Opinion

  • 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.

  • 2016 and the tale of two Americas

    In the U.S. and beyond, the right is cohering around figures like Trump, while threads of a new resistance are still coming together into a clear left alternative.

  • Do comparisons to the 1930s help?

    The question of whether Trump's victory marks a triumph for fascism depends, as always, on the definition of fascism you use.

  • Touch of evil

    In this week's column, meet a modern-day Philip Marlowe, trying to crack a murder case that only he can't seem to solve.

  • The anti-Semitic friends of Israel

    Why are Israel's right-wing leaders unfazed by the anti-Semitism of Donald Trump's advisers and the far-right parties of Europe?

  • Gimme some DAPL

    In this week's column, the Dakota Access Pipeline pushers get a rare chance to tell their side of the story.

  • The Trump years: A history in tweets

    This week, we let the Twitter history of @Donald Trump document his presidency, from the heady first days to the people's revolution.

  • Trumpin' Around!

    In this week's column: Why wouldn't the new president act like a character in a goofy 1980s sitcom during his first day in office.

  • Too soon?

    In this week's special election edition, more on the winner who lost, the "winner" who lost and won, and that "ah shit" moment.

  • How could this monster win?

    The unthinkable has happened, but we need clarity about why--starting with the failure of the Democrats to pose a real alternative to Trump's scapegoating.