Readers' Views

  • Views in brief

    Dirty, dangerous and unethical | We want justice for Kumar | That flag belongs in the dustbin | We need gun control

  • An inevitable graveyard of social movements?

    SW is right about Bernie Sanders, but could a Democratic campaign ever incubate the forces that could break with the party?

  • Beaten down at UPS

    Every time I saw Dave at work, he seemed crushed by the weight of the scrutiny—his head down and his shoulders slumped.

  • Views in brief

    Will we have to pay for charters? | The impact Bernie can have | The problems at Quad | The limits of the left

  • Bad apples and a rotten orchard

    Eric Casebolt's resignation shows the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement, but also perhaps a new strategy by police.

  • In the wrong place at the right time

    The dual-unionist strategy of syndicalist formations put them outside the main terrain of class struggle at important times.

  • Nothing but greed drives them

    A Pennsylvania resident describes his ongoing battle with an energy company over a natural gas well on his property.

  • Views in brief

    The limits of Sanders' socialism | What Sanders signifies | Sanders can help lead people out | Hollow words from Quad

  • Confusion about political power

    During the Spanish Revolution, there were different interpretations of revolutionary syndicalism within the CNT

  • 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 SocialistWorker.org 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