Editorials

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Supreme Court leaves civil rights behind

    The court's conservative majority has taken us backward into the past--back before the civil rights movement's struggle for racial equality.

  • A government of, by and for the rich people

    Now we know when the Supreme Court really cares about "free speech"--when it needs an excuse to help millionaires buy more political influence.

  • Connecting Earth Day to May Day

    The Global Climate Convergence--10 days of action planned from Earth Day to May Day--marks an important moment in the ecological struggle.

  • They turned our schools into testing factories

    For students and teachers, springtime means testing time--but this year, it also means protests and boycotts against the standardized testing mania.

  • Two wrong sides don't make one of them right

    In the conflict between the new U.S.-backed government of Ukraine and the Russian-supported forces controlling Crimea, we oppose both sides.