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April 8, 2015

  • Seattle's fight for 15 carries on

    Seattle minimum-wage workers got a raise on April 1, but the struggle continues to make sure employers deliver.

  • Images of Selma

    The photography exhibit Selma March 1965 provides glimpses from both sides of the struggle against segregation in Alabama.

April 7, 2015

  • Electing Mayor Austerity

    The bitterly contested election for control of Chicago's City Hall has highlighted the role of the Democrats as the party of budget cuts and layoffs.

  • The government, the party and the people

    A leading voice of the left inside SYRIZA emphasizes the centrality of party members to maintaining the radical left's project.

  • The youth challenge to war

    An international meeting of youth delegates 100 years ago adopted a ringing manifesto against the First World War.

  • Loyola students vote for divestment

    The student government at Loyola University voted--for the third time--to divest from companies that aid Israeli apartheid.

  • A modest win against youth incarceration

    Seattle activists pressured the city to reduce the size of a proposed new juvenile jail--but they aren't satisfied yet.

April 6, 2015

  • They can afford $15

    Low-wage workers will come together on April 15 for a national day of action for $15 and a union--demands their movement has put in the spotlight.

  • Give Mumia the medical care he needs

    A leading figure in the struggle for Mumia Abu-Jamal says Pennsylvania is trying to carry out an execution by medical neglect.

  • Indiana's war on pregnant women

    Using 17th century "science," an Indiana court ruled that Purvi Patel must serve 20 years in prison for the "crime" of feticide.

  • Time to up the pressure on Shumlin

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is proposing deeper cuts, but workers and activists are planning to send a message of resistance.

  • What is the basis for unity?

    Genuine solidarity requires that we struggle against any remnant of oppression that exists within our own ranks.

April 2, 2015

  • The rivalries tearing the Middle East apart

    New military escalations by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia will further destabilize a Middle East of multiplying hostilities and humanitarian disasters.

  • All Black children matter

    Two parents who have lost children to violence talk about the struggle against racism and police terror in New York City.

  • Solidarity must be the guiding principle

    Three members of the ISO take up some of the political ideas put forward by the spoken word duo Darkmatter.

  • Has the Maple Spring returned?

    More than 100,000 Quebec students are expected to join a strike that raises the prospect of a renewed campus rebellion.

  • Cuomo to our schools: "Drop dead"

    New York legislators passed a wish list of corporate school "reforms." Now teachers, parents and students have to take action.

April 1, 2015

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