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April 23, 2015

  • Rise up for Rekia!

    A Chicago courtroom erupted in anger at a new travesty of justice when a judge allowed the cop who killed Rekia Boyd to go free.

  • The testing system is guilty

    Atlanta educators are taking the fall for a high-stakes testing system where schools pay a high price for low scores.

  • What does Greece look like at the grassroots?

    A member of the SYRIZA Central Committee looks at the state of the working class and social movements in Greece.

  • Portland against the TPP

    Hundreds of union members and movement activists in Portland, Oregon, protested the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Views in brief

    Where Chuy dared not go | Blind to the blindspot | Using health as a weapon | Ambivalent about the Indiana boycott

April 22, 2015

  • Who will test the testers?

    Unprecedented numbers of New York students are opted out of state exams, creating a crisis of legitimacy for corporate education reformers.

  • Should police murderers go to prison?

    The struggle to hold police responsible for their racist violence can build confidence for people to organize for bigger changes.

  • Cornel West is not Mike Tyson

    Michael Eric Dyson's diatribe against Cornel West is misguided--and not just because it misuses a boxing metaphor.

  • Contours of the class struggle in China

    A U.S. labor activist who has worked with unionists in China discusses the outlook for struggle among Chinese workers.

  • Syndicalism's lessons

    Radical Unionism provides a history of the syndicalist movement that is important reading for revolutionary unionists today.

April 21, 2015

  • Did the mayor's race change Chicago politics?

    Supporters of Chuy García claim his campaign for mayor against Rahm Emanuel reshaped Chicago politics--despite García's pro-austerity stance.

  • What's at stake in the Golden Dawn trial?

    The trial of Golden Dawn, now adjourned for at least two more weeks, will have critical importance in Greece and around Europe.

  • Snow days under socialism

    The record-breaking snowfall and cold in the Northeast begs the question: What would winter look like in a different society?

  • The sun, the rain and the whip

    A new book about the history of slavery in the U.S. explains how unfree labor made American capitalism into a global force.

  • UPS hounds a driver

    UPS made a point of displaying a driver's wrecked package car at the gate of the facility as a "learning symbol."

  • Views in brief

    Resistance in Southern Yemen | We need concrete demands | An injustice to Indiana women | The answer to global warming

April 20, 2015

  • Breaking the spell of race

    The paperback publication of Karen Fields and Barbara Fields' book Racecraft provides an essential resource for a new generation of activists.

  • Poverty jobs hold us back

    Last week's Fight for 15 day of action brought out thousands of low-wage workers and their supporters across the U.S.

  • He let us imagine our future

    Writer and historian Eduardo Galeano could articulate both the beauty and the horror of this world like no one else.

  • Fighting for the right to play sports

    The administrators who run New York City schools are targeting David Garcia-Rosen for demanding equity in sports funding.

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