Readers' Views

  • Views in brief

    Celebrating Darby Tillis | How Boston steals from the poor | UTLA needs to fight for teachers | A hero for helping women | Why the Democrats crashed

  • Why Warren doesn't move me

    There are more reasons than policy not to get swept up in the fervor of a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential run.

  • Breaking the silence about abortion

    Having an abortion is already difficult, but the loneliness, alienation and silence about it add another unbearable weight.

  • Views in brief

    Wrong about the Greens in 2004 | Challenging wrongful convictions | What the antiwar movement needs | No better time for third parties

  • Leninism is still indispensable

    The left needs a theory that not only analyzes the world but tries to change it--which is why Leninism is still important.

  • Democrats and the election quest

    The ultimate message of the Democrats in elections is: be passionate, be committed, but remember, do it on our terms.

  • Which reforms do we win?

    If its interests are more threatened by refusing a reform than granting it, the ruling class will grant the reform.

  • An insult for Halloween

    Each fall, we see thousands if not millions of new "Indian" faces--in the racist costumes being sold for Halloween.

  • Views in brief

    A healthy dose of skepticism | The source of Big Brown's wealth | Age discrimination at UPS | All about the numbers | Who impacts policy?

  • Views in brief

    A desperate act at UPS | UPS pushed her out | Who's cashing in at UW? | Is Michfest changing? | Not just a Washington problem

  • What's a "real" Democrat?

    Randy Credico did run a serious campaign in New York, but he's in the wrong party if he wants to fight for working people.

  • Views in brief

    A radical in the Democratic Party | The causes of climate change | Capitalism is killing the planet | The last escalation in Ukraine

  • Trans women are women

    If trans and intersex women can't find "safe space" in the women's rights or queer communities, where can they go?

  • Views in brief

    Standing with low-wage workers | Mistaken about Michfest | The Deep Green Resistance alternative | Meat-eating kills the planet | Not in the name of survivors

  • Views in brief

    Blaming protesters in Ferguson | My memories sold | What's not on the ballot | What feminism adds to Marxism | Tech and the proletariat

  • A consistent record against bigotry

    There is no evidence for the claim that the left is becoming desensitized to anti-Semitism or giving bigots a pass.

  • A pass for anti-Semitism?

    Our approach to oppression has always been that responsibility for racism never belongs to the oppressed group.

  • Dismissing a celebrity death

    We can talk about the world's atrocities and still have a conversation about mental health and the impact of a famous person's death.

  • No claims on the "Truth"

    A reader challenges a characterization in Paul Le Blanc's contribution to the discussion on Leninism.

  • Wrong about apartheid's "right"

    One U.S. socialist group has put forward a disappointing position that accepts the right of the Israeli apartheid state to exist.

  • Views in brief

    "Incidents of war" and U.S. hypocrisy | Slavery and dehumanization | Justifying Israel’s genocide | Marxism and feminism are incompatible

  • 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.