Topic: National

  • Bringing Black Lives Matter into the schools

    Thousands of Seattle teachers are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts today in a historic workplace demonstration against racism.

  • Why are police the priority in Rahm's Chicago?

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 1,000 more police to the force--but more cops aren't a solution to the city's violence.

  • The trouble with anti-anti-racism

    Rather than a distraction from confronting class inequality, movements against racism are part of building opposition to capitalism.

  • Alternatives to punishment

    Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

  • Crackdown at Standing Rock follows ruling

    After a federal appeals court refused to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the energy giants are intensifying repression.

  • Oakland honor band's loud and proud message

    Members of an honor band from Oakland schools explain why they took a knee during a performance of the national anthem.

  • The Trump of the iceberg of sexual harassment

    As more women come forward about being abused by Donald Trump, the harassment faced by millions of others is coming to the surface.

  • Taking the struggle forward in Columbus

    Ohio's capital city has seen an upsurge in the struggle for Black lives--and that's raising important questions for the movement.

  • Ripped off by the for-profit education fraud

    With one out of every three dollars of U.S. borrowing going to student loans, we need to eliminate the for-profit education fraud.

  • What's next for the Queen City rebellion?

    Angry protests continued daily in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott mobilized thousands.

  • Climate change is drowning us

    The hurricane battering the Caribbean today is the latest reminder that the fight to end the fossil fuel industry is a life or death struggle.

  • San Diego demands justice for Olango

    Protests against the police killing of Alfred Olango, an unarmed 38-year-old Black man, are continuing each day in San Diego.

  • Trumpeting sexism

    Donald Trump's woman-hating rhetoric has real ramifications--but it's not clear that Hillary Clinton gets that beyond how it helps her campaign.

  • The view at Standing Rock

    We know about past high points of Native resistance, but we're living through one now, and it's our job to spread its message.

  • Marching against New York's Abu Ghraib

    Hundreds of people, led by former prisoners, gathered to demand the closure of New York City's notorious jail Rikers Island.

  • The road that brought us to Standing Rock

    SW contributors tell what they saw and heard on a trip to bring support and solidarity for the historic resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • A new but familiar battle at Standing Rock

    The broken treaties of the past are an important part of the climate justice battle at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation today.

  • Exploiting an epidemic

    A society that wants to stop drug addiction needs to deal with its root causes--not simply shame and punish drug users.

  • Solidaridad con Standing Rock

    La Organización Internacional Socialista apoya a la tribu Sioux de Standing Rock y su resistencia contra un nuevo oleoducto.

  • Signed up for Changing the World 101

    An unprecedented number of students and young people are going to socialist meetings at campuses across the U.S. this fall.

  • Gutting the UMass Labor Center

    The UMass administration wants to cut the budget and force out left-wing faculty at the prestigious Labor Center in Amherst.

  • Cops, racism and cover-ups in Columbus

    The killing of 13-year-old Tyre King is part of a pattern of police abuse that goes on because there is no fear of consequences.

  • A symbol that spread through the sports world

    Colin Kaepernick's act of protest by taking a knee during the national anthem set off an earthquake--and the reverberations are still being felt.

  • Charlotte erupts in protest after another killing

    Demonstrations and tear gas have filled the streets of North Carolina's largest city each night since the police murder of another Black man.

  • We blocked the bunker in Seattle

    Seattle activists won a victory when officials announced that they would postpone a plan to build a massive new police station.