Readers' Views

  • Defending our clinics in Boston

    For some women, the right to an abortion is becoming meaningless because they're prevented from actually gaining access.

  • Views in brief

    SW and the fight for a better world | The Democratic stranglehold | The out-of-touch Clintons | Next in the Fight for 15 | The hologram of democracy

  • Keeping the goal in mind today

    Left electoral campaigns can move us toward the aim of a new working-class political party in a number of different ways.

  • Dismissed for asking questions

    I was suspended and later terminated for "creating a hostile work environment" after questioning a work speed-up.

  • Looking back at Seattle's fight for 15

    What lessons can we learn from the victory of a minimum-wage law in Seattle--both its strengths and weaknesses?

  • A step forward for $15 in Seattle

    Despite its concessions, the new minimum wage law in Seattle should be considered a limited victory and celebrated as that.

  • Electoral politics, radical demands

    Whether we run on a Green party ticket or as an independent doesn't matter nearly as much as the demands we put forward.

  • Why I'm going to Socialism 2014

    In a few weeks, I will be making the journey to Chicago for the Socialism 2014 conference.

  • When $15 isn't really $15

    Rather than oppose a Seattle measure with numerous concessions they once criticized, Socialist Alternative has declared victory.

  • What campaigns do we need now?

    Left electoral campaigns should be judged not by their label, but how they contribute to building a stronger, more unified left.

  • Socialists should run as socialists

    When socialists run for office, they should welcome Green endorsements, but there is no reason for socialists to run as Greens.

  • Mistreated by the VA system

    I see the writing on the wall: As an aging veteran, I will begin to receive less care, as I am considered expendable.

  • Views in brief

    Contribute to a new theater project | C.L.R. James and conceptions of party | Honoring the fight for our rights | The fascist threat in Ukraine

  • Should we accept a $15 compromise?

    Does a compromise in San Francisco on an immediate $15 minimum wage enable working-class organization to advance?

  • Views in brief

    Struggles in a steel town | Sold out by Deval Patrick | The politics of Ludlow | Democracy in Ukraine

  • Charters can't be our model

    We shouldn't take the position that charterization is the appropriate way to create progressive education models.

  • The whole charter system is at fault

    Even progressive charters create an environment that undercuts the possibility of democratic control of the school system.

  • Saying no to corporate blackmail

    We shouldn't let ourselves to be pressured into concessions by the threat that companies like Boeing will move.

  • Views in brief

    The odds against the homeless | Life on the extra board | Retired and struggling to get by | Less-than-great expectations | Companies holding unions hostage

  • Victories against police repression

    Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

  • Views in brief

    Sinking below the poverty line | If we don't stand together... | Is solidarity a one-way street? | Applause for SJP | Less-than-great expectations

  • Views in brief

    We make the wheels on the bus go 'round | Standing up for trans rights | The importance of socialists | How gentrification has changed Minnesota

  • Views in brief

    They're destroying City College | The legacy of Pete Camarata | The struggle goes on in Venezuela | Teachers focused on making change

  • Millenials are on the march

    Millenials are discovering that we cannot hope to inherit a better world--we have to fight for it.

  • Overestimating Turkish discontent

    It is simply too early to say that the corruption scandal in Turkey has reignited the flames of discontent.