Readers' Views

  • 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 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.

  • Views in brief

    Democrats don't own our votes | Reaching across cultural boundaries | Anti-immigrant "jokes" aren't funny | The racist war on Black men

  • Yes, Philando was killed by racism

    Your recent article by Barbara and Karen Fields leaves far too much to interpretation and can lead in all the wrong directions.

  • For a subculture of our own

    We should reckon with music subcultures as processes that can be shaped by forces around them, rather than as static "things."

  • Hair metal or Deadheads

    I was surprised at first that Socialism 2016 attendees found it easier to deal with Guns N' Roses fans than last year's Deadheads.

  • What does voting for the lesser evil get you?

    Conditions in the U.S. today are clearly different than in Germany in the 1930s, but the lessons from the rise of Hitler still apply.

  • Clashing views on the Brexit vote

    Two readers weigh in on the ongoing debate about the meaning of the UK's Brexit vote--and what the left's response should be.