National

  • The left Democrat mirage

    Remember when liberals were celebrating a new crop of heroes like Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio? Not so much anymore--and here's why.

  • The Greens are gaining steam in New York

    The Green Party's Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are surpassing all expectations in their campaign in New York state.

  • Getting the union moving at NYU

    Members of a reform slate were elected onto the bargaining team for NYU's Graduate Student Organizing Committee.

  • The university chose censorship over debate

    A pro-Palestine professor fired by the University of Illinois speaks out about the drive to silence him and other critics of Israeli apartheid.

  • New life for the climate justice struggle

    The hope for action on climate change comes not from paralyzed heads of state, but from another welling up at the grassroots.

  • Why isn't UPS on trial?

    The killings at a UPS facility in Alabama are a reminder of the effects of toxic working conditions and militaristic discipline.

  • Against the climate march cynics

    The criticisms of the climate march as "tame" and "symbolic" miss the importance of demonstrations like these in building future movements.

  • Turning a mother into a criminal

    Jennifer Whalen is going to jail--because she decided to help her teenage daughter get an abortion.

  • On the wrong side of the law

    For many women--especially Black women--law enforcement is part of the problem, not the solution to domestic violence.

  • I am in the Troy Davis book club

    For the third anniversary of his execution, people around the country, including prisoners, are reading I Am Troy Davis.

  • Driving the poor from public housing

    The Seattle Housing Authority is proposing a rent increase of 500 percent over six years for some public-housing residents.

  • Moving rape out of the shadows at Columbia

    A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

  • UW contract deadline looms

    Unions at the University of Washington have come together to fight for better working conditions and a living wage.

  • The climate justice call echoes across the globe

    As many as 300,000 marched in New York City in the largest of thousands of events held to call for real action on climate change--before it's too late.

  • Which way will Karen Lewis run?

    The despised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a re-election challenge--but will his likely opponent live up to her radical reputation?

  • 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.

  • The obstruction-of-justice system 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.

  • 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."

  • How many more innocent men 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.

  • Five lessons from the heartland

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

  • Causing trouble for Cuomo

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

  • We need 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.

  • Only protest will hold 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.

  • Will the clinics stay open in Texas?

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

  • Intimidation won't stop the fight for Palestine

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