Topic: National

  • When a jail sentence becomes a death sentence

    Protesters in Binghamton, New York, gathered at the county jail to call for an end to brutal conditions and mass incarceration.

  • St. Louis refuses to be silenced about killer cops

    St. Louis streets surged with daily protests after a not-guilty verdict for a cop who killed in cold blood--but police doubled down with more repression.

  • The right is storming women's clinics

    Anti-abortion fanatics busted into clinics in three cities this weekend to threaten patients and staff--marking a new escalation in the right wing's offensive.

  • Time for ICE to show us its papers

    Immigrant justice organizations turned out at field offices across the country to demand details about planned raids and enforcement.

  • The D.C. rally that overshadowed the far right

    The main event on D.C.'s National Mall last weekend was a rally of music fans who have been falsely classified as a "hybrid gang."

  • Chuck and Nancy's art of the deal

    Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say they saved DACA for immigrant youth. But they gave Trump more weapons to use against their parents.

  • Putting people first in disaster recovery

    After disasters like Katrina and Harvey, we need an approach that puts survivors ahead of the profiteering of disaster capitalists.

  • We won't let them silence us at Ohio University

    Students and faculty at Ohio University are responding to a new administration policy that effectively forbids political activity.`

  • The prejudices of a moral panic against women

    Poor women already face obstacles raising their children, but they're being put under greater scrutiny, especially over drug use.

  • Make DePaul a real sanctuary campus

    Providing a welcoming environment for undocumented students should include doing everything possible to challenge ICE.

  • Por DACA y todo inmigrante

    El desafío más grande contra el ataque de Trump no fueron las críticas liberales, sino la oleada de protestas a través de los Estados Unidos.

  • Madison rallies to defend DACA

    A march led by undocumented students took over the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison in a spirited show of defiance.

  • Santa Fe brutalizes Native activists

    Santa Fe police attacked Native activists protesting a city celebration of conquest, and local officials are backing the cops.

  • DeVos is turning back the clock on survivors

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan to roll back Title IX protections is the latest in a series of insults to sexual assault survivors.

  • The police versus Michael Bennett

    The Las Vegas police union is going all out to attack NFL player Michael Bennett after he spoke out about their abuse.

  • The lessons of Katrina that haven't been learned

    Two SW contributors who were trapped in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina consider the striking parallels with today's unnatural natural disasters.

  • What caused the Eagle Creek fire?

    The causes of a raging wildfire 45 miles outside Portland, Oregon, are human-made, but not in the way officials are saying.

  • Tax the rich to save Connecticut schools

    Under Connecticut Gov. Malloy's plan, state education funding would be cut by between 30 and 100 percent in many school districts.

  • No, Mr. President, we're not having a good time

    The full tragedy of Harvey is still emerging, but what makes it all the more frustrating is that the decisions of those in power made it so much worse.

  • Climate chaos and the capitalist system

    After Harvey and Irma, it's obviously time to talk about climate change, but it also needs to be a time to talk about capitalism.

  • Outrage against DACA repeal takes the streets

    People across the U.S. turned anger at the repeal of DACA into action at quickly organized protests, sit-ins and walkouts.

  • The "science" that bolsters racism

    Politicians may call fascists "un-American," but the "scientific" racism of eugenics was very much a made-in-the-USA dogma.

  • Why the right wages war on affirmative action

    Trump and loyal minion Jeff Sessions are taking aim at affirmative action programs for student admissions in higher education.

  • We can't let DREAMers be driven underground

    Trump was roundly criticized for his attack on immigrant youth--but the even more important response was a storm of protest across the U.S.

  • The flooded landscape of 21st century capitalism

    Texas' disaster has its roots in a system that affects the climate through global warming and the built environment through unchecked development.