Readers' Views

  • Jill Stein, the Greens and the two-party system

    Several Readers' Views made criticisms of the Greens that don't recognize their record of standing for political independence.

  • Sanders' role in the Democratic Party

    Bernie Sanders is giving voice to discontent, but he is also corralling that discontent toward "revitalizing" the Democratic Party.

  • Views in brief

    Socialists in Congress | Are the Greens an alternative? | Limits of the two-party system | Tactics for prison divestment | The AAA and BDS

  • Building the left beyond the Democrats

    Sanders' campaign might contribute to a base that can create a base that can become free of the Democratic Party--but only if we fight for independence.

  • How do we describe Sanders?

    A vote for Bernie Sanders isn't identical to a vote for the Democratic Party, as Socialist Worker has implied.

  • Views in brief

    Against shaming Sanders' supporters | Sanders' support for Israel | Protest, but let Trump speak | Reforming capitalism isn't enough

  • Views in brief

    A memorial for Sandy Boyer | An anti-apartheid fighter | The Trib's true colors

  • Views in brief

    Is Trump like Le Pen? | What kind of infestation is it? | The IWW and elections | Why did we win in the 1960s?

  • Taking on Trump with our eyes open

    We can join with others to confront Trump and his racist filth while also challenging the idea that the left should vote for Clinton.

  • Hillary and the Honduras coup

    Hillary Clinton is not a progressive. Her work has undermined democracy and human rights in Honduras and elsewhere.

  • "Trumpism" and socialist strategy

    Overstating what Donald Trump represents and his capacity to shift the political landscape will create problems for the left.

  • The left's false logic on Syria

    Many on the left are concluding that Russia and Iran, since the U.S. opposes them, must be the "good guys" in Syria. They're wrong.

  • Trigger warnings and ableism

    Trigger warnings are an important accessibility tool for people with disabilities that are the result of trauma.

  • Views in brief

    What the Oscars are about | He touched many lives | Missing his smile and stories | Bernie can win | Public-sector unions provide a voice

  • Strategies to confront police violence

    What are the demands that the movement should be putting forward to stop the killing spree by police in the U.S.?

  • Who can stop the cops?

    It's not just a question of how to stop the police killing spree, but who has the power and the interest in doing so.

  • Behind the DNC attack on Sanders

    Two readers analyze the DNC's threats against the Sanders campaign following a controversy about online access to records.

  • Holding the sick hostage

    The real crimes of "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli won't put him in prison--because they're perfectly legal under capitalism.

  • Reasons to be radical

    The "war on terror" has killed huge numbers of people across the world, but it does something else as well--it kills language.

  • Views in brief

    Lives ripped apart by McCarthyism | The risk in not supporting Sanders | Focus on Israel's crimes today | Sanders has a chance

  • This is what happened in my New Jersey

    Trump has gone too far with his lies about Muslims celebrating 9/11--but he's picked on a crowd isn't going anywhere.

  • 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.