Opinion

  • The "don't vote for what you want" campaign

    Clinton supporters are worried about Bernie Sanders not because he's turning off voters with his radicalism--but because he's attracting them.

  • Year of the renegades?

    Election 2016 is really just getting started, but it is already producing big surprises--in ways that are both frightening and exciting for the left.

  • Sliding toward a slump?

    The financial turmoil already this year has revived fears of another recession--even though workers are still suffering the effects of the last one.

  • Resistance in a year of fear

    The horrors of the past months shouldn't stop us from remembering that 2015 was also a year when large numbers looked for a left alternative.

  • They don't want to hear our free speech

    Conservatives are responding to campus protests with a tired old smear--that "coddled" students are threatening the right to free speech.

  • What kind of "just transition"?

    We need a movement strong enough to force big changes in the way humans produce and consume energy. But what kind of changes?

  • Keeping the system safe from democracy

    They say 2016 will be an "outsider" election, but the Democrats have a long history of making sure Washington is run by two insider parties.

  • Controversy over a quote from the past

    A photo shoot featuring actors from the new film Suffragette has stirred an intense Internet debate. What's the dispute about?

  • Where do socialists belong?

    There is an ongoing discussion on the left assessing the experience of revolutionaries who have taken part in broad left formations.

  • Another world is worth getting organized for

    Despite being written off, socialism is in the air these days. That’s a start, but we need to build the political forces that can make it a real alternative.

  • Who made Donald Trump go red in the face?

    The artist whose portrait of Donald Trump went viral explains why she thinks the painting struck an international nerve.

  • The market madness that means trouble ahead

    The turmoil on global stock markets is focusing attention on the instability of a world economy plagued by weaknesses and contradictions.

  • Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections

    Confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and political candidates have cast a light on the movement's politics and the challenges it faces.

  • Woven into the fabric of capitalism

    The socialist project in the U.S. will only be successful if it is accompanied by a struggle against racism and for Black liberation.

  • Year one of Black Lives Matter

    In the year since Mike Brown was murdered and the city of Ferguson erupted in protest, so much has changed--and not nearly enough has changed.

  • The root of climate change

    Political and business leaders won't address global warming because they won't admit that it is driven by the logic of capitalism.

  • The history of a victory

    The Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage is a big step forward--and further evidence that "Without struggle, there is no progress."

  • Why isn't that racist flag already gone?

    Even some Republicans admit the Confederate flag is an insult to the victims of racist mass murder--but it's still flying in South Carolina.

  • The fossil fuel subsidy scam

    The equivalent of 6.5 percent of global GDP is being poured into an industry that is driving the world to catastrophe.

  • Solidarity is how we win

    The struggles to make Black Lives Matter and win social justice for LGBTQ people aren't separate, but interconnected.

  • Hijacking the Anthropocene

    Under the guise of environmentalism, the Breakthrough Institute pushes pro-business non-solutions to climate change.

  • Bringing Marxism to a new generation

    The Socialism 2015 conference is an important political gathering for radicals from around the country and beyond.

  • Fighting racism and the limits of "ally-ship"

    Two socialists examine the concept of "ally-ship"--and argue that we need to go beyond it in the anti-racist struggle.

  • We express our solidarity

    As Muslims, we stand in solidarity with those calling for justice, transparency and police accountability.

  • A champion for the other side

    Hillary Clinton's handlers are retouching her out-of touch image as her presidential campaign starts--but does anyone buy it?