Opinion

  • The American way of violence and injustice

    When those in power preach at us to be peaceful, what they really mean is they don't want us to challenge their authority to be violent.

  • From hope to nope

    Election 2014 wasn't a warm embrace of Republican policies, but a cold shoulder to the Democrats and a rejection of the narrow options for voters.

  • Republican zealots and Democratic pushovers

    The real question isn't how Republicans ran away with this year's elections--it's how Barack Obama and the Democrats gave them away.

  • Our votes on November 4

    SW points out the elections and initiatives where you can send a message in favor of political independence and social justice.

  • Setting the record straight about SEIU 1021

    An ISO member in the Bay Area answers a critique that he and SEIU Local 1021 promoted concessions and shilled for San Francisco's mayor.

  • Blaming everything but the real causes

    Solidarity, not scapegoating--that's what is needed to confront the threat of Ebola and to counter the racist victim-blaming going on in Washington.

  • This day celebrates an enemy

    The historical record is clear about Christopher Columbus' barbarism. So why is there still a federal holiday to honor him?

  • What moved the Court on marriage equality?

    What would lead a Supreme Court stacked with conservative justices to make a decision that furthers the cause of same-sex marriage?

  • A war of terror and hate

    It's the 21st-century version of the old recruiting poster: Uncle Sam wants you...to hate Muslim "extremists" and trust him to go to war again.

  • The poverty of culture

    The narrative of a "culture of poverty" is racist code used to dismiss the effects of structural inequality on African Americans.

  • The challenges left unmet

    Youth won't be prepared for the future with the wrong educational theory and dysfunctional economics they're being fed.

  • The U.S. won't fix the disaster it caused in Iraq

    Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

  • Michfest is dying from bigotry

    A bigoted policy excluding transgender women threatens the future of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

  • Whose consumption is killing the planet?

    The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

  • A struggle for justice everywhere

    Around the U.S., there are millions of people who will never think about police violence and racism the same way after the uprising in Ferguson.

  • What divides Black America?

    The revolt in Ferguson has been politically polarizing among African Americans--with the fault lines reflecting class differences.

  • Translating from the Zionism

    The actor and playwright responds to an newspaper ad directed at whipping up pro-Israel support in Hollywood.

  • They call for "peace" and commit more violence

    The responsibility for the nightly chaos in Ferguson, Mo. lies with the police--and with the political leaders who order them into action.

  • Steven Salaita and academic freedom

    The editors of the ISR challenge the University of Illinois' firing of Steven Salaita--and the arguments advanced to defend it.

  • Solidarity from Palestine to Ferguson

    Palestinians express their solidarity with the people of Ferguson, in their struggle against a police occupation.

  • The empire of hypocrisy

    If Barack Obama believed his justification for the latest air strikes on Iraq, he would be ordering military intervention to save the Palestinians.

  • Silent in Seattle on Israel's war

    The Seattle City Council took a big step backward on August 11 when it refused to take up the Israeli slaughter in Gaza.

  • Israeli apartheid's Democratic champions

    The Democratic Party has proven its unwavering commitment to Israel over many years--and that includes the supposed "progressives" among its ranks.

  • The war crime state declares "peace"

    The human toll from Israel's murderous war on Gaza has been huge--but the question now is what the "peace" will mean for the people of Gaza.

  • Heaping insult on top of injury

    Republicans are still raving against Obamacare--but that doesn't change the fact that the Democrats' health care "reform" is a dismal failure.