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Participants in the Powershift conference march in Pittsburgh in 2013 (Shadia Fayne Wood | Project Survival Media)

We need a system change to stop climate change

With the People's Climate March coming up this week, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement looks at the challenges we face.

Either jobs or the planet?

Organized labor's traditional attitude has been: If the environment gains, then workers must be losing. But it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

The UN's dismal failure

The People's Climate March this week will confront the latest in a series of UN summits that have accomplished nothing.

Five lessons from the heartland

Protesters defend Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Here are some practical and political lessons to be drawn from the movement to get Steven Salaita reinstated in his job.

A breakthrough moment?

Israel's war on Gaza created the potential to turn the cause of Palestine into a mass movement--if we can seize the moment.

Teachers strike looms in Ohio

With their threat to strike, teachers in the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are taking a stand against corporate school "reform."

A strike lit the way at Juno

Workers at the Juno Lighting Group manufacturing facility outside Chicago ended a five-day strike with a victory.

People's Climate March and Climate Convergence | New York City | September 19-21

Justice delayed in Ferguson?

If public officials in St. Louis County get their way, justice for Mike Brown will be a very long time in coming--if it comes at all.

Innocent on death row

Two North Carolina men have been proven innocent and freed after 30 years in prison, and their case is adding to calls to abolish the death penalty.

Holding the police accountable

One of the Chicago Police Department's top commanders is facing felony charges and could soon be sitting in a jail cell.

Reparations, not incarceration

Two Green Party candidates in New York state are calling for radical changes in the failed policies of the U.S. "war on drugs."

From Our Archive

Killed by the injustice system

Three years ago, the state of Georgia murdered an innocent man in cold blood--but Troy Anthony Davis will never be forgotten.

More top articles of the week

What's at stake in Scotland?

Two articles from the rs21 website consider the factors at play in today's referendum on independence for Scotland.

Will the clinics stay open?

The notorious Texas anti-abortion law is facing a legal challenge--but a lot of damage has already been done to abortion rights.

Causing trouble for Cuomo

An unexpectedly strong Democratic primary challenge showed the brewing discontent with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The lies they told about safety

If GM is ever made to pay for its deadly negligence, the government agency in charge of regulating it should pay, too.


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The politics of the ISO

Where We Stand: The Politics of the ISO

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.

People's Climate March and Climate Convergence | New York City | September 19-21

Another broken promise

President Obama on the campaign trail

Obama abandoned executive action on immigration after moderate Democrats kicked up a fuss ahead of midterm elections.

The "war on terror" on repeat

If the threat of al-Qaeda served to animate the "war on terror" in 2001, today, the Islamic State is the justification for war.

The disaster they caused

Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

Protests, profits and Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to run rampant because of the failure of the West to provide needed aid.

The Yes side's secret weapon

English political leaders are alternating between begging and open threats in urging Scotland not to vote for independence.

Mexico's energy "reform" con

Mexico's ruling class won an important point on their neoliberal agenda with the Senate's passage of energy privatization.

UIUC should right its wrong

Steven Salaita spoke publicly for the first time since his university fired him for his "uncivil" tweets criticizing Israel's war crimes.

Boston drivers won't give in

Dozens of drivers have lost their jobs and a union activist has been arrested in the drive to break Boston's bus drivers' union.

Shore leave for capital

A new book by John Urry called Offshoring presents a concise history of a quarter-century of globalization.

UPS tries to "shape change"

UPS had to respond to the tumult and discontent of the 1960s, but Big Brown did its best to "shape change" in its interests.

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Una lucha en todo lugar

Tras la rebelión en Ferguson, Missouri, millones de personas por todo el país nunca verán el racismo y la violencia policial de la misma manera.

Telling the NFL: "No more"

It took CBS sports anchor James Brown to finally explain why the NFL better start taking domestic violence seriously.

The challenges left unmet

Youth won't be prepared for the future with the wrong educational theory and dysfunctional economics they're being fed.

Our struggle won't be silenced

The battle for academic freedom and Palestine solidarity is coming to a head with a critical moment for fired UIUC professor Steven Salaita.

Janay Rice re-victimized

Among the questions asked after the release of a video showing Ray Rice committing assault, one was glaringly missing.

Kick the frackers out

The New York governor's race is providing an opportunity to campaign against the disastrous practice of fracking.

Michfest is dying from bigotry

A bigoted policy excluding transgender women threatens the future of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

Who is killing the planet?

A Greenpeace activists sits at the top of a power plant

The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

"Civility" versus solidarity

Supporters of Israel are calling for "civility" on campus--as a way to police of any discourse or activism critical of Zionism.

I: Developing a new practice

In the wake of the 1917 Russian Revolution, socialists initiated anti-racist activism aimed at fighting for Black equality.

II: Prioritizing the struggle

The Workers Party of the 1920s made fighting racism a priority by challenging the Klan and calling for racial equality in unions.

III: Anti-racist internationalism

Socialists in early 20th century America linked revolution at home with successful uprisings by workers in colonized nations.

Trans women are women

If trans and intersex women can't find "safe space" in the women's rights or queer communities, where can they go?

Views in brief

Standing with low-wage workers | Mistaken about Michfest | The Deep Green Resistance alternative | Meat-eating kills the planet | Not in the name of survivors

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