Opinion

  • 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.

  • The human toll of Fortress America

    The demand for "strong borders," coming from Republicans and Democrats alike, means more suffering--not just for immigrants, but all workers.

  • How Baldwin saw Palestine

    Twenty years before September 11, author James Baldwin ripped apart the apologies for U.S. imperialism and Israel's wars.

  • The violence of the oppressors

    Israel's oppression of Palestinians--and the resistance against it--has many echoes with the situation facing African Americans.

  • Why is the Nation still debating apartheid?

    The Nation regularly runs articles debating Israeli apartheid--a question it never considered about apartheid South Africa.

  • Our incarceration nation

    Long-term, mass incarceration has become routinized and integrated into the routine functioning of American society.

  • Will the U.S. return to the scene of the crimes?

    The insurgency challenging Iraq's government has the Obama White House considering military action--but this would only make the crisis much worse.

  • Counting toward 15

    Seattle's newly passed minimum wage law is an important advance--and hopefully the herald of other steps forward for low-wage workers.

  • Sexual violence and the neoliberal era

    Gender violence has reached "epidemic proportions," according to a UN agency--but why is this happening now?

  • Obama's emissions plan won't cut it

    It was a long wait for the Environment Protection Agency to act on carbon emissions--but its plan still won't do enough to stop the polluters.

  • Declaring independence from the 1 Percent

    What do we make of the new openings for left-wing electoral politics--and how do they fit into our larger project of building working-class power?

  • Taking the fire forward

    The author of a history of the U.S. working class movement takes the story up to today in a new introduction written for a Spanish edition of the book.

  • Minimal effort for the minimum wage

    The proposal for a $10.10-an-hour minimum wage didn't even make it to an official Senate vote--but the Democrats knew it wouldn't all along.

  • The aid-industrial complex

    Those of us who work for foreign aid NGOs and want to see change have the deck stacked against us by capitalism.

  • Why is the pipeline on pause?

    Barack Obama has once again delayed a final decision on the Keystone XL--another sign of the continuing pressure against the pipeline.

  • Taking Marx away

    A publishing company wants the works of Marx and Engels pulled from the Marxists Internet Archive--and on May Day to boot.