National

  • Bleeding California dry

    California's drought crisis is only getting worse--but some of the state's residents are being affected far worse than others.

  • Governor Union-buster goes for Washington

    Two Wisconsinites explain what the rest of us need to know about Gov. Scott Walker and his campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.

  • Resisting a manufactured crisis

    Hundreds gathered for a Chicago Board of Education meeting to protest the endless budget cuts hitting the city's public schools.

  • What did they do to Sandra Bland?

    Family and friends refuse to accept the official story about how Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail--and are pointing the finger at police racism.

  • A Fight for 15 breakthrough in New York

    A state-appointed board in New York has recommended that workers at national fast-food chains get a $15 minimum wage.

  • Exploiting a tragedy to bash immigrants

    The California political establishment is exploiting a random shooting to try to roll back important protections for immigrants.

  • A wound that will never heal

    The sister of a 37-year-old father of seven killed by police in Washington state talks about her family's struggle for justice.

  • Burlington says no to del Pozo

    More than 130 people turned out to oppose the appointment of a new police chief who has endorsed racist policies in the past.

  • What they call terrorism--and what they don't

    The media didn't need to know anything besides the suspect's religion to declare the shootings in Tennessee to be an act of "domestic terrorism."

  • Victory will come when we get justice

    New York City protesters marked the one-year anniversary of the police murder of Eric Garner with a series of protests.

  • How Chicago schools went broke on purpose

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking advantage of the city's budget problems to impose further cutbacks on the public school system.

  • Too big to prosecute, but not too big to defend

    Attorney General Eric Holder is going back to his old job--representing many of the Wall Street firms that wrecked the economy.

  • Ending the deportation nation

    The activist who confronted Barack Obama at a White House Pride Month event explains what she hoped to accomplish.

  • He was a death row survivor

    Dave Keaton, the first death row prisoner exonerated in the modern era of capital punishment, died at the age of 63.

  • Is he too disgusting even for Republicans?

    Donald Trump isn't the first politician to whip up a xenophobic hysteria for political gain--and he sure won't be the last.

  • The torture of solitary

    Solitary confinement and brutal prison conditions translated into a death sentence for Kalief Brown, who took his own life.

  • The social construction of race

    Recognizing the fiction of race is necessary to understand the realities of racism and capitalism--and the possibility of liberation.

  • America's firing line

    The frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. has people around the world wondering, "What is it with Americans and guns?"

  • A civil rights victory long in the making

    The Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage was a sweeping victory in the decades-long struggle to recognize the humanity of LGBT people.

  • They need to free Bree

    Sign a petition to support the antiracist activists who took down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds.

  • They can't fight for themselves

    Feras Morad and Hector Morejon were unarmed, but Long Beach police killed them anyway. Their families are fighting back.

  • Ignoring the real roots of American violence

    The Charleston massacre has millions wondering what can be done--but the political and media establishment aren't offering real answers.

  • Why did de Blasio capitulate?

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to hire some 1,300 new cops is another sign that he's no progressive savior.

  • Arrested by a racist in Seattle

    An activist who was racially profiled, falsely arrested and brutalized speaks out for the right to organize and demonstrate.

  • Responsible for a witch hunt

    The spotlight is back on top U.S. officials from the Bush years for their role in the post-9/11 persecution of Arabs and Muslims.