Iowa State University students stand up to racism on their campus (Max Goldberg)

How anger at campus racism boiled over

Students on dozens of campuses took action in November, both in solidarity with Missouri students and to make demands of their own.

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Paris climate summit

What kind of "just transition"?

We need a movement strong enough to force big changes in the way humans produce and consume energy. But what kind of changes?

For the right to demonstrate

France's New Anti-capitalist Party spoke out against the government's violent crackdown on climate justice protests.

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Oregon deserves a fight for 15

Support for a $15 an hour minimum wage has grown, yet some Oregon labor leaders are backing down a fight to win it.

Taking on racism at Fordham

A series of racist incidents at a Catholic university in the Bronx is spurring discussion and activism among students and faculty.

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A cold-blooded police murder

The videotaped execution of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago cop is sparking outrage around the world, and days of protests in Chicago.

A racist attack on BLM

Opponents of racism and police violence are speaking out after a shooting by white supremacists left five protesters injured.

On the road for justice

The eruption of protest over a police murder in Minneapolis continues following a highway blockade led to over 50 arrests.

Thanksgiving double standards

The celebration of a founding myth based on compassion for newcomers rings hollow considering the treatment of Syrian refugees.

Caused by anti-abortion hate

The massacre at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic shows how the right's attack on abortion rights has unleashed a torrent of hate.

Another victim in ICE's war

Agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency

The detention of a Bronx man after a bogus arrest shows ICE is continuing its draconian enforcement, despite Obama's promises.

We stand with Steven Salaita

The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel declares its solidarity with the wrongly fired professor.

I'll always condemn injustice

Personal remedy is meaningless if the conditions that caused my firing remain intact at the University of Illinois and elsewhere.

Fired up in the Chicago cold

Thousands of people rallied on a cold but festive weeknight evening to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Chicago Teachers Union.

High-stakes battle in Chicago

Chicago teachers are mobilizing for a new contract against threats of layoffs and budget cuts that would devastate public schools.

Labor's "big bang"?

The struggle for a $15-an-hour minimum wage could be the opportunity to finally revitalize the U.S. labor movement.

Nurses fight for union security

The Washington State Nurses Association picketed a Seattle hospital over demands for a fair contract and "fair share" representation.

On hunger strike in Texas

Dozens of immigrant women in an infamous detention center in Texas are going without food to protest inhumane conditions.

A day to give thanks?

The myths about the "first Thanksgiving" are meant to sanitize history and turn the conquest of the Americas into a benign national origin story.

The Black Bolsheviks

A leaflet to recruit to the African Blood Brotherhood

A century ago, Cyril Briggs founded the African Blood Brotherhood, the foundation for a generation of Black socialists in the U.S.

A life stolen for oil

Twenty years after his state murder, Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa's fight against environmental exploitation goes on.

Socialism? Like in Sweden?

Two writers examine the model that Bernie Sanders looks to--and conclude that socialism needs to be much more radical.

A working-class troubadour

One hundred years after his murder by the state, we're still celebrating the revolutionary activism and music of Wobbly Joe Hill.

Water can't be for sale

A mass protest in Cochabamba, Bolivia, against a 200 percent increase in water bills

The co-author of a new book talks about the struggle to democratically control water resources--and its impact on class struggle.

Our climate call will be heard

The movement for ecological justice faces another challenge of making our voices heard at the upcoming United Nations climate summit.

Why Paris' past isn't really past

The terrorist attacks in Paris were called the deadliest violence in France since the war, but that leaves out another terrible massacre.

A state of endless war

In response to the Paris attacks, the French government is pursuing the same courses of action that helped spawn terrorism.

On the death of a neighbor

We are going to see how strong the fabric of Takoma Park is--whether we can stand in the name of what Anita Datar believed.

Taking on anti-refugee bigotry

More than 1,000 people raised their voices in Boston to defend Syrian refugees after Republican governors called for denying them entry.

Challenging war and racism

The International Socialist Organization expresses its opposition to the horrific attacks in Paris and to the drive for more war and repression.

Using fear for political gain

Amid the outpouring of solidarity after the Paris attacks, conservative politicians want to know: What do we get out of it?

Our rulers want a blank check

François Hollande and Barack Obama at a celebration of D-Day in France

If we don't challenge the myths and lies of the "war on terror," political leaders have their pretext for spreading violence and shredding civil liberties.

Turning Paris' tragedy into war

Our horror at the carnage that was taking place around us in Paris was compounded by a recognition of what would come next.

The goals of Popular Unity

A Greek socialist lays out the challenges ahead in the face of an austerity government that still speaks in the name of the left.

Save Ashraf Fayadh

A Palestinian refugee poet living in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court for his creative expression.

Genocide ravages the Tamils

The violence against the Tamil population of Sri Lanka has been going on since the 1940s--and continues to this day.

Struggle in the streets of Seoul

South Korea's largest protests since 2008 sent a message of resistance against the government's conservative program.

A witch-hunt victim's revenge

It's a welcome turn of events when a persecuted communist is the affable hero of a Hollywood movie against McCarthyism.

Reforma y revolución

En la lucha colectiva por reformas, la clase obrera se radicaliza y adquiere una idea de su propio poder.

¡En vivo, desde NY: Un racista!

Cientos de activistas protestaron la aparición de Donald Trump como anfitrión invitado en Saturday Night Live.

Terror, racismo y guerra

La Organización Socialista Internacional expresa su oposición el horrible ataque en París y a los llamados por más guerra y represión.

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