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January 19, 2018

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January 17, 2018

  • Lessons from a year of resistance

    One year after the Women's Marches, the left needs to take stock of what strategies will help build the opposition against Trump--and what won't.

  • Picked off by the right-wing thought police

    George Ciccariello-Maher's resignation is a chilling reminder that the war on left-wing voices is taking a toll and needs to be fought.

  • Finding our voices in defense of clinics

    Dozens of pro-choice activists turned out to defend a Seattle clinic, despite the attempts of Planned Parenthood to discourage them.

  • Never forget Nagasaki

    I traveled to Japan to apologize, especially to the Hibakusha--the word for survivors of the atomic blasts during the World War II.

January 16, 2018

  • Does revolution still matter for the left?

    The question of revolution isn't about the distant final climax, but how we understand our power today--and what the society we're fighting for looks like.

  • Justice for immigrants can't be temporary

    As we fight for Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Haitian immigrants, we also need to challenge the program's limits.

  • What's wrong with Trump?

    Some liberals and leftists focus on Trump's mental stability, but that risks deflecting attention away from his reactionary politics.

  • The crisis before the crisis in Puerto Rico

    When a UN official investigating poverty toured the U.S., a scholar had this to say about the dire conditions in Puerto Rico.

January 15, 2018

  • Sick of a shithole president

    Trump's racist outburst has further disgusted millions of people--but we need an alternative to waiting on the Washington system to do something.

  • We stand with Ravi Ragbir

    Supporters sprung into action in support of a leading New York immigrant rights activist after he was detained at an ICE check-in.

  • The causes of Haiti's suffering

    The people of Haiti have been resilient in the face of all that the West has inflicted on them. It is Trump who is a living obscenity.

  • Union busting, Russian-style

    The Russian state is attacking a major trade union, claiming that it is a "foreign agent" as a pretext to legal moves to dissolve it.

January 12, 2018

  • The Man in Black goes to Folsom

    Fifty years ago, Johnny Cash played two concerts at Folsom Prison that changed music and cemented his place as an advocate for the oppressed.

  • Sessions doubles down in the war on weed

    Trump's attorney general has announced a new offensive in a failed war--a plan to go after states that decriminalized marijuana.

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