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June 8, 2016

  • Explaining the rise of Donald Trump

    Trump is legitimizing reactionary ideas, but he is a creature of the political system and won't be stopped by voting for the lesser evil.

  • How do we get all the way to 15 in Oregon?

    An Oregon law raising the minimum wage fell short of $15 an hour--and of workers' hopes that they would get a living wage.

  • From warrior to antiwarrior

    Tomas Young paid the ultimate price for the U.S. war in Iraq, but his story of resistance to war will always survive.

June 7, 2016

  • The untold toll of Obama's war on ISIS

    The U.S. and its de facto allies like Russia may achieve a military victory over ISIS, but it will lead to more violence, repression and suffering.

  • Do gorillas matter more than Black families?

    The media circus about assigning blame for the death of a gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo is a stark illustration of 21st century racism.

  • The crisis of the Sisi regime

    Recent weeks have exposed the contradictions of Egyptian society, marked both by resistance and hideous repression.

  • I support the DePaul protesters

    DePaul President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider shouldn't apologize to the right-wingers who brought a bigot to speak on campus.

  • Don’t let UW drop our TAs

    Students and workers rallied against the University of Washington's plan to cut teaching assistant positions.

June 6, 2016

  • Could President Sanders make it a Red House?

    What if Bernie Sanders somehow overcame all the obstacles in front of him and became the next president? What would happen then--and why?

  • Verizon battle continues on the first day back

    Verizon management wanted to re-establish control over the workplace after the strike ended, but its plans backfired spectacularly.

  • A new beginning in France?

    The mass mobilizations rocking the French government represent the dawn of a new sequence of social and political struggles.

  • Greater than the Cassius of old

    In 2008, Dave Zirin's A People's History of Sports paid tribute to Muhammad Ali as a giant in the sports world--and in U.S. history.

  • How can we fight for funding in Illinois?

    Activists from across Chicago met to discuss the Illinois budget crisis, which threatens to close schools and cut tuition grants.

June 3, 2016

June 2, 2016

  • Who stole Election 2000? (Hint: Not Nader)

    Clinton supporters say Bernie Sanders could spoil the 2016 election like Ralph Nader did 16 years before--but they've got their history all wrong.

  • She won't go back in the shadows

    Determined protest won an undocumented activist her rights. Now they want to take away those rights...for protesting.

  • United against state violence in Canada

    Protests in Canada show how bringing together different groups that face police and state terror strengthens all movements.

  • Trump versus conservatism?

    Today's Republican Party has disconnected from some of the principles of conservative thought that once guided it.

  • Bernie Sanders and the ISO in New York

    A Socialist Alternative contribution to the debate about the Sanders campaign and the left mischaracterized the ISO's approach.

June 1, 2016

  • French workers answer back with strikes

    The Socialist Party government's attempt to scrap long-standing protections for workers has provoked a fierce and growing resistance across France.

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