National

  • Why teachers are backing Hawkins-Jones

    The Green Party's Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are breaking new ground for independent politics in New York.

  • They rule, but we can fight

    A new book by Paul Street shows how the rich have created a "second Gilded Age"--and also caused a fightback.

  • Ferguson's resistance continues to echo

    A march in Boston shows how the resistance following Mike Brown's murder has galvanized a new generation of activists.

  • We need clinic defenders

    Abortion rights activists need to make our voices heard at the clinics, so we can regain some of the ground lost to the right.

  • The Jeffco rebels

    A right-wing school board in Colorado has provoked an eruption of walkouts and sick-outs by students and teachers.

  • Let us graduate, let us educate

    A walkout at Seattle's Garfield High forced the school district to back off its threat to cut one teacher in a core subject area.

  • Standing up for Philly teachers

    Thousands flooded the street in front of the Philadelphia school district headquarters to protest an attack on teachers.

  • Smears won't stop the struggle for justice

    Mike Brown is being subjected to more slanders--but a new generation of activists who have emerged around this case are keeping up the fight.

  • The Working Families Party charade unravels

    New York's Working Families Party hands progressive votes to Democrats with the false promise of providing an alternative.

  • The poll tax is back in Texas

    The Supreme Court gave a green light to a Texas law that could prevent hundreds of thousands of Blacks and Latinos from voting.

  • This won't be another playground for the rich

    A viral video of a soccer field confrontation has revealed the growing resentment and resistance to gentrification in San Francisco.

  • A gag rule aimed at Mumia

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to push through an outrageous attack on the free speech rights of prisoners and their supporters.

  • A left-wing alternative for Oakland mayor

    Only one candidate has stood out from the grey blur of Democrats running for mayor of Oakland: civil rights attorney Dan Siegel.

  • The progressive face of a regressing party

    Elizabeth Warren's speeches may sound good, but her main role is to put a populist façade on a party that stands for preserving corporate power.

  • The first steps to take on Ebola

    National Nurses United is fighting to protect front-line health care workers against a system that isn't prepared for Ebola.

  • The real cause for alarm: For-profit health care

    What we know about the Ebola outbreak in Texas should frighten us about the problems of the U.S. health care system.

  • Two laws for the two New Yorks

    Bill de Blasio passed a law guaranteeing paid sick days to much fanfare--but businesses that violate it get off easy.

  • Pinkwashing at The Advocate

    The Advocate refused to run my article on Israel's pinkwashing after seeking to remove words like "apartheid" and "occupation."

  • Ferguson means fight back

    The courageous resistance shown after the police murder of Mike Brown has inspired solidarity from far beyond Missouri.

  • Not a moment, but a movement

    Thousands of people gathered in downtown St. Louis as part of Ferguson October--to carry on the struggle against racism and police murder.

  • Putting pregnant teens on trial

    The restrictions on minors seeking abortion in Alabama are linked to the right's crusade to destroy women's rights around the U.S.

  • Steven Salaita is speaking out

    Steven Salaita, the professor fired for his tweets denouncing Israel's war on Gaza, spoke at four campuses in Chicago.

  • Why is Burge free while his victims suffer?

    The head Chicago police torturer is free after less than four years in prison--while some of his victims are still behind bars.

  • Gunned down for being Black in Walmart

    Anti-racist activists are sitting in at a police station in an Ohio town to demand justice for John Crawford, killed by a police officer in a Walmart.

  • From enemy to lesser evil?

    The CTU endorsement of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn highlights the Democrats' continued hold on even militant unions.