• 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.

  • We need real jobs on the South Side

    Dozens of Black construction workers picketed a site at the University of Chicago to demand good-paying jobs.

  • The American way of racism that made a killer

    Dylann Roof’s mass murder in Charleston exposes the racist rot at the heart of America—and those who profit from it, politically and financially.

  • Charleston and the crucible of race and class

    The terrorist killings in a Black church is the product of 400 years of slavery, segregation and racist violence that still shapes life and labor today.

  • Confronting racist violence for two centuries

    To know the story of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is to be in awe of its historic resilience.

  • The ugly business of immigrant detention

    Talk about immigration "reform" may have stalled, but the the detention and deportation machine is running at full speed.

  • Affordable housing at risk again in NYC

    Nearly 2 million families in New York City are awaiting a deal in the state capital to restore the protections of rent stabilization.

  • Unraveling the Rachel Dolezal controversy

    The story of Rachel Dolezal--and the many responses to it--tell us a lot about how race is understood and misunderstood in this country.

  • Torture was the rule

    Newly declassified documents shed light on the CIA's detention and torture programs as the "war on terror" began.

  • The now-you-hear-it, now-you-don't populist

    When Hillary Clinton tells low-wage workers that she wants to be their "champions" in the Fight for 15, no one should believe it for a second.

  • Fear wave stalks Gotham!!

    A small increase in some crimes has the New York media and police advocates whipping up a hysteria about the return of the "bad old days."

  • My 5-year-old scraps the MAP

    The Seattle School District wanted my kindergartener son to take a standardized test. He joined the opt-out struggle instead.

  • Meet the victims of mass incarceration

    A prison justice activist recounts her trip with three dozen family members to visit their loved ones locked away inside an Illinois prison.

  • The CTU rallies for a contract and a lot more

    Thousands of red-shirted Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters took to the streets to demand a fair contract.

  • Justice for Albert Woodfox and the Angola 3

    A man who has spent four decades in solitary confinement deserves nothing less than immediate and unconditional release.

  • Fighting for the wages we deserve

    The Burlington City Council backed a resolution calling on HowardCenter to pay direct-care service providers a living wage.

  • Confronting the incarceration nation

    Mass incarceration is a system of social control based on racism, but its hold extends over the entire working class population of the U.S.