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October 20, 2016

  • A guide to the shallow ups and deeper downs

    Marxist economist Michael Roberts argues that the cause of economic crisis lies at the heart of how the capitalist system operates.

  • Neutrality is not an option

    The Modern Language Association should not hesitate when a living, breathing struggle against colonialism asks for our support.

  • Across the color line

    The author of a newly published book about political thinker W.E.B. Du Bois explains why his legacy remains relevant today.

  • Dario Fo's comic mysteries

    Italian left-wing playwright Dario Fo never stopped challenging authority, mocking the powerful and championing workers.

October 19, 2016

October 18, 2016

  • Chicago teachers prove Rahm has the money

    The prospect of teachers walking the picket line forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make concessions on many, though not all, of the union's demands.

  • U.S. steps up its role in Saudi war on Yemen

    The idea that the U.S. has only now entered into war on Yemen in reaction to unprovoked attacks on its warships is absurd.

  • The trouble with anti-anti-racism

    Rather than a distraction from confronting class inequality, movements against racism are part of building opposition to capitalism.

  • South African students resume their fight

    Students in South Africa are fighting another round of tuition increases--and facing repression from the ANC government.

  • Alternatives to punishment

    Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

October 17, 2016

  • The Trump of the iceberg of sexual harassment

    As more women come forward about being abused by Donald Trump, the harassment faced by millions of others is coming to the surface.

  • Crackdown at Standing Rock follows ruling

    After a federal appeals court refused to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the energy giants are intensifying repression.

  • Oakland honor band's loud and proud message

    Members of an honor band from Oakland schools explain why they took a knee during a performance of the national anthem.

  • Finally, the king is dead

    Thailand's king, who died last week, was an enemy of democracy and a symbol of naked class oppression.

  • Views in brief

    The importance of running locally | What could have reigned in Assad? | A clarification on Gramsci | Private property and Russia 1917

October 14, 2016

  • Let them eat Quesalupas

    The premier of a new weekly column from SW catches you up on news of corporate super-villains, dairy dumping and--of course--Donald Trump.

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