National

  • The de Blasio balance sheet

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office on a wave of progressive hope. After six months, what has he accomplished?

  • Poor people: Use the rear door

    Why would a Manhattan building with a separate, rear entrance for low-income people--a "poor door"--receive city subsidies?

  • Locking the poor out

    A new plan punishes public-housing residents by raising rents as an incentive to work--whether or not there are jobs available.

  • The refugees are welcome here

    Activists are mobilizing across the Southwest to confront anti-immigrant groups and counter their message of hate.

  • How can we protect our clinics?

    Since the Supreme Court's ruling against buffer zones, reproductive rights activists are debating how to stop the right.

  • Children made victims twice over

    Sending youth refugees back to the countries they're fleeing ignores the causes of their migration--in particular, U.S. policies.

  • Talking about abortion

    Let's act like having an abortion is a perfectly acceptable option to consider. Let's act like women do have a choice.

  • Murdered on the streets of Staten Island

    New York City cops killed Eric Garner in broad daylight--and now people across the city and beyond are reacting with grief and anger.

  • Sixty years and still segregated

    Six decades after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, racial inequities still need to be addressed directly.

  • A flood of bigotry about the border

    The twisted response in Washington to the surge of detentions of migrant children comes down to this: Deport them or deport them faster.

  • Gaza, we hear your cry

    From Seattle to Philadelphia, Palestinian families, students and solidarity activists took to the streets to condemn Israel's war crimes.

  • Climate change distractions?

    An author and ecosocialist activist responds to criticisms that the left puts forward "environmental catastrophism."

  • No justice in his court

    Supporters of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh are calling for the pro-Israel judge in her case to recuse himself.

  • Racially profiled by the National Spy Agency

    New revelations based on information from NSA leaker Edward Snowden expose how the government targeted Muslims for surveillance.

  • Texas sets a date to murder an innocent man

    The Campaign to End the Death Penalty has issued a call to action to stop Rodney Reed from being put to death in Texas.

  • Lifting up the Bay Area

    Campaigns to win minimum-wage measures in Oakland and other Bay Area cities could set a new tone for the struggle.

  • Can the teachers' unions come back?

    The NEA and AFT conventions this month come amid a growing debate over how teachers' unions can resist corporate education reform.

  • Is being pro-Palestine a crime?

    Los Angeles police assaulted a well-known Palestinian rights activist as he interviewed supporters of Israel at their picket.

  • Children forced on a dangerous journey

    It is an indictment of U.S. government policy that thousands of young migrants, in their teens and younger, are treated as criminals and undesirables.

  • Fighting the pipeline menace

    The American ruling class is invested in finishing the Keystone pipeline--but the fight against it has continued building.

  • The end of a decade-old witch hunt

    Sami Al-Arian--one of the most shocking examples of the federal government's persecution of Arabs and Muslims--may finally see some justice.

  • The "freedom" to deny women health care

    With its decision in a case involving insurance coverage of birth control, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against women, workers and science.

  • Poverty in the City by the Bay

    Rapidly rising inequality is pushing poor people to the margins of San Francisco's economy of, by and for the rich.

  • Why has Rasmea Odeh been targeted?

    The U.S. government wants to prosecute a 67-year-old Palestinian-American community activist and teacher.

  • Breaking out of the two-party (ballot) box

    A space is opening up in mainstream politics to the left of the Democratic Party for the first time since 2000. So what is to be done about it?