National

  • California is burning

    Scientists are issuing dire warnings about California's drought--but politicians and the media are avoiding the bigger questions about its causes.

  • Chicago's stop-and-frisk epidemic

    Chicago police stopped 250,000 people last summer, according to the ACLU, surpassing even the NYPD in racial profiling.

  • It's time to raise a racket

    The UAW has delivered contracts that are essentially non-union in scope and their economic impact on the auto workforce.

  • A 1,000-foot middle finger to affordable housing

    Some of Manhattan's swankiest luxury condo skyscrapers benefit from real estate tax breaks originally designed to generate affordable housing.

  • A pro-labor mayor for Chicago?

    Chicago unions are presenting mayoral candidate Chuy García as a champion of labor, but his record tells a different story.

  • The police are useless in the face of tragedy

    The death of an Oakland mother has shown once again that city officials' preferred solution to crime is no solution at all.

  • Madison on the march for Black lives

    In the weeks since teenager Tony Robinson was killed by a Madison police officer, thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice.

  • Asking questions about Chuy

    The fact that Rahm Emanuel is a menace to working people in Chicago doesn't make his challenger's campaign more progressive.

  • San Francisco's racist gang in blue

    As a deputy public defender in San Francisco, I'm not shocked that there is a white-power network among the police.

  • What we learned from de Blasio's first year

    A New York City socialist has a message for Chicago, where a mayoral runoff election pits a hated incumbent against a very different challenger.

  • Running Illinois like a banker

    Union members traveled to the state capital to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to slash social spending and workers' rights.

  • March is for changing mascots

    A Wisconsin college basketball player is using a newfound national platform to demand justice for Native Americans.

  • Noel's family is keeping the struggle alive

    Thanks to solidarity and support, Los Angeles-area families of police murder victims are finding the strength to stand up and demand justice.

  • Solidarity wins at Rutgers

    Faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers University overcame an intransigent management to win a tentative agreement.

  • Clinton isn't hiding her real crimes

    The Republicans claim that Hillary Clinton has a lot to hide in her e-mails, but her real crimes against humanity are there for all to see.

  • Linking arms to protect New York schools

    Parents, students and teachers in New York City stood outside 300 schools to defend public education from Cuomo's attack.

  • Naked, unarmed and still shot dead

    Police in suburban Atlanta killed an unarmed Black man who struggled with mental illness, sparking a string of protests.

  • Boston Pride abandons solidarity

    A victory for LGBTQ groups to be in the St. Patrick's Day Parade is being marred by the continued exclusion of antiwar groups.

  • An epidemic of deadly anti-trans violence

    At least 10 trans women have been killed since the start of 2015, a fact that should sound the alarm about anti-trans violence.

  • Denying Cuomo his test data

    The movement to opt out of Common Core tests reached new highs in New York last year--and this year looks even better.

  • Opting in for real learning

    We're seeing the confidence of parents, students and teachers to act on their beliefs and refuse standardized testing in a way that's truly unprecedented.

  • Why are they targeting Sawant?

    The Urban League is going after the only leftist and the only woman of color on the Seattle City Council.

  • Who's being attacked in Ferguson?

    The right wing is out to smear protesters and the Black Lives Matter movement after a shooting that injured two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • A victory for NYU grad employees

    Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at New York University set a milestone for labor with their contract agreement.

  • Pregnant and still shackled

    It has been illegal to shackle incarcerated pregnant women in New York since 2009, but prison officials routinely flout the law.