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March 23, 2017

  • In defense of protesting racists

    A backlash is in full swing after the Vermont demonstration against Charles Murray, but those leading the charge forget that protest is free speech, too.

  • The one undemocratic state solution

    Israeli politicians who call for a "one-state solution" in Palestine have a radically different idea in mind compared to the left.

  • Charles Murray's ideas should be challenged

    It is a grave disservice to the Columbia University community to invite Charles Murray to speak in this uncontested format.

  • Tom Cat does Trump's dirty work

    A Queens bakery is facing protests after threatening immigrant workers with firing if they can't prove their legal status.

  • When the scientists march

    Activism by scientists is often greeted with amazement, but they have quite a history of protest, especially during times of upheaval.

  • How capitalism frames disability

    To liberate students with disabilities, the students need to become aware that they are not responsible for their social disability.

March 22, 2017

  • ICE's war on immigrant organizers in Vermont

    People in Vermont are protesting a series of raids targeting immigrants whose only "crime" has been to fight for the rights of dairy farm workers.

  • Despair in Europe's camps

    Refugees continue to die in record numbers as EU governments scapegoat them, but people are taking to the streets in protest.

  • A poison pill we shouldn't swallow

    As Republicans push forward with Trump's disastrous health care plan, the left needs to stand up for a vision of health care for all.

  • The human face of the drug war

    When people hear the real-life stories of prisoners victimized by the "war on drugs," public opinion begins to change.

March 21, 2017

  • Why are there still famines?

    Modern technology has made it possible to grow enough food to feed everyone in the world. So why is the UN reporting the worst famine since 1945?

  • Capitalism brought us here

    Most immigrants came to the U.S. because they have no choice--and they will fight to defend the lives they worked so hard to build.

  • Politicking without politics

    The Democrats are trying to damage Trump by pointing out his hypocrisy rather than articulating any ideas of their own.

  • Yes, they can find a way to respect nurses

    At the University of Missouri Hospital, there's money for ad campaigns, but nothing for the people who do the work.

  • The only guarantee of Polish independence

    One hundred years ago, Polish socialists in Petrograd pointed to the Russian Revolution as the hope for liberation from empire.

March 20, 2017

  • How did the Dutch far right get so far?

    Geert Wilders' far-right Party for Freedom came up short of victory in last week's Dutch elections, but it expanded its votes and its influence.

  • The West and "African corruption"

    The West's self-serving narrative about "African corruption" obscures actual causes of graft and greed that bleed Africa dry.

  • Don't spill Texas seed

    Texas lawmakers who propose legislation that restricts women's right to abortion could see their right to masturbate taken away.

  • The "alternative facts" that led to war on Iraq

    Trump isn't the first president to prefer "alternative facts." Fifteen years ago, George W. Bush paved the road to war with lies.

  • Soldiers, take power into your own hands!

    This appeal from Russian socialists shortly after the February Revolution called on soldiers to side with the workers' councils.

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