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April 16, 2014

  • Are better schools the solution to poverty?

    The mantra of politicians and the media detracts from the real sources of--and solutions to--both poverty and the crisis of public education.

  • The real fraud about Afghanistan's election

    The media cheered Afghanistan's election as a success story, but the outcome will change little if anything for ordinary Afghans.

  • Solidaire in Quebec's election

    A member of Québec solidaire analyzes the outcome of the provincial election and the improved showing for the left.

  • Ready to raise the floor in SF

    A coalition of labor and community groups is moving ahead with a referendum that would raise San Francisco's minimum wage.

  • The lessons of cricket

    It's a measure of C.L.R. James's skill as a writer that Beyond a Boundary is one of the best books about sports ever written.

  • When criticism is off limits

    For discussing how criticism of Israel is muted, former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is facing a backlash.

April 15, 2014

  • Why are they waging a war on science?

    From challenging evolution to denying climate change, the right's anti-science dogmas are promoted with the aim of bolstering conservative causes.

  • How will labor be revived?

    A leading writer and labor historian talks about the shape of the labor movement today--and how to rebuild fighting unions.

  • The movement needs to keep moving

    The polluters and the politicians who serve them are facing growing discontent and a challenge at the grassroots.

  • We're sick of poverty wages

    Fight for 15 activists in Los Angeles are demanding an end to wage theft and the right to form a union without retaliation.

  • Where's our 3 percent raise?

    Workers for the HowardCenter in Vermont want to know why they aren't getting the wage increase agreed to last year.

  • Victories against police repression

    Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

  • Soborno institucionalizado

    A la Corte Suprema le preocupa la "libertad de expresión" cuando necesita una excusa para ayudar a los ricos a comprar aún más influencia política.

April 14, 2014

  • We need a tipping point toward climate justice

    SocialistWorker.org talked to leading figures in the environmental justice movement to ask the question: Can we stop the tipping point?

  • UPS backs down over firings

    Teamsters in New York City won a victory when UPS rescinded pink slips issued to 250 drivers for walking off the job.

  • Chicago police justify another killing

    Friends and neighbors of Raason "Lil B" Shaw say there are many reasons to doubt the Chicago cops' story about his death.

  • A boycott of conscience

    Teachers at New York City's Earth School have declared that they will not administer the state's Common Core tests.

  • Custodians crank up the heat

    More than 200 University of Washington custodians and their supporters rallied to demand fair treatment on the job.

  • Human rights and the art world

    The Biennale of Sydney severed ties with corporate sponsor Transfield after artists drew attention to its human rights abuses.

April 11, 2014

  • Theses on national questions

    In 1920, Lenin took up the question of how socialists approach the demands of colonies and oppressed nations for equality.

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