

Who will test the testers?

Unprecedented numbers of New York students are opted out of state exams, creating a crisis of legitimacy for corporate education reformers.

Fighting for the right to play

The administrators who run New York City schools are targeting David Garcia-Rosen for demanding equity in sports funding.

Sending a message to Shumlin

Vermont's Democratic governor has a liberal reputation, but workers and service providers are taking on his austerity agenda.

A step toward fair pay at UW

Activism forced University of Washington administrators to agreed to pay all student workers at least $11 an hour.

Poverty jobs hold us back

Last week's Fight for 15 day of action brought out thousands of low-wage workers and their supporters across the U.S.

Portland against the TPP

Hundreds of union members and movement activists in Portland, Oregon, protested the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Standing for Mauna Kea

The First Nations-led movement expresses its solidarity with a struggle to defend sacred land on the island of Hawaii.

Muerte a las puertas de Europa

La muerte por inmersión en el mar Mediterráneo es un desastre causado por la política que los líderes europeos han usado contra los inmigrantes.

Violencia policial es sistémica

La nueva lucha no sólo exige que los policías sean responsable por sus crímenes, sino además acusa un sistema construido sobre el racismo.

Dying on Europe's doorstep

Victims of a capsized migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea

The drowning deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are a manmade disaster caused by political leaders who scapegoat immigrants.

Greece at the grassroots

A member of the SYRIZA Central Committee looks at the state of the working class and social movements in Greece.

Contours of the class struggle

A U.S. labor activist who has worked with unionists in China discusses the outlook for struggle among Chinese workers.

A high-stakes trial in Greece

The trial of Golden Dawn, now adjourned for at least two more weeks, will have critical importance in Greece and around Europe.

The right kind of authoritarian

An Australian socialist comes to the defense of a sadly misunderstood investment banker and political commentator.

A treaty to outlaw democracy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would greatly expand the power of corporations over democracy and basic human needs.

Snow days under socialism

The record-breaking snowfall and cold in the Northeast begs the question: What would winter look like in a different society?

The sun, the rain and the whip

A new book about the history of slavery in the U.S. explains how unfree labor made American capitalism into a global force.

Slavery and the roots of racism

The American Civil War ended 150 years ago, and with it, the system of slavery that built the U.S.--and world capitalism.

The resistance to slavery

The history of slavery is also a history of resistance and of the revolutionary overthrow of an entrenched system.

The road to the Civil War

The North and South were on a collision course, but the shape and timing of the conflict depended on political questions.

Save the Union or end slavery?

A war against slaveholders had be transformed into a war against slavery for the North to win the Civil War.

Tributes: Eduardo Galeano

He let us imagine our future

Writer and historian Eduardo Galeano could articulate both the beauty and the horror of this world like no one else.

A master of the written word

Eduardo Galeano reading from his last book Children of the Days (Casa de América)

The sad passing of Eduardo Galeano can't erase the magical realism and resistance that he celebrated with his pen.

Superheroes and consequences

The television series Daredevil is the smartest, darkest and most sophisticated superhero tale yet from Marvel Studios.

Syndicalism's lessons

Radical Unionism provides a history of the syndicalist movement that is important reading for revolutionary unionists today.

Views in brief

What wasn't concrete? | Privilege theory and white entitlement | Tarring himself | Lessons of the IWW

Views in brief

Where Chuy dared not go | Blind to the blindspot | Using health as a weapon | Ambivalent about the Indiana boycott

UPS hounds a driver

UPS made a point of displaying a driver's wrecked package car at the gate of the facility as a "learning symbol."

Views in brief

Resistance in Southern Yemen | We need concrete demands | An injustice to Indiana women | The answer to global warming

Tarred with the same brush

The notion of renouncing white privilege in White Blindspot comes in the framework of fighting for militant working-class unity.

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