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January 26, 2015

  • A new day for Greece and Europe

    SYRIZA's victory in Greek elections is a long-awaited breakthrough against a ruling class agenda that has inflicted suffering across Europe.

  • Taking the first step in a new direction

    Greek socialists and participants in SYRIZA celebrate a victory for the working class movement--and look to the fight ahead.

  • Lessons from an American Sniper

    American Sniper is a racist, militaristic movie--but it has a lot to teach us if we want to build a successful antiwar movement.

  • They murdered a socialist

    Police in Egypt killed an Egyptian leftist and poet on a protest march to Tahrir Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the revolution.

  • Inside DeflateGate

    If you really want to disturb the moral compass of the NFL leadership hierarchy, deflate their balls.

  • What to read about Greece and SYRIZA

    SW has suggestions for readers who want to find more left analysis of the struggle in Greece and prospects for the future.

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.

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