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October 30, 2014

  • What's the cause of endless wars?

    According to Lenin, specific wars and conflicts may have specific causes, but generalized war and conflict are permanent conditions of capitalism.

  • Why teachers are backing Hawkins-Jones

    The Green Party's Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are breaking new ground for independent politics in New York.

  • They rule, but we can fight

    A new book by Paul Street shows how the rich have created a "second Gilded Age"--and also caused a fightback.

  • The eternal "thank you"

    After 14 years of the "war on terror," the countless ceremonies and "thank yous" to military veterans need to be questioned.

  • Ferguson's resistance continues to echo

    A march in Boston shows how the resistance following Mike Brown's murder has galvanized a new generation of activists.

  • We need clinic defenders

    Abortion rights activists need to make our voices heard at the clinics, so we can regain some of the ground lost to the right.

October 29, 2014

  • Why is the antiwar struggle weak today?

    The reaction to Barack Obama's launching of a new war in Iraq couldn't be more different to what greeted George Bush's invasion. Why?

  • The Jeffco rebels

    A right-wing school board in Colorado has provoked an eruption of walkouts and sick-outs by students and teachers.

  • Let us graduate, let us educate

    A walkout at Seattle's Garfield High forced the school district to back off its threat to cut one teacher in a core subject area.

  • Islamophobia TV

    Homeland speaks volumes about the consistently awful representation of Arabs, Islam and Muslim-majority countries on TV.

  • Two calls to struggle against World War I

    The revolutionary response to the First World War was shaped by two manifestoes written by V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky.

October 28, 2014

  • Why are they so afraid of third parties?

    The Democrats and Republicans have worked hard to protect their duopoly, which allows the two pro-corporate parties to share power between them.

  • The war for the Middle East

    U.S. air strikes have as much to do with stopping ISIS violence as the invasion of Iraq did with weapons of mass destruction.

  • Setting the record straight about SEIU 1021

    An ISO member in the Bay Area answers a critique that he and SEIU Local 1021 promoted concessions and shilled for San Francisco's mayor.

  • Standing up for Philly teachers

    Thousands flooded the street in front of the Philadelphia school district headquarters to protest an attack on teachers.

  • Democrats and the election quest

    The ultimate message of the Democrats in elections is: be passionate, be committed, but remember, do it on our terms.

October 27, 2014

  • Smears won't stop the struggle for justice

    Mike Brown is being subjected to more slanders--but a new generation of activists who have emerged around this case are keeping up the fight.

  • Reacting to violence with scapegoating

    The attacks on soldiers in Canada will be used to toughen security laws, limit civil liberties and build up police agencies.

  • The Working Families Party charade unravels

    New York's Working Families Party hands progressive votes to Democrats with the false promise of providing an alternative.

  • The betrayal of the Kurds

    Despite their occasional claims, Western leaders have never cared about self-determination for the Kurdish people.

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