Topic: National

  • What's behind the Oakland cops' killing spree?

    The recent deaths of several Black men at the hands of Oakland police is more evidence of entrenched racism and brutality.

  • Why did Ramarley have to die?

    Activists gathered in New York City to demand federal prosecution of the police officer who killed Ramarley Graham.

  • Still left behind in the new New Orleans

    Ten years after they were trapped by Katrina, Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky reflect on what has and hasn't changed in New Orleans.

  • What made Katrina a "Katrina moment"?

    The manmade disaster that followed after Katrina ripped the mask off U.S. society, revealing the depths of racism, poverty and inequality.

  • Profiteers descend on New Orleans

    Journalist Jeremy Scahill exposed how Homeland Security hired mercenaries from Blackwater to patrol New Orleans.

  • What we saw after Katrina

    Socialist Worker reporters traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to local residents and activists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

  • The struggle for New Orleans

    In a 2005 interview, left-wing author Mike Davis described the consequences, natural and man-made, of the Katrina catastrophe.

  • The heroes and sheroes of New Orleans

    SW contributors Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky were trapped in New Orleans by Katrina--their story, first told here, shocked the world.

  • Are the drug warriors ready to surrender?

    What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences?

  • Tearing down the walls

    The Stonewall Rebellion provides us with lessons for rebuilding a movement that can win sexual liberation for everyone.

  • Lucha antirracista y elecciones

    Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.

  • We want justice for Cierra Finkley

    Activists are rallying to the defense of Cierra Finkley, who is facing years in prison for defending herself from a violent partner.

  • Legal victories are a warning to witch hunters

    The University of Illinois's attempts to silence fired Palestinian professor Steven Salaita have unraveled further.

  • Capitalism and the new "Brown scare"

    Donald Trump is a bigoted buffoon, but his anti-immigrant rants fit right into the larger climate of repression and scapegoating.

  • Who will fight for Black lives?

    Raising the Black Lives Matter issue forcefully is important, but the dismissal of potential supporters as racists is a problem.

  • Obama's climate plan won't put out the fire

    When some of the loudest applause for Obama's climate change plan is coming from corporate polluters, we should be more than skeptical.

  • Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections

    Confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and political candidates have cast a light on the movement's politics and the challenges it faces.

  • Winning talk isn't winning action

    Democrats have had to offer promises of change, instead of ignoring the issue of racist violence--but that isn't enough.

  • Making Sanders discuss racism

    Between Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders, there should be no question about which side we're on.

  • Taking on the testocracy

    A leader of the fight against corporate-driven high-stakes testing describes his experience debating a prominent "testucrat."

  • Why is Rafael Peña dead?

    An inmate at a New York correctional facility was found dead after being put in solitary confinement. His family wants answers.

  • The racist prosecutors who run U.S. courts

    Prosecutors hold one of the most powerful positions in the criminal injustice system, but for decades have operated with very little scrutiny, leading to a litany of racist abuses.

  • Year one of Black Lives Matter

    In the year since Mike Brown was murdered and the city of Ferguson erupted in protest, so much has changed--and not nearly enough has changed.

  • A win for Pittsburgh public transit

    Transit activists and union members came together and won an important victory for public transportation in the Pittsburgh area.

  • Don't let them poison sacred ground

    Members of the Apache Nation are fighting an underhanded attempt by mining companies to gain access to protected land.