Readers' Views

  • Syndicalism and taking power

    Marxists differ from syndicalists in our understanding of politics and the tasks needed to prepare for and win a revolution.

  • Contradictions of syndicalism

    The working class can only achieve practical consciousness through the fight for leadership in every sphere of social life.

  • The Democrats don't make change

    We need elected officials who aren't going to side with police, but instead support the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Sanders isn't a left alternative

    Supporting the Sanders campaign will be ineffective at best for the left--and disorienting and incapacitating at worst.

  • Wrong about Bernie Sanders

    Readers respond to a article that challenged the celebration of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

  • What we saw in Baltimore

    Without so much as a word of solidarity, a reader has unfairly accused us of pathologizing the Baltimore uprising.

  • Dirty tricks of the state

    There is a long history of police use of "underdcover" provocateurs to create justifications for police riots and arrests.

  • An irresponsible accusation

    Contrary to the SW reporters' statement, there is no evidence of police provocation in Baltimore beyond wild speculation.

  • Sanders' dodge on Black Lives Matter

    Independent senator and Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders had little to offer those protesting police violence.

  • Views in brief

    The legacy of police abuse | California's other prison crisis | Maryland's insult on top of injury | Racism in Hollywood

  • The wrong targets for a climate solution

    It is the capitalist class as a whole, and not the consumption of individual workers, that has caused climate change.

  • Legacies of struggle in China

    History shows that there is a drive for social change among Chinese workers, despite how it is obscured at times.

  • Misunderstanding syndicalism

    It was Marxism, not syndicalism, that historically proposed a division of labor between politics and the economic sphere.

  • A socialist takeover at Gravity Payments?

    What's behind the decision of one Seattle CEO to raise salaries at his company to a minimum of $70,000 a year?

  • Theodore Allen on race and privilege

    The radical historian Theodore Allen's writings on race, privilege and the working class developed over many decades.

  • Views in brief

    What wasn't concrete? | Privilege theory and white entitlement | Tarring himself | Lessons of the IWW

  • Views in brief

    Where Chuy dared not go | Blind to the blindspot | Using health as a weapon | Ambivalent about the Indiana boycott

  • UPS hounds a driver

    UPS made a point of displaying a driver's wrecked package car at the gate of the facility as a "learning symbol."

  • Views in brief

    Resistance in Southern Yemen | We need concrete demands | An injustice to Indiana women | The answer to global warming

  • Tarred with the same brush

    The notion of renouncing white privilege in White Blindspot comes in the framework of fighting for militant working-class unity.

  • Privilege and the working class

    Many of today's advocates of privilege politics are unaware of the theory's class roots--roots that continue to have an impact.

  • What is the basis for unity?

    Genuine solidarity requires that we struggle against any remnant of oppression that exists within our own ranks.

  • Valuing art for art's sake

    Questions of art and culture should be left to artists and culture-makers, not economists or sociologists.

  • The relevance of political independence

    A vote for Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy García isn't a step toward independence, since his politics stand in the way of this.

  • Missing the point of what we wrote

    Our article on the Chicago mayoral election has been the subject of criticisms we don't think are fair to the arguments we made.