National

  • 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.

  • Obama lied and families cried

    A deportation hours before the president vowed to "fix the system" reveals the broken lives behind Obama's broken promises.

  • Boom and bust in San Francisco

    San Francisco's skyrocketing rents are pricing working-class people out of the city--and leading to a wave of evictions.

  • Ebola and the epidemic of fear

    One week after the first U.S. case of Ebola was diagnosed, racism and scaremongering have spread infinitely faster than the disease itself.

  • A Texas union stands with Salaita

    The Texas State Employees Union general assembly unanimously passed a resolution in support of fired professor Steven Salaita.

  • Protecting the university, failing rape survivors

    College administrators are being exposed for their incompetence, negligence and outright hostility to students who make sexual assault complaints.

  • Project Gentrify in Oakland

    City leaders and real estate barons want to redevelop West Oakland, but there's only one problem: people already live there.

  • What we want after the march

    The only possible world for our children is the one that we wrestle from the hands of those who are poisoning the present.

  • 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.