Mike Brown's mother, Lesley McFadden, mourning her son's death (Brett Myers | Youth Radio)

Making sure the world remembers Mike Brown

The powerful public funeral for Mike Brown turned out thousands of people--and raised questions about the next steps in this struggle.

What divides Black America?

The revolt in Ferguson has been politically polarizing among African Americans--with the fault lines reflecting class differences.

We are all watching Ferguson

The police shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., caused shock waves across the U.S.--and inspired solidarity actions.

Ferguson is a test

It might not be on the new Common Core exams, but the killing of Michael Brown is a test for our nation's schools nonetheless.

Solidarity with Mike's family

The family of Troy Davis, an innocent man put to death by the state of Georgia, extends its sympathy and solidarity.

Standing up for NYPD victims

Thousands of protesters marched in Staten Island to demand justice for Eric Garner and other victims of police brutality.

Putting Larry's killer on trial

Austin, Texas, Detective Charles Kleinert is finally on trial for the killing of Larry Jackson, committed over a year ago.

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Obama's new war in Iraq

The U.S. government is intensifying its military intervention in Iraq--and flirting with one in Syria--with the claim of "humanitarian" concerns.

Israel continues the slaughter

Israel is again raining terror from the skies over Gaza, even as it persists in claiming that its "precision" strikes are a "proportionate" response.

UIUC's bankrupt case

University officials have broken their silence, but their justifications for the firing of Steven Salaita are even more disturbing.

Battling the censors at UIUC

Students, alumni and faculty gathered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to demand reinstatement for Steven Salaita.

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Republicans Mitch McConnell and John Boehner

The political momentum is with Republicans going into the 2014 midterm elections--and Democrats have no one to blame for it but themselves.

Getting justice into the pipeline

The People's Climate March is set to be a center for activists from around the world to raise their voices against climate change.

Waiting for justice

A new report from Amnesty International documents torture and extrajudicial killings by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Profits come before patriotism

Barack Obama has discovered that U.S. multinationals pledge allegiance to their bottom line, not the good old U.S.A.

Kollontai rediscovered

A recently republished biography of Alexandra Kollontai offers an important examination of the contributions of this important revolutionary.


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In this extended series of articles on the politics of international socialism, Paul D'Amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism, looks in detail at the ISO's "Where We Stand" statement.

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Confronting the facts

Sports fans cheering the Little League World Series champions should think about the sports hero they're named after.

Artists and writers for Mike

We condemn the police murder of Michael Brown and unconditionally support all the protesters of Ferguson.

Pure propaganda for the police

A hopelessly biased and myopic CNN segment reduced the militarization of police departments to one bank robbery.

The roots of racism and revolt

A shrine for Mike Brown on the street where he was killed in Ferguson (Eric Ruder | SW)

The racism and inequality woven into Ferguson's history created the conditions for both Mike Brown's murder and the powerful protests against it.

A civil liberties emergency

An ACLU staffer present at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., describes the routine violations of basic rights that he's witnessed.

Where is labor in Ferguson?

It is imperative that unions reach out to African Americans as partners in the struggle for economic and social rights.

Their false calls for "peace"

The responsibility for the nightly chaos in Ferguson, Mo. lies with the police--and with the political leaders who order them into action.

Racism killed Mike Brown

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's essay on Ferguson focused powerfully on the issue of class inequality--but he left something out.

Assassinated a second time

He was shot down by a police officer on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Then the media took aim, and he was assassinated all over again.

Scenes from a city in revolt

A collection of photos taken in Ferguson, Mo., provides a glimpse of the popular resistance to police violence.

Keeping apartheid at Bay

Some 1,500 people marched on the Port of Oakland to stop the unloading of an Israeli-owned ship (Jeremy Tully | SW)

Protests by Palestine solidarity activists and action by Oakland port workers stopped the unloading of an Israeli-owned ship.

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De Palestina a Ferguson

Palestinos expresan su solidaridad con el pueblo de Ferguson, en su lucha contra la ocupación policial.

Translating from the Zionism

The actor and playwright responds to an newspaper ad directed at whipping up pro-Israel support in Hollywood.

A matter of academic freedom

A professor in Turkey has been charged with libel for criticizing a local political leader and his municipal policies.

Seeing through the chairman

Pierre Ryckmans was one of the few authors on the left during the 1960s and '70s to criticize China's Cultural Revolution.

Why is the U.S. bombing Iraq?

The new intervention in Iraq is driven by imperialist interests, not the "humanitarian" concerns stated by U.S. leaders.

Syria's struggle for freedom

Syrian revolutionaries are in need of support as they confront the violence of the regime--and of reactionary jihadist groups.

An epidemic aided by poverty

Residents of a quarantined community in Sierra Leone sit in a crowded treatment center (Cyprien Fabre)

The rapid and widespread character of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is directly connected to systemic inequality.

The crimes of Rick Perry

The prospect of the Texas Republican governor facing criminal charges is enough to being a smile to any progressive's face.

Jewish voices for justice

Recent demonstrations have heard passionate calls for support for BDS from Jewish writers, academics and more.

Support floods in for Salaita

A public campaign in support the fired pro-Palestinian professor Steven Salaita has generated more than 15,000 signatures.

The PRI sides with the cartels

Mexico's government is carrying out repression against self-defense groups fighting the Knights Templar narco-cartel.

When Benton Harbor exploded

In June 2003, Alan Maass and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor reported on an uprising against police in a Michigan city.

A cosmic joy to watch

The movie Guardians of the Galaxy is a good-natured, funny and unapologetically escapist summer spectacle.

Consistently against bigotry

There is no evidence for the claim that the left is becoming desensitized to anti-Semitism or giving bigots a pass.

A pass for anti-Semitism?

Our approach to oppression has always been that responsibility for racism never belongs to the oppressed group.

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