Columbia students protest against sexual assault on campus (No Red Tape)

Protecting the university, failing rape survivors

College administrators are being exposed for their incompetence, negligence and outright hostility to students who make sexual assault complaints.

Sending soldiers to save lives?

As the first U.S. case of Ebola is identified, the Obama administration response to the epidemic in Africa is to send U.S. troops.

Project Gentrify in Oakland

City leaders and real estate barons want to redevelop West Oakland, but there's only one problem: people already live there.

What we want after the march

The only possible world for our children is the one that we wrestle from the hands of those who are poisoning the present.

A precious history

Hundreds of Greek socialists celebrated the launch of a book that collects documents from the Communist International.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
Marx Matters: A collection of SW articles on the Marxist tradition
International Socialist Review |

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 website.

The left Democrat mirage

Remember when liberals were celebrating a new crop of heroes like Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio? Not so much anymore--and here's why.

Greens gain steam in N.Y.

The Green Party's Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are surpassing all expectations in their campaign in New York state.

New life for the climate fight

The hope for action on climate change comes not from paralyzed heads of state, but from another welling up at the grassroots.

The climate march cynics

The criticisms of the climate march as "tame" and "symbolic" miss the importance of demonstrations like these in building future movements.

Why isn't UPS on trial?

The killings at a UPS facility in Alabama are a reminder of the effects of toxic working conditions and militaristic discipline.

Choosing slander over debate

Steven Salaita speaks at a press conference held in Urbana (Eric Ruder | SW)

A pro-Palestine professor fired by the University of Illinois speaks out about the drive to silence him and other critics of Israeli apartheid.

Turning a mom into a criminal

Jennifer Whalen is going to jail--because she decided to help her teenage daughter get an abortion.

In the Troy Davis book club

For the third anniversary of his execution, people around the country, including prisoners, are reading I Am Troy Davis.

Taking rape out of the shadows

A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

Getting the union moving

Members of a reform slate were elected onto the bargaining team for NYU's Graduate Student Organizing Committee.

These strikers won't back down

Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are on the picket line and getting support from students and parents--despite the district's threats.

UW contract deadline looms

Unions at the University of Washington have come together to fight for better working conditions and a living wage.

Another Colgate is possible

More than 500 Colgate University students came to together to be part of a 100-hour sit-in to oppose racism and discrimination.

Driving the poor from housing

The Seattle Housing Authority is proposing a rent increase of 500 percent over six years for some public-housing residents.

The NFL flip-flop-flippers

Football executives have no credibility with players, little credibility with fans and diminishing credibility with sponsors.

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Otra promesa rota

Obama rehusó para dar alivio a millones de indocumentados y prefirió aliviar la arena electoral de los demócratas más derechistas.

A war of terror and hate

It's the 21st-century version of the old recruiting poster: Uncle Sam wants hate Muslim "extremists" and trust him to go to war again.

The war through Afghan eyes

A US soldier training a military dog at a base in Helmand  (Mark Webster)

Journalist Anand Gopal's new book answers the many haunting questions that remain about the U.S. war on Afghanistan.

Obama's ever-expanding war

U.S. air strikes in Syria add another ingredient to the deadly mix of conflicts that is breeding violence and oppression in the Middle East.

Washington's selective outrage

The "growing threat of terrorism" is the Obama's administration's excuse for the latest drive to war in the Middle East.

Fighting back at Mexico's Poli

Students are mobilizing in huge numbers to defend Mexico's prestigious engineering university from neoliberal "reform."

Hong Kong in the streets

Hong Kong has taken to the streets to protest the lack of democracy and government corruption.

Stopping the school sellers

Despite the best efforts of the "consultants," a British community rebelled against the school privatizers--and won.

Mahienour is free!

A judge suspended the prison sentence of Egyptian socialist Mahienour El-Masry, who was jailed for violating Egypt's protest law.

Independent of austerity?

Many of the people who voted "yes" to Scottish independence appeared to mainly want independence from English austerity.

A bitter defeat in New Zealand

The center-right ruling party won a crushing victory in New Zealand's elections, handing Labour its worst result since the 1920s.

The tremors from Scotland

The significance of the referendum on independence from Britain will continue to be felt long after the voting is over.

Learning from Upton Park

The international character of today's cosmopolitan city is before our eyes all the time--and so is the potential for solidarity.

On the wrong side of the law

For many women--especially Black women--law enforcement is part of the problem, not the solution to domestic violence.

The poverty of culture

President Obama talks up his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative

The narrative of a "culture of poverty" is racist code used to dismiss the effects of structural inequality on African Americans.

From our archives

A victim-blaming system

Last year, Jen Roesch examined the horrifying facts about a gang rape in an Ohio town--and how it exposed the reality of rape today.

Views in brief

A desperate act at UPS | UPS pushed her out | Who's cashing in at UW? | Is Michfest changing? | Not just a Washington problem

What's a "real" Democrat?

Randy Credico did run a serious campaign in New York, but he's in the wrong party if he wants to fight for working people.

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