Topic: National

  • Can we count on the courts to stop DAPL?

    A judge has ruled against the Dakota Access Pipeline, but it will take a struggle beyond the courts to stop Trump and the oil industry.

  • Who's guilty of murder in San Antonio?

    Authorities are promising to go after human traffickers following the horrific deaths of 10 migrants in Texas--but the guilty go all the way to the top.

  • The way out of the health care hunger games

    We need a radical alternative to both Trumpcare and Obamacare: a single-payer system. With a groundswell of support, what are the first steps?

  • A North Carolina clinic under siege

    A documentary shows how the anti-choice bigots targeted an abortion clinic in North Carolina--with the help of the authorities.

  • The earth is choking on plastic

    Plastic waste isn't just a blight on the landscape--it is disrupting natural systems on which our very existence depends.

  • Hey Senator, people aren't cars

    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has compared people with pre-existing health conditions to cars that have been in accidents.

  • Crime pays in the Oakland Police Department

    After a sex trafficking scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department, two cops who led the cover-up have been promoted.

  • Treating addiction with cruelty

    A city council member in Ohio has proposed that some drug addicts who overdose be left to die--but that's not far from how addicts are already treated.

  • A stealth legislative assault on immigrants

    Democrats say they're standing up to Trump, but they won't challenge anti-immigrant bills being passed quietly in Congress.

  • The speech the racists didn't want you to hear

    Faced with death threats, a left-wing author had to cancel an appearance in Seattle--but she gave the speech you couldn't hear then at Socialism 2017.

  • Monuments to white supremacy

    As Confederate monuments come down in several Southern cities, it's a good time to look at why they went up in the first place.

  • Single-payer got close so the Democrats killed it

    Leading Democrats in California stepped in at the last minute to kill their own proposal for statewide single-payer health care.

  • Fighting for trans civil rights in Rochester

    Transgender activists continue to demand civil rights in New York, as their legislators fail to make good on promises to take action.

  • La migra detiene más activistas

    El gobierno continúa haciendo guerra contra los inmigrantes que luchan por sus derechos laborales. Otros dos activistas fueron detenidos en Vermont.

  • We defended left-wing speech at Syracuse

    When the right wing went after a Syracuse University professor, supporters organized successfully for a statement in her defense.

  • Berkeley doesn't need Urban Shield

    Some 500 people turned out to tell the City Council that a SWAT-training convention and weapons expo has no place in Berkeley.

  • Trinity joins the attack on its own professor

    After enduring threats and smears, Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams was placed on forced leave by the administration.

  • Confronting Arpaio's hate in Massachusetts

    Defenders of social justice refused to let the bigoted former Sheriff Joe Arpaio send his hateful message without opposition.

  • What will stop their health care heist for good?

    Trump and the Republicans suffered a setback when the Senate had to delay a vote on its health care bill--but this deadly threat is far from cured.

  • Why did the police attack at Columbus Pride?

    Activists trying to protest police brutality and injustice at the Columbus Pride parade felt violence at the hands of cops themselves.

  • We are a sanctuary union

    A member of Teamsters Local 810 in New York explains how they passed a resolution declaring their local a "sanctuary union."

  • Resistance to the far right takes shape in D.C.

    A town hall meeting and counterprotest of a far-right rally were among the actions that mobilized hundreds of D.C.-area activists.

  • Who's on trial in the Cosby case?

    What does the outcome of the trial of Bill Cosby say about how the court system treats survivors of sexual assault who seek justice?

  • Trump's war on birth control

    The Religious Right has a loyal friend in Donald Trump, whose administration is out to gut women's access to contraception.

  • Will the racist killers in blue ever be convicted?

    The acquittal of the Minnesota cop who killed an unarmed motorist as his girlfriend filmed the aftermath caused shock waves of sadness and anger.