Readers' Views

  • Eight years of bailouts for the rich

    Tuesday's election was decided in March 2009, when Barack Obama met with Wall Street's banksters...and let them off the hook.

  • Views in brief

    E.P. Thompson and pessimism | Labor at Standing Rock | We need a new party | The "lesser evil" in 1964

  • Applying Trotsky's lessons today

    The discussion continues about what's valid and what's not in an essay by Leon Trotsky about imperialism and national liberation.

  • Rethinking what we should learn

    SW readers comment on a republished essay by Leon Trotsky taking up questions about imperialism and national liberation.

  • What will stop Trumpism and what won't

    A Trump victory would neither herald fascism nor an acceleration toward the end of capitalism. We still have to organize.

  • Views in brief

    What Gramsci was allowed to say | The relevance of E.P. Thompson | Why I'm voting for Stein | We need a party for the left

  • Time to boycott the Democrats

    The pressure is on to support the "lesser evil," but activists shouldn't have to vote for Democrats who work against them.

  • Views in brief

    Advice for understanding Gramsci | Admiration for the Standing Rock struggle

  • Views in brief

    The importance of running locally | What could have reigned in Assad? | A clarification on Gramsci | Private property and Russia 1917

  • Ripped off by the for-profit education fraud

    With one out of every three dollars of U.S. borrowing going to student loans, we need to eliminate the for-profit education fraud.

  • Views in brief

    A long, slow awakening | Austin turns out for Standing Rock | Why can't Stein debate? | Voting versus the movements

  • Our long shared nightmare

    Any politician who refuses to recognize the problems with the status quo we endure is incapable of working to end them.

  • Intergalactic imperialism

    Star Trek's vision was one of tokenism and co-option in support of exploitation and imperialism--not any kind of "socialism."

  • Views in brief

    What can be done with Democrats? | West Virginia's pipeline battle | Taking on Big Brown | We can't wait for socialism | Missed out about Star Trek

  • Views in brief

    Who wants Assad to go? | The Trotskyists take over | Cuba, democracy and one-party rule | Growth under socialism? | Thanks for the review

  • A terrible symbol of a not-so-distant past

    Some who came to a re-enactment of frontier times in a Chicago suburb will have felt their heart stutter when they saw a noose.

  • Who's wasting their vote?

    If you vote for the candidate and the party that you'd like to see win the election, there's no such thing as a "wasted vote."

  • Is it really "Our Revolution"?

    Bernie Sanders' new organization is making unfounded promises and refusing to confront criticism about the Democratic Party.

  • They're poisoning our future

    Energy company EQT is destroying future generations' air, water, quality of life and prospects for safe energy.

  • Against all tyrants and empires

    Readers continue the debate about the Syrian Revolution with defenses of a popular rebellion and opposition to all imperialisms.

  • Readers weigh in about Syria

    A SocialistWorker.org article on the left and the Syrian Revolution produced a lot of commentary, both positive and negative.

  • A blueprint for housing rights?

    A book on eviction and affordable housing has more to say about the way out of the crisis than your review gave it credit for.

  • Who goes to prison and who doesn't

    The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent.

  • Views in brief

    They nearly killed my son | The continuing struggle at Yale? | Stein courts the anti-science crowd | Aiding and abetting the blacklist

  • Racism, racists and racecraft

    To say that racial inequality is part and parcel of a system of economic inequality doesn't mean that racial inequality isn't real.