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January 21, 2015

  • How single-payer was betrayed in Vermont

    After Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin backed away from a single-payer health care plan, activists are discussing next steps.

  • Seeing Ferguson from prison

    Two victims of the racist prison system in Ohio reconstruct their conversations about the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

  • Andrew Cuomo's war on schools

    The Democratic governor of New York is waging a Tea Party-style assault on the concept of public education.

  • The kind of apology we really need

    Survivors of Chicago police torture are working with activists, attorneys and family members to demand reparations.

  • Sting's shipbuilding

    The musical The Last Ship, written by Sting, features workers who occupy a shipyard and take inspiration from Marx.

January 20, 2015

  • Why the whole world is watching Greece

    The likely victory of a radical left party in Greece's national elections this weekend is the product of years of economic crisis and mass struggle.

  • Lessons from Scotland's independence battle

    The referendum on Scottish independence didn't win, but it has fueled a radicalization based on new possibilities for the left.

  • Rewinding The Battle of Algiers

    The only way forward is to challenge Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of the Arab Spring revolutions.

  • A Leninist and a Lennonist

    A fellow veteran of the socialist movement pays tribute to the remarkable life of a dear friend and comrade.

  • Letter to a young Army Ranger

    A former Army Ranger offers his own experience to young people who may consider joining the military.

  • La conjura racista en Francia

    El presidente francés, François Hollande, y los líderes del mundo están utilizando los asesinatos en París para promover una agenda reaccionaria.

January 19, 2015

  • Their answer is repression and Islamophobia

    Across Europe, governments, political parties and anti-immigrant organizations are ratcheting up the atmosphere of bigotry and hate.

  • The facts about Greece's debt

    What would we learn if a SYRIZA-led government took the European Union at its word and audited all of Greece's debt?

  • Missing Mike Marqusee

    Talha Ahsan never met Mike Marqusee, but his books and letters sustained Ahsan during eight long years behind bars.

  • Is Oscar for white men only?

    The list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards is out, and it's the whitest that it's been in almost 20 years.

  • Free speech and the state

    History tells us that if the government can determine what speech is "legitimate," all progressive political forces will suffer.

  • Who do we trust with our rights?

    We can oppose the killings at Charlie Hebdo without endorsing racism--nor ignoring government threats to free expression.

January 15, 2015

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