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September 16, 2016

  • What will a socialist society be like?

    There is no blueprint for a socialist future, but we know from the struggles of past that it will involve a vast expansion of democracy and freedom.

September 15, 2016

  • How the era of endless wars began

    Fifteen years after 9/11, it's impossible to understand countless aspects of the world without knowing how and why the "war on terror" was launched.

  • Solidarity with Standing Rock

    The International Socialist Organization stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the resistance to a new pipeline project.

  • A union victory in Sakuma's fields

    Three years after the strikes that launched their union, workers at Sakuma Bros. farms north of Seattle have voted in the union.

  • Socialism in one galaxy?

    For 50 years, the Star Trek franchise has inspired audiences by envisioning a better world, free from material want.

  • A call for workers' power to end the war

    One hundred years ago, a leading antiwar socialist in Germany laid out the importance of a revolution to end the First World War.

  • A terrible symbol of a not-so-distant past

    Some who came to a re-enactment of frontier times in a Chicago suburb will have felt their heart stutter when they saw a noose.

September 14, 2016

  • Starving schools to feed the fat cats

    Every politician claims to be fighting for better schools--but every year, their budget cuts show how little they actually care about public education.

  • Today's lesson is solidarity

    The 2012 Chicago teachers' strike was like no other struggle in recent memory--and the documentary film Schoolidarity shows why.

  • Do Black lives matter to Big Brown?

    United Parcel Service has a long record of discrimination against Black workers, leading to lawsuits, pickets and protests.

  • Taking a knee with Kaepernick

    The intense pressure to fall in line didn't stop several NFL players from joining in 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest.

  • Chicago turns out for Stein

    Some 450 people gathered in Chicago to hear Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speak about her people's campaign.

  • Who's wasting their vote?

    If you vote for the candidate and the party that you'd like to see win the election, there's no such thing as a "wasted vote."

September 13, 2016

  • On strike inside America's gulag

    Prisoners across the country are taking part in a national strike, withholding their work to protest terrible conditions, violence and forced labor.

  • Lockout University

    Professors and students are battling Long Island University's unprecedented attempt to lock out members of the faculty union.

  • What else is kept hidden in Rahm's Chicago?

    I had to go to court to demand that Chicago school officials turn over information about the dismissal of a popular principal.

  • The struggle to make Black education matter

    African American organizations are backing the fight against corporate education reform, and the results could be transformative.

  • Is it really "Our Revolution"?

    Bernie Sanders' new organization is making unfounded promises and refusing to confront criticism about the Democratic Party.

September 12, 2016

  • Gary Johnson and the libertarian swindle

    A vote for the Libertarian Party presidential candidate isn't a protest against the system, but an endorsement of one of its more fanatical defenders.

  • The wrong alternative for Germany

    The recent successes for the right-wing Alternative for Germany party shows that it's here to stay. How should the left respond?

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