Readers' Views

  • The Black Bloc and political shortcuts

    Changing the world will require patience and struggle, not adventurist and undemocratic spasms of violence.

  • Black Bloc tactics weaken our struggle

    An SW contributor challenges some of the points made in defense of the Black Bloc's actions at the Portland May Day march.

  • The Portland police were at fault

    Three readers respond to an SW report on the police attack on a Portland May Day march and the discussion of left strategies.

  • Make May Day a day of resistance

    A walkout of Seattle high school students on May Day would show people that we will stand together in the face of oppression.

  • Views in brief

    An ongoing war on organizers | Education, access and disability | Painting anarchists with a broad brush?

  • When will it be time for labor to fight?

    I feel that we are in a unique moment where the anger at neoliberalism and Trump has gained a mass expression in our unions.

  • SJP chapters have the right to say no

    A Students for Justice in Palestine chapter didn't violate the principle of free speech by rescinding an invitation to a guest speaker.

  • How capitalism frames disability

    To liberate students with disabilities, the students need to become aware that they are not responsible for their social disability.

  • Looking closer at free speech

    A Marxist defense of freedom of speech will look different from a liberal one, with its primary concerns about "respectful debate."

  • What do we want from confronting the right?

    Challenging right-wing speech is not the end in and of itself, but one aspect of a struggle against the right's attacks on our class.

  • Tooth and nail against "right to work"

    Congress and the White House can carry through national "right to work" legislation. It will have to be fought tooth and nail.

  • Why shouldn’t non-citizens vote, too?

    Excluding millions from the electorate because of arbitrary criteria like nation of birth is an anti-democratic travesty.

  • Views in brief

    A life-changing experience | Planting seeds of change in many fields | Violence and the impact on people | Will conservatives protect the planet?

  • Views in brief

    Being visible is crucial | History and the Women's March | A long shot is better than no shot | Russia deserves more scrutiny

  • What shut down Milo Yiannopoulos?

    Accurately describing protests and the effect of different tactics is needed to formulate a strategy for the new political period.

  • Clarifying what we mean by violence

    When people say "property damage is not violence," their intentions are largely correct, but I don't think it's a useful formulation.

  • Views in brief

    Joining the resistance | Don't shame those who speak out | Protest is only the start | Wrong chant for the inauguration | Uses of the hacking scandal

  • Just work harder for Democrats?

    At a union strategy conference in Illinois, AFSCME members were admonished for not putting more effort into a losing strategy.

  • Views in brief

    The left response to an assault | More factors in Chicago's violence | What the hacked e-mails showed | Give Obama some credit

  • Cynical uses of the hacking allegations

    Why should we unquestioningly believe claims that Russia was attempting to throw the 2016 presidential election to Trump?

  • A defeat the Democrats deserved

    Failures of capitalist "democracy" are producing disillusion with mainstream politics and space for the far right to grow.

  • For a genuine anti-imperialism

    Don't support Assad. Don't support Russia. Don't support Iran. You can't call yourself an anti-imperialist if you do.

  • Plotting the points of a fightback

    Donald Trump, more than any other Republican president, could provoke mass opposition as a result of his overreach.

  • The big picture under Trump

    The next four years don't need to be defined one-sidedly as merely an unrelenting horror show orchestrated by Donald Trump.

  • Views in brief

    Solidarity can win | Taking on the state at Standing Rock | Trump's misogyny is too common | Hitting Energy Transfer Partners in the wallet