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May 26, 2015

  • Bernie Sanders is no Eugene Debs

    A Green Party leader contributes to the left debate about Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Bill Bratton's broken excuse

    The NYPD commissioner is claiming young New Yorkers oppose Broken Windows because they're spoiled by low crime rates.

  • Life has no dignity at Quad

    A worker describes the conditions at an Oklahoma City printing plant where an employee was crushed to death.

  • Chavismo on the horns of a dilemma

    The difficulties facing Venezuela's left-wing government under Nicolás Maduro extend back to the rule of Hugo Chávez.

  • Arrested for peacefully protesting Israel

    Connecticut authorities overreacted to a small nonviolent protest at a synagogue, and now the activists need support.

  • Syndicalism and taking power

    Marxists differ from syndicalists in our understanding of politics and the tasks needed to prepare for and win a revolution.

May 22, 2015

May 21, 2015

  • Can the Democratic Party be used for good?

    The question is whether the Sanders campaign can be used to make the left stronger--or whether the radicals will get used by the Democrats.

  • GM hasn't paid for its crimes

    The number of deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in GM cars is over 100--and GM still hasn't taken responsibility.

  • Building something to vote for

    The "Future of Left and Independent Politics" conference provided a forum for discussing left-wing electoral challenges.

  • Where Black lives matter less than libraries

    Barack Obama's presidential library is coming to Chicago's South Side--but not a desperately needed trauma center.

  • The last time they turned back the boats

    A grotesque re-enactment of one of the great moral failures of the 20th century is playing out in the waters off Southeast Asia.

  • A universe of its own

    If our superheroes say something about the society we live in, what does Avengers: The Age of Ultron have to tell us?

  • Contradictions of syndicalism

    The working class can only achieve practical consciousness through the fight for leadership in every sphere of social life.

May 20, 2015

  • A neoliberal train wreck?

    The media are focusing blame for the deadly Amtrak derailment on the engineer, but politicians set the stage for this disaster long before.

  • Striking for school funding

    Seattle teachers hit the picket line in the latest in a series of one-day strikes to demand full funding for education.

  • SYRIZA faces a decisive test

    A leader of the left wing in SYRIZA describes the stakes as the moment of truth approaches for the Greek government.

  • What should the left say about Sanders?

    Members of the International Socialist Organization and Socialist Alternative exchange views on the Sanders campaign.

  • Commemorating Nakba 2015

    May 15 was the anniversary of the "Nakba"--the Arabic word used to describe the ethnic cleansing of Palestine to establish Israel.

May 19, 2015

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