Readers' Views

  • He's a soldier in the war on women

    As a sexual assault survivor, I was stunned by Ben Carson's lack of understanding, compassion or empathy for women.

  • BDS unites the movement in concrete action

    BDS provides the basis to unite different political tendencies behind Palestinian rights--a fact its critics dismiss too easily.

  • Expanding the debate on BDS

    A statement pointing out limitations of the BDS movement is constructive criticism that seeks to open movement discussions.

  • Fighting for a future free from capital

    Even in a world of war and injustice, the fundamental human sense of justice can never be quite fully extinguished.

  • How I got redder and redder

    If you think that capitalism is one big atrocity, it makes sense to organize with other people who think so, too.

  • Right sentiment, but the wrong conclusions

    Learning the lessons of SYRIZA requires analyzing the concrete conditions in Greece and how they differ from those in the U.S.

  • Views in brief

    A step forward for BDS | Insults weaken our arguments | More disappointing Democrats? | For Michfest without the bigotry | Defend Robert DeKelaita

  • One racist statue down...

    The University of Texas finally removed the statue of Jefferson Davis, but there are plenty more tributes to white supremacy to go.

  • Who will fight for Black lives?

    Raising the Black Lives Matter issue forcefully is important, but the dismissal of potential supporters as racists is a problem.

  • Making Sanders discuss racism

    Between Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders, there should be no question about which side we're on.

  • We want to win the debate

    Our movements should be guided by strategies and tactics that help activists to challenge and change people's ideas.

  • Black Lives Matter and the strategy question

    The debate about the protest of Bernie Sanders' speech goes to the question of strategy for the movement, not its tactics.

  • It's not time for a U.S. SYRIZA

    Revolutionary socialists should look for opportunities to project our politics, including elections, but there's no skipping steps.

  • Views in brief

    Untold victims of the drug war | Losing seniority as an autoworker | The damage Walker has done | The lies police told about Sandra Bland | What Sanders can do for socialism

  • The hunt for a decent job in New Orleans

    Here in New Orleans, there are carpenters building homes for wages that are less than what many workers make at Walmart.

  • The lessons of SYRIZA for U.S. socialists

    Marxist principles and theory must be used to develop a concrete strategy that leads out of the decades-long political impasse.

  • A death at UPS

    Our readers respond to a contribution talking about the death of UPS worker Dave Allyn.

  • Views in brief

    Tech workers and class | Free Ismail Shabazz | Fighting racism on an individual level | Sanders can help advance socialism

  • Tearing it down is a victory

    Forcing the removal of the Confederate flag is a step forward for anti-racist activists, both ideologically and materially.

  • Removing the flag isn't enough

    The elimination of racism will not require "finishing the Civil War," but a very different revolution--one to abolish capitalism.

  • Views in brief

    Dirty, dangerous and unethical | We want justice for Kumar | That flag belongs in the dustbin | We need gun control

  • An inevitable graveyard of social movements?

    SW is right about Bernie Sanders, but could a Democratic campaign ever incubate the forces that could break with the party?

  • Beaten down at UPS

    Every time I saw Dave at work, he seemed crushed by the weight of the scrutiny—his head down and his shoulders slumped.

  • Views in brief

    Will we have to pay for charters? | The impact Bernie can have | The problems at Quad | The limits of the left

  • Bad apples and a rotten orchard

    Eric Casebolt's resignation shows the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement, but also perhaps a new strategy by police.