Editorials

  • Bringing Marxism to a new generation

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

  • 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?

  • The Baltimore Rebellion

    The eruption of mass protest in Baltimore is not a repeat of Ferguson, but an expansion of the resistance and its evolution onto new terrain.

  • Dying on the doorstep of Fortress Europe

    The drowning deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are a manmade disaster caused by political leaders who scapegoat immigrants.

  • Confronting the epidemic of police murders

    A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.

  • Are the war makers offering a real peace?

    In all the ink spilled about the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, no one questioned the U.S. government's right to dictate to its main regional rival.

  • Who will write the next chapter in the struggle?

    The commemoration of the Selma civil rights march prompted many to think about how much has changed in 50 years--and how much has not.

  • Putting politics ahead of immigrants' lives

    The immigrant bashing of Republicans is back in the spotlight in Washington, but we shouldn't forget the Deporter-in-Chief's dismal record.

  • The extremely violent empire

    The Obama administration's "Countering Violent Extremism" summit held in February was a brazen exercise in hypocrisy.

  • The 1 Percent gets 1 Percentier

    You know inequality must be at epic levels when, in the debate over the Obama administration budget, even Republicans say it's a problem.

  • The fight against racism returns to the streets

    The grand jury decisions in the cases of Mike Brown and Eric Garner have galvanized a national response--and an ongoing resistance is taking shape.

  • They don't give a damn if Black America burns

    On top of the injury of Darren Wilson going free came the insult: the media's ugly racism and phony outrage about the angry protests in response.

  • 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.