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December 18, 2014

  • When soldiers declared peace on earth

    One hundred years ago, soldiers on opposing sides in the First World War showed the power that people without rank and privilege possess.

  • A new opening for the left in Greece

    A political crisis for Greece's rulers could lead to a general election in the first months of 2015--and a victory for the left.

  • Washington's presents for the 1 Percent

    Congress has issued a public declaration of its own corruption, stupidity and immorality in the form of the 2015 budget.

  • What was best in 2014?

    SocialistWorker.org readers speak up for their favorite movies, books, music and streaming content of the year.

  • A "12th man" for the struggle

    Some 300 protesters rallied outside Centurylink Stadium in downtown Seattle before the Seahawks-49ers matchup.

  • How New York won a fracking ban

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban fracking is a victory for all the people who spent years challenging the energy giants.

December 17, 2014

  • Voices from Ayotzinapa tell their story

    The father of one of the missing 43 students in Mexico joins two fellow students for a discussion about Ayotzinapa and the struggle for justice.

  • A cancer that produces racism

    The ever-growing number of police officers and prison guards is a potent source of prejudice and reaction.

  • From siege to reaction

    The narrative from the media and politicians after a hostage standoff in Australia was that this was Islamist terrorism.

  • Embracing apartheid

    Israel’s cabinet has voted for racist laws that, if approved by parliament, will upgrade Israel’s status as an apartheid state.

  • A world of possibilities unleashed

    In the caricature of a socialist society, everybody is forced to act alike--but the real socialist vision is exactly the opposite.

  • Police violence hurts Black families

    Police violence and incarceration throw up extra obstacles to Black families struggling to raise their children.

December 16, 2014

  • The armed occupation inside the empire

    As Martin Luther King pointed out 50 years ago, the militarization of police departments across the U.S. flows directly from its wars abroad.

  • Colgate protesters face racist threats

    Activists at Colgate University who led a historic sit-in this fall now face violent online threats and a passive administration.

  • Hiding the homeless

    Reports claiming a decline in homelessness are being used to cover up a crisis that the government doesn't intend to solve.

  • The disappearing working class?

    The weakened condition of the working class movement shouldn't be chalked up to a change that has rendered it powerless.

  • The LAPD opens fire

    Los Angeles police recently killed a man at a busy tourist spot--because, they claim, he was armed with a pocket knife.

December 15, 2014

  • A new movement demands to be heard

    The demonstrations on December 13 showed that the movement against police violence and lawlessness is only growing larger and stronger.

  • UAW 2865 makes history

    The academic workers union at the University of California has become the first U.S. union to call for divestment from Israel.

  • Why we need activist athletes

    Some of the most prominent voices speaking out about racism are those of athletes who can reach millions of people.

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