Topic: National

  • Hearing all the voices of the #MeToo moment

    The #MeToo campaign struck a profound chord because of the pervasive reality of sexual violence in people's everyday lives.

  • Exposing the right's fake clinic in Madison

    Supporters of reproductive rights mobilized outside a Madison-area "crisis pregnancy center" that poses as an abortion provider.

  • Harvard's greed is showing

    Struggles to protect workers' and students' rights like the one at Harvard set an example of the kind of solidarity that's necessary.

  • We need justice for Jason Pero

    The murder of a 14-year-old Obijwe boy in northern Wisconsin is part of a long history of police violence against Native Americans.

  • The problems with Spacey's "apology"

    When Kevin Spacey linked the allegations of sexual abuse against him to being gay, he tapped into dangerous stereotypes.

  • The sexist reality we know far too well

    As women in Hollywood bravely speak out against sexual harassment and abuse, Latina farmworkers are standing with them.

  • This has nothing to do with justice

    A court case against the Ramapough Lenape that would bar members from the right to assemble on their land is coming to a head.

  • The roots of another American horror story

    The responses of political leaders to Devin Kelley's massacre were familiar--and left the real causes of violence unexamined.

  • New York's slimiest

    Two NYPD officers are facing charges of raping a handcuffed young woman, who has boldly defied their attempts to shame her.

  • The power of #MeToo

    The confidence that women feel because of #MeToo to speak out against sexual abuse and assault can only strengthen the struggle against all injustice.

  • Silencing protest in the name of free speech

    A new policy at the University of Wisconsin calls for suspending and even expelling students who protest right-wing speakers.

  • Sending a message to a racist at DePaul

    Dozens of people turned out in the rain to protest an event with racist pseudo-scientist Charles Murray at DePaul University.

  • Buscando santuario en Ohio

    ICE quiso deportar a una madre de tres hijos, pero Edith Espinal decidió que no, y buscó refugio en una iglesia de Columbus, Ohio.

  • Twisting the case for free speech on campus

    At Brooklyn College, David Horowitz's campaign against the left has led to protest, but also further smears against progressives.

  • The PSU administration comes down on the left

    The Portland State University administration has again escalated its repressive measures against left-wing organizers on campus.

  • Speaking truth in a world that silences women

    Critics say that #MeToo does nothing to stop sexual abuse by itself, but speaking out is critical in a world where sexism isn't taken seriously.

  • In defense of Queens fathers

    After a spate of deportations of Bangladeshi fathers, New York activists are mobilizing to prevent another family from being torn apart.

  • The Ramapough won't be silenced

    The Ramapough Lenape are continuing their struggle against a pipeline in New Jersey that threatens clean water and their land.

  • Taking a knee to stand with the struggle

    We asked SW contributors for their thoughts on the powerful protests against racism that have spread from the NFL to other sports and beyond.

  • Putting the bigots in their place

    Pro-choice supporters organized a clinic defense in Poughkeepsie, New York--and turned the tables on the anti-abortion bigots.

  • Who controls Jane Doe's body?

    Government officials engaged in a grotesque attempt to thwart a young undocumented woman’s decision to have an abortion.

  • The floods next time

    Climate change is coinciding with an era of rapid urbanization, which means the world’s cities will become sites of calamity--and resistance.

  • Seeking sanctuary in Columbus

    ICE wanted to deport a 40-year-old mother of three--but Edith Espinal decided she won't go and sought refuge in a Columbus church.

  • Pushing back the charters in Durham

    Parents and teachers came together in Durham, North Carolina, to prevent two schools from being turned into charters.

  • We are defending our clinics

    Abortion rights activists in New York City and Chicago mobilized to defend women's clinics against the antis' "40 Days for Life."