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August 18, 2015

  • Capitalism and the new "Brown scare"

    Donald Trump is a bigoted buffoon, but his anti-immigrant rants fit right into the larger climate of repression and scapegoating.

  • Capitalism is a waste

    The celebrated pursuit of economic "efficiency" may make sense for capitalists--but it's entirely irrational for the rest of us.

  • Those with hope need not apply

    Labour Party leaders are worried that an influx of Jeremy Corbyn supporters might pressure the party to stand for something.

  • Who will fight for Black lives?

    Raising the Black Lives Matter issue forcefully is important, but the dismissal of potential supporters as racists is a problem.

August 17, 2015

  • Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections

    Confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and political candidates have cast a light on the movement's politics and the challenges it faces.

  • One of history's worst war crimes

    Obama's snub of an invitation by Japanese activists to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki is as much about the present as the past.

  • The left's challenge in SYRIZA

    On the eve of a SYRIZA leadership meeting, a leader of the Left Platform argues that the party must not become pro-austerity.

  • Can't nobody copyright fire

    Two new documents--a book and a film--show how hip-hop has served as community rebellion against capitalist priorities.

  • Turning libraries into condos

    A public library in Brooklyn has been starved of funds and now sold off to the highest bidder--to make way for luxury housing.

August 14, 2015

  • Winning talk isn't winning action

    Democrats have had to offer promises of change, instead of ignoring the issue of racist violence--but that isn't enough.

August 13, 2015

  • A fiendish stupidity

    After the Republican debate horror show in Cleveland, Donald Trump was the center of attention, but the real winner was right-wing fanaticism.

  • The battle in SYRIZA goes on

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is trying to win final approval for a third Memorandum over the opposition of SYRIZA's left.

  • Sawant passes the first re-election hurdle

    Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant won the primary vote handily in her re-election campaign.

  • Our answer to low wages

    After winning a union, social workers in Portland now have a voice to improve working conditions.

  • Canvassers deserve job security

    Greenpeace canvassers in San Diego are setting an example by demanding job security, and they deserve solidarity.

  • Making Sanders discuss racism

    Between Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders, there should be no question about which side we're on.

August 12, 2015

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