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February 28, 2011

  • The struggle that lies ahead in Egypt

    Egypt's new rulers hope they can slow down and contain the demand for radical change, but workers and the poor are continuing to mobilize.

  • Taking sides about Libya

    The Workers World Party and Party for Socialism and Liberation have refused to stand with the Libyan people in their revolt against a dictator.

  • Solidarity from coast to coast

    In more than 65 cities across the U.S., people took to the streets to support the workers' uprising in Wisconsin.

  • A taste of our power in Madison

    I had the opportunity to spend a day in Madison, participating in the occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

  • Rallying for the Libyan people

    Across the U.S., protesters are turning out to show their solidarity with Libyans in their struggle against the Qaddafi regime.

  • The "master plan" for Jerusalem

    The Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah are defending homes built by their families on land they have lived on for 60 years.

  • The courage of Muslim athletes

    The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has named two Muslim players as co-winners of its "most courageous" award.

  • Save our homes in N.O.

    Supporters of affordable housing gathered in the Algiers section of New Orleans to voice opposition to proposed cuts to federal programs.

February 25, 2011

  • Lessons of the PATCO strike

    During their strike in 1981, air traffic controllers took on Ronald Reagan--and Corporate America's determination to bust federal unions.

  • The Socialist Party's early years

    In the early years of the 20th century, the ideas of socialism began to reach a mass audience in the U.S., leading to the growth of the Socialist Party.

February 24, 2011

  • Time to show our power

    The movement that electrified the country with its opposition to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's anti-labor assault needs to step up the fight to win.

  • Slavery and the Civil War

    The U.S. elite has clung to a vision of the "Old South" that included mint juleps, Southern belles and happy slaves. The reality is exactly the opposite.

  • The West's fear of Qaddafi's fall

    Qaddafi is vowing to fight to the last drop of blood, but Western governments are worried about the latest of their regional allies lurching toward collapse.

  • "Egypt moment" for education

    Make no mistake about it--for those of us who are determined to defend public education, this is our Egypt moment.

  • My experience with arbitrary U ratings

    The experience of one teacher in New York City raises questions about how ratings are handed out under the current school regime.

  • Putting the popular back in pop

    Is pop music finally catching up with reality? It's a loaded question--especially when talking about the Grammys.

  • "Kill the bill" in Wisconsin

    If we fail in Wisconsin to kill Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill, similar policies will be coming soon to a state near you.

  • Views in brief

    A rising tide of struggle | The bosses' declaration of war | Defend Eric-Michael Wilson | Ontario's attack on public workers

February 23, 2011

  • Conversation with an Egyptian socialist

    A member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt talks about what led to the revolution that toppled Mubarak--and what lies ahead for the struggle.

  • In defense of public-sector unions

    The public employees and their supporters defying Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are showing us the stakes for the whole labor movement.

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