Topic: National

  • Multiracial solidarity grows in Brooklyn

    The newly initiated Bay Ridge for Social Justice group mobilized a dynamic and family-friendly march on MLK Day.

  • How do we push sexism back to the fringe?

    The face of sexual assault and contempt for women is also the face of the next president, but the anti-sexist majority can send Trump a message.

  • Tell Obama: He has to free Leonard Peltier

    The final push is on to get Barack Obama to free Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier after 40 years ago of unjust incarceration.

  • Rahm's false cures for an epidemic of violence

    The solution to Chicago's gun violence tragedy isn't more policing or tougher laws, but reversing neoliberal policies and confronting racism.

  • Who's left out of Cuomo's tuition-free plan?

    Plans for a scholarship to make public higher education free for some students doesn’t go far enough to provide what we deserve.

  • The causes of an assault in Chicago

    The right wing is exploiting an attack on a mentally disabled man in Chicago to advance a campaign of racist hate and repression.

  • We had to organize to keep the clinics open

    Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s emboldened the Religious Right, but a determined movement stood up to the attack on abortion rights.

  • The new anti-choice onslaught under Trump

    An anti-abortion law enacted in Ohio will be the sign of things to come under Donald Trump--unless we build the fight to defend our rights.

  • What happened after the oil price crash?

    Two years after the oil price crash, some certainties remain: a world of environmental chaos and oil-fuelled imperialist conflict.

  • We still stand with Standing Rock

    We thank all those who have supported the water protectors. Now, we must keep up pressure on until the Black Snake is dead.

  • Standing Rock is what democracy looks like

    The water protectors have managed to share a sacred fire under Arctic conditions and create a strong, well-organized community.

  • Can Trump reverse the Standing Rock victory?

    Water protectors and their supporters are fearful that DAPL won't stay blocked, but there's substance to this victory that gives us something to build on.

  • The struggle doesn't stop at Standing Rock

    Hundreds marched in Washington, D.C., to support political prisoner Leonard Peltier and the water protectors around the country.

  • A not-so-strange kinship

    The solidarity between Standing Rock water protectors and U.S. military veterans was forged by a long history of war and empire.

  • Touch of evil

    In this week's column, meet a modern-day Philip Marlowe, trying to crack a murder case that only he can't seem to solve.

  • We want a hate-free city

    Hundreds of Queens residents responded to a recent spike in hate crimes by mobilizing to make their neighborhood a "hate-free zone."

  • What we did in Iowa to chase away the Klan

    The Midwest Network to Stop the Klan was an example of successful anti-racist organizing in the 1990s that holds lessons for today's left.

  • The blizzard didn't stop us

    A furious winter storm hit the Standing Rock encampments, but that isn't stopping the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • How did we get the misogynist-in-chief?

    The Trump campaign gave voice to some of the most backward ideas in society--but the truth is there wasn't a voice for our side in November.

  • Una movilización indígena

    La mayor movilización indígena en más de un siglo se desarrolla hoy en Standing Rock, Dakota del Norte, en defensa del agua y del medio ambiente.

  • Ready to do what's right in Standing Rock

    An Iraq War vet explains why she traveled to Standing Rock--and the special role that military veterans can play in this struggle.

  • How the water protectors won at Standing Rock

    SW contributors describe what they saw on a trip to Standing Rock as an announcement is made about the future of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • Veterans deploy for justice at Standing Rock

    An Iraq War vet who joined water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline talks about why everyone needs to be a part of this struggle.

  • Gimme some DAPL

    In this week's column, the Dakota Access Pipeline pushers get a rare chance to tell their side of the story.

  • A smear against solidarity at Standing Rock

    There is no "Burning Man crisis" in Standing Rock, and we should be suspicious when police worry about the welfare of our camps.