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January 22, 2015

  • Is Marxism Eurocentric?

    Critics of Marx's "Eurocentrism" build their case on a small sample of writings--but ignore the larger body of work that refutes their claims.

  • How the right took charge on abortion

    On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the GOP assault couldn't be more unrelenting--and out of touch with women's lives.

  • Obama's Charade of the Union

    Barack Obama is proposing progressive measures at the point in his presidency when they are least likely to be realized.

  • Living up to King's legacy

    Anti-racist activists report from two cities as Martin Luther King Day protests mark the reappearance of Black Lives Matter.

  • Chicago's machine strikes again

    Chicago teacher Tammie Vinson was undemocratically blocked from running against Democratic Alderman Jason Ervin.

  • Time to hold the police accountable

    A racial justice group in Madison, Wisconsin, sent a message to the police chief--and then another to make its point clear.

  • Is free speech the issue?

    Socialists shouldn't raise political concerns over isolated threats to racist speech when it's largely endorsed by those in power.

January 21, 2015

  • This election can turn the tide in Greece

    A Greek socialist and leading member of SYRIZA describes the atmosphere ahead of national elections that the radical left is poised to win.

  • How single-payer was betrayed in Vermont

    After Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin backed away from a single-payer health care plan, activists are discussing next steps.

  • Seeing Ferguson from prison

    Two victims of the racist prison system in Ohio reconstruct their conversations about the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

  • Andrew Cuomo's war on schools

    The Democratic governor of New York is waging a Tea Party-style assault on the concept of public education.

  • The kind of apology we really need

    Survivors of Chicago police torture are working with activists, attorneys and family members to demand reparations.

  • Sting's shipbuilding

    The musical The Last Ship, written by Sting, features workers who occupy a shipyard and take inspiration from Marx.

January 20, 2015

  • Why the whole world is watching Greece

    The likely victory of a radical left party in Greece's national elections this weekend is the product of years of economic crisis and mass struggle.

  • Lessons from Scotland's independence battle

    The referendum on Scottish independence didn't win, but it has fueled a radicalization based on new possibilities for the left.

  • Rewinding The Battle of Algiers

    The only way forward is to challenge Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of the Arab Spring revolutions.

  • A Leninist and a Lennonist

    A fellow veteran of the socialist movement pays tribute to the remarkable life of a dear friend and comrade.

  • Letter to a young Army Ranger

    A former Army Ranger offers his own experience to young people who may consider joining the military.

  • La conjura racista en Francia

    El presidente francés, François Hollande, y los líderes del mundo están utilizando los asesinatos en París para promover una agenda reaccionaria.

January 19, 2015

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