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September 7, 2016

  • What will end the barbarity?

    The Justice Department directive to stop using for-profit prisons is very limited, but it can open up opportunities to demand more.

September 6, 2016

  • Are Chicago teachers headed toward a strike?

    A battle between Chicago's budget-slashing mayor, a union-busting governor and determined teachers could lead to a second strike in four years.

  • Berkeley's system lets women down

    The response of University of California at Berkeley administrators to sexual harassment allegations has been far too slow and weak.

  • A new hate crime in Queens?

    The stabbing of 60-year-old Nazma Khanam is the second murderous attack in a month, and the community is demanding answers.

  • Labor Day belongs to workers

    Labor Day was born out the most radical working-class struggles of the 19th century, and we should celebrate it today.

  • Voices raised for public schools in India

    A new documentary makes the case that struggles for public education in India are intrinsically tied to other fights for justice.

  • Un concurso en impopularidad

    Clinton y Trump sean los políticos más odiados que jamás se enfrentaron en una elección presidencial, pero Ud. aún tiene una alternativa.

September 1, 2016

  • Violence, social crisis and the two Chicagos

    The violence in Chicago that cost more lives in August than any month in the past 20 years is portrayed as unexplainable--but it's anything but.

  • Why I sat with Colin

    A former Army Ranger and conscientious objector explains why he and other antiwar veterans are supporting Colin Kaepernick.

  • Are movements enough to make socialism?

    How do we balance the need to organize around specific political issues with building a wider opposition to the whole ruling order?

  • "Duterte Harry" goes on the attack

    The new president of the Philippines has made those involved in the drug trade into scapegoats for country’s larger problems.

  • Against all tyrants and empires

    Readers continue the debate about the Syrian Revolution with defenses of a popular rebellion and opposition to all imperialisms.

August 31, 2016

  • When humiliating Muslim women is the law

    French political leaders across the spectrum have joined the sickening crusade to ban the "burkini," a piece of swimwear worn by Muslim women.

  • Taking down the revolution?

    Bernie Sanders' new organization proposes a "down-ballot" strategy to transform the Democrats--but it's no way up for the left.

  • A battle for the Teamsters union

    The upcoming Teamsters election is a chance to unseat James P. Hoffa from the presidency and reverse the union's decline.

  • Why they're still afraid of Leon Trotsky

    The campaign against left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has brought the name Leon Trotsky into the spotlight in Britain.

  • Readers weigh in about Syria

    A article on the left and the Syrian Revolution produced a lot of commentary, both positive and negative.

August 30, 2016

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