Topic: National

  • The poll tax is back in Texas

    The Supreme Court gave a green light to a Texas law that could prevent hundreds of thousands of Blacks and Latinos from voting.

  • Which reforms do we win?

    If its interests are more threatened by refusing a reform than granting it, the ruling class will grant the reform.

  • Blaming everything but the real causes

    Solidarity, not scapegoating--that's what is needed to confront the threat of Ebola and to counter the racist victim-blaming going on in Washington.

  • An insult for Halloween

    Each fall, we see thousands if not millions of new "Indian" faces--in the racist costumes being sold for Halloween.

  • A gag rule aimed at Mumia

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to push through an outrageous attack on the free speech rights of prisoners and their supporters.

  • The real cause for alarm: For-profit health care

    What we know about the Ebola outbreak in Texas should frighten us about the problems of the U.S. health care system.

  • Ferguson means fight back

    The courageous resistance shown after the police murder of Mike Brown has inspired solidarity from far beyond Missouri.

  • Putting pregnant teens on trial

    The restrictions on minors seeking abortion in Alabama are linked to the right's crusade to destroy women's rights around the U.S.

  • Not a moment, but a movement

    Thousands of people gathered in downtown St. Louis as part of Ferguson October--to carry on the struggle against racism and police murder.

  • Why is Burge free while his victims suffer?

    The head Chicago police torturer is free after less than four years in prison--while some of his victims are still behind bars.

  • What moved the Court on marriage equality?

    What would lead a Supreme Court stacked with conservative justices to make a decision that furthers the cause of same-sex marriage?

  • Obama lied and families cried

    A deportation hours before the president vowed to "fix the system" reveals the broken lives behind Obama's broken promises.

  • Gunned down for being Black in Walmart

    Anti-racist activists are sitting in at a police station in an Ohio town to demand justice for John Crawford, killed by a police officer in a Walmart.

  • No clinics means no choices

    Abortion rights supporters protested in Texas after a federal court decision that effectively closes most of the state's clinics.

  • Let there be uproar

    In September, some 100,000 people marched in Kolkata, India, against police violence and for gender justice.

  • Ebola and the epidemic of fear

    One week after the first U.S. case of Ebola was diagnosed, racism and scaremongering have spread infinitely faster than the disease itself.

  • What we want after the march

    The only possible world for our children is the one that we wrestle from the hands of those who are poisoning the present.

  • Protecting the university, failing rape survivors

    College administrators are being exposed for their incompetence, negligence and outright hostility to students who make sexual assault complaints.

  • Another Colgate is possible

    More than 500 Colgate University students came to together to be part of a 100-hour sit-in to oppose racism and discrimination.

  • Inmigración: otra promesa rota

    Obama rehusó para dar alivio a millones de indocumentados y prefirió aliviar la arena electoral de los demócratas más derechistas.

  • New life for the climate justice struggle

    The hope for action on climate change comes not from paralyzed heads of state, but from another welling up at the grassroots.

  • Against the climate march cynics

    The criticisms of the climate march as "tame" and "symbolic" miss the importance of demonstrations like these in building future movements.

  • Turning a mother into a criminal

    Jennifer Whalen is going to jail--because she decided to help her teenage daughter get an abortion.

  • I am in the Troy Davis book club

    For the third anniversary of his execution, people around the country, including prisoners, are reading I Am Troy Davis.

  • On the wrong side of the law

    For many women--especially Black women--law enforcement is part of the problem, not the solution to domestic violence.