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April 20, 2017

  • Separating fact from fake news

    Trump has taken the U.S. government practice of lying to a new level, but the left can't start creating its own "alternative facts" to oppose him.

  • Where will France end up after the election?

    The main parties have been eclipsed in this election by the surge of a far-right candidate and an unexpected challenge from the left.

  • ICE grabs another victim in Maine

    A 28-year-old Somali immigrant and U.S. permanent resident was arrested by ICE agents in the middle of a court hearing.

  • Why capitalism clings to fossil fuels

    A transition to renewable energy even makes sense for capitalism, but this is a system where sense doesn't count for much.

April 19, 2017

  • Will Trump start a new Korean War?

    Trump is dialing up the rhetoric about getting tough with North Korea, which will keep the region on a hair trigger for some time to come.

  • Making science serve the people

    The experiences of an organization that took on racist and reactionary pseudoscience 40 years ago hold lessons for us today.

  • A government swindle on student debt

    The government is trying to retroactively disqualify former students from a program that would forgive part of their loan debt.

  • Has scandal caught up with Rio's ex-mayor?

    Brazil's ongoing corruption investigations may be closing in on one of the previously untainted faces of the 2016 Olympics.

  • Tackling Trump on Tax Day

    Thousands turned out in San Diego to call for the rich to pay their fair share and for the government to fund our priorities.

April 18, 2017

  • Sessions' green light to police violence

    The order by Trump's attorney general to review all federal oversight of local police departments is a chilling endorsement of police impunity.

  • The future of our university is at stake

    Students at the University of Puerto Rico are on strike against ruthless austerity and a debt crisis the island's residents didn't cause.

  • A new face on the old SPD?

    Martin Schulz of Germany's center-left SPD is claiming to represent a new direction, but there's less to him than meets the eye.

  • Stashing the loot from the taxman

    The available means for concealing assets are so highly developed that they amount to an alternative global economy.

  • Make May Day a day of resistance

    A walkout of Seattle high school students on May Day would show people that we will stand together in the face of oppression.

April 17, 2017

  • We'll stand together on May Day

    The executive director of Voces de la Frontera explains why taking on Trump's anti-immigrant agenda will require solidarity with labor and other forces.

  • The roots of an attack in Stockholm

    A recent attack in Sweden says less about terrorism and more about a society in which immigrants are mistreated and alienated.

  • Where has Ecuador's political left gone?

    Even with Lenín Moreno's presidential victory, the Ecuadorian left is in dire need of reconstruction.

  • A new journal for tumultuous times

    A duo of young academics has launched the Journal of Interrupted Studies, which focuses on the work of refugee scholars.

  • Nada menos que la igualdad

    Durante las protestas del 1° de mayo, los inmigrantes--y quienes los apoyan--tienen la oportunidad para no sólo oponerse a Trump, sino también para declarar qué quieren.

April 14, 2017

  • A voice for socialism for 40 years

    The first issue of Socialist Worker was published 40 years ago in April 1977, and the need for a revolutionary socialist press is still key today.

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