Opinion

  • Don't blame the left for violence in America

    The shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress led to hypocritical denunciations of the left as the source of political violence.

  • The police have no place at Pride

    Corporate sponsors and police involvement are common at Pride events, but they are foreign to these celebrations' radical origins.

  • Using terror as an excuse for more terror

    Reactionary politicians like Theresa May feed a cycle of violence and polarization with their cynical statements about extremism.

  • The building blocks of Socialism

    This year's Socialism conference will bring together more activists and organizers than ever--which is why you need to be there.

  • Solidarity vs. scapegoating after Manchester

    Political leaders and reactionaries will try to use the horror in Manchester to justify more repression and violence--unless the tide of solidarity prevails.

  • An interrogation at the border

    An SW contributor was questioned about his political views by a customs official when he returned to the U.S. Here's his answer.

  • Building solidarity, not walls, on May Day

    The story of May Day teaches us that the struggle against anti-immigrant scapegoating has always been critical for the whole working class.

  • The planet can't wait

    As the Peoples Climate March takes place this Saturday, the stakes have never been higher--but our movement has real successes to build on.

  • Who's behind the free speech crisis on campus?

    Campus administrations have for decades restricted the rights of students to dissent--but we'll need to fight for free speech if we want to see social change.

  • U.S. missiles won't liberate the Syrian people

    Trump claims he ordered military action in Syria out of "humanitarian" concern, but this same man tried to ban all Syrian refugees indefinitely.

  • Unions are for challenging the privileged

    It's been disappointing and a bit painful to see criticisms of strikes and unions dressed up in language associated with the left.

  • Nothing less than full equality

    Immigrants and their supporters have a chance with the coming May 1 protests to not only oppose Trump's crackdown, but declare what we're for.

  • Why the NGOs won't lead the revolution

    Even organizations that do good work and attempt to be accountable face a limitation: They are only addressing the symptoms, not the cause.

  • We stand for the politics of solidarity

    ISO members in Portland, Maine, respond to a campaign of slander about an International Women's Day meeting they hosted.

  • The movement needs to invite debate

    Controversy erupted after a recent decision by an SJP chapter in North Carolina to take back an invitation to a left journalist.

  • Can you be a feminist and anti-abortion?

    Women need the right to abortion if we are to achieve equality, so our movement can't be "inclusive" of opposition to choice.

  • Raising the resistance

    The mass opposition to Trump is opening up crucial opportunities for the left to expand the influence of its politics and the reach of its organizations.

  • Capitalism's democratic deficit

    For the working class, democracy has to mean the ability to defy our rulers, overturn their decisions and disrupt their plans.

  • Two amazing Americans!

    President Trump was right about Frederick Douglass--he has done an amazing job and is recognized for it everywhere he goes!

  • Making sense of what happened at Berkeley

    A participant in the protest against a far-right leader at UC Berkeley comments on some of the debates that have taken place since.

  • The people versus the president

    We know now that Trump is going to be as horrible as everyone feared. But we also know he's going to be as widely resisted as anybody hoped.

  • An executive order for religious profiling

    Using security as a pretext, Trump's ban on Muslims will unleash a tide of Islamophobia against victims of the "war on terror."

  • It's up to us to resist Trump

    We pledge to do everything in our power to make sure the inauguration protests mark not the high point, but the starting point of the anti-Trump resistance.

  • Why solidarity can trump hate

    To build a resistance to Trump, we need a spirit of united struggle among the majority of people who have a common interest in fighting together.

  • Merry Capitalist!

    In this week's column, see how the other not-even-close-to-half buys their presents: Find a quisling to tell them what to get.