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November 19, 2015

  • On the road for justice in Minneapolis

    The eruption of protest over a police murder in Minneapolis continues following a highway blockade led to over 50 arrests.

  • A working-class troubadour

    One hundred years after his murder by the state, we're still celebrating the revolutionary activism and music of Wobbly Joe Hill.

  • I'll always condemn injustice

    Personal remedy is meaningless if the conditions that caused my firing remain intact at the University of Illinois and elsewhere.

November 18, 2015

  • The war-makers demand a blank check

    If we don't challenge the myths and lies of the "war on terror," political leaders have their pretext for spreading violence and shredding civil liberties.

  • Turning Paris' tragedy into war

    Our horror at the carnage that was taking place around us in Paris was compounded by a recognition of what would come next.

  • A witch-hunt victim's revenge

    It's a welcome turn of events when a persecuted communist is the affable hero of a Hollywood movie against McCarthyism.

  • Labor's "big bang"?

    The struggle for a $15-an-hour minimum wage could be the opportunity to finally revitalize the U.S. labor movement.

  • UW hospital nurses fight for union security

    The Washington State Nurses Association picketed a Seattle hospital over demands for a fair contract and "fair share" representation.

November 17, 2015

  • The high price we'll pay for their "free" trade

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is moving closer to passage--and workers on both sides of the Pacific will pay a heavy price if it goes into effect.

  • Battling Broad's charter attack in LA

    United Teachers Los Angeles has a major battle--one with national implications--on its hands over the future of public schools.

  • Cynically exploiting a tragedy

    We stand in solidarity with the victims of Paris--and, at the same time, against the rulers who seek to benefit from this horror.

  • We won't be manipulated

    To "stay woke" after the Paris attacks is an act of conscious resistance against an ugly tide of Islamophobia and bigotry.

  • You can't erase the IDF's crimes

    Palestine solidarity activists at University of Texas at Austin disrupted a lecture designed to whitewash Israel's military history.

November 16, 2015

  • Their "merciless war" only fuels terrorism

    After the horrific attacks in Paris, the left must stand against Islamophobia--and demand that this tragedy not be used as an excuse for more war.

  • Students stand with Mizzou

    Students across the country organized protests to end racism at the University of Missouri--and on their own campuses.

  • The athlete-activists of the '60s

    The strike against racism by Mizzou football players was brave, historic and profoundly significant--but it wasn't unprecedented.

November 15, 2015

  • Your wars, our dead

    After the terrorist attacks in Paris, a member of the New Anti-capitalist Party examines the causes of the violence and the response of political leaders.

  • The twin cruelties of imperialism and terrorism

    The only proper response to terrorism and wars is the unity of working people, beyond national origin, race and religion.

November 12, 2015

  • Why are the cops so camera shy?

    The heads of the FBI and DEA are the latest officials to claim that police can't do their jobs because of the "Ferguson effect"--fear of public scrutiny.

  • Can we vote in Sanders' political revolution?

    To make good on what Bernie Sanders says he would deliver, we'll need to do more than simply turn out lots of new voters in 2016.

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