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July 9, 2014

  • The roots of the counterrevolution

    Egypt's revolution of 2011 is suffering through a period of major defeat in which the old order regained the upper hand.

  • Israel's rampage at close range

    Two young women living in the West Bank describe how Israel's collective punishment has been directed at all Palestinians.

  • Neoliberal monstrosities

    The proliferation of monster types in popular culture speaks to deep-seated anxieties about the ways capitalism degrades us.

July 8, 2014

  • The terror state lashes out

    A sustained wave of Israeli violence against Palestinians has brought tensions to a boil throughout the West Bank, Gaza and Israel itself.

  • Global slump and the new normal

    Seven years of economic crisis has created a new normal: extreme social inequality coexisting with a stagnant global system.

  • Standing up to Israel's intensifying violence

    People in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City held emergency protests to show their solidarity with Palestinians.

  • Fighting for water in Detroit

    Social justice groups are mobilizing to demand that Gov. Rick Snyder stop water from being shut off to 150,000 homes.

  • Views in brief

    SW and the fight for a better world | The Democratic stranglehold | The out-of-touch Clintons | Next in the Fight for 15 | The hologram of democracy

July 7, 2014

  • The end of a decade-old witch hunt

    Sami Al-Arian--one of the most shocking examples of the federal government's persecution of Arabs and Muslims--may finally see some justice.

  • Time to wake up and get ready for a fight

    A California teacher argues that a state court decision overturning tenure and seniority needs to be confronted head-on.

  • For a democratic, secular Iraq

    Revolutionary organizations in the Middle East are calling for a struggle against both imperialism and sectarianism in Iraq.

  • Exporting Gaza to the favelas

    Who is supplying Brazil with the high-tech weapons used for World Cup security? The answer can be found in Haifa, Israel.

  • Raíces de la violencia sexual

    Detrás de los horribles hechos en Isla Vista yace una realidad que permite el arraigo de, y a menudo excusa, la violencia contra la mujer y el sexismo.

July 4, 2014

  • A tale of two paychecks

    For Pam Davis, working at Walmart meant always worrying about the next bill. For Rob Walton, owning Walmart means never worrying about anything.

  • It's still the oil, stupid

    Just like during the U.S. invasion and occupation, the media are ignoring a critical factor in the intensifying violence in Iraq.

  • Saying yes in Scotland

    Momentum is shifting in an independence referendum in Scotland, with a "yes" vote a real possibility. What should the left say?

  • Another world (cup) is possible

    Brazil's Dance with the Devil isn't just about how governments exploit spectacles like the World Cup, but how people fight back.

  • King Lear's journey from regal to radical

    William Shakespeare's famous play is a portrait of a ruling class in crisis--and a monarch who learns to see all of society.

July 3, 2014

  • The "freedom" to deny women health care

    With its decision in a case involving insurance coverage of birth control, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against women, workers and science.

  • Socialism connects the dots

    Some 1,450 people attended the Socialism 2014 conference in Chicago to discuss the struggles of today--and tomorrow.

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