Joe Biden (left) campaigns for newly elected Congressman Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania's 18th district

The meek-as-a-Lamb "opposition" party

If Democratic leaders get their way, millions of people who hope a Democratic Congress will put the brakes on the Trump blitzkrieg will be disappointed.

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15 Years After the Iraq Invasion

The war machine unleashed

In March 2003, the U.S. used the full might of its arsenal against a country that had already been devastated by decades of war.

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The lessons of the FLPs

The history of the farmer-labor parties shows the problems with a strategy of trying to implode the two-party system "from within."

Seattle stands with Maru

After spending years fighting for immigrant rights, Maru Mora-Villalpando is fighting to stop a new threat: her own deportation.

On strike at UK universities

Staff at more than 60 universities in the UK continue to walk the picket line after a bad deal to end their struggle was rejected.

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Trump's sick answer to opioids

Trump's latest plan to combat the opioid epidemic includes the death penalty and more police--a further cruel twist to the government's non-response.

Declaring war on sanctuaries

Recent raids in Northern California signal an escalation of the administration's attack on state and local sanctuary policies--but they are spurring protest.

What Russiagate tells us

Robert Mueller's investigation may or may not have found a smoking gun, but it's definitely exposing the sleazeballs of the Trump administration.

Students are saying: #Enough

The school walkouts on March 14 honored the victims of gun violence and cast a light on the issues facing those who say: #Enough.

A walkout against gun violence

Students stage a walkout for gun reform in St. Paul, Minnesota (Fibonacci Blue | flickr)

Student walkouts around the U.S. on March 14 are an opportunity to take on the creeping militarization of U.S. society--starting with our schools.

Marching for women's rights

Activists marked International Women's Day around the U.S. with rallies connecting women's liberation to other struggles.

Not equal by any measure

International Women's Day will be marked by actions and events that set out the state of working women--but also look with hope to new struggles.

The outrage before the upset

The sweetness of Loyola's upset victory in the NCAA basketball tournament is soured for students by police violence on campus.

Taking anti-racism into schools

A "Making Black Lives Matter in Schools" event in Los Angeles focused on opposition to the district's policy of "random searches."

Their plan to build profits

A bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people.

Trump's infrastructure plan won't repair our crumbling bridges nearly as effectively as it creates profits for investors.

Democracy 1, War Machine 0

Given a rare say about whether to locally base the Pentagon's notorious F-35 fighter, voters in Burlington, Vermont, said no.

Delta's anti-union propaganda

Delta Air Lines management has launched a new anti-union website to intimidate workers who are interested in unionizing.

Is fair share fair?

One issue at stake in the Janus v. AFSCME court case is "fair share"--a concept that needs clarifying after the right's propaganda.

A C.L.R. James treasure trove

A republished collection of masterful essays by C.L.R. James will introduce a new generation to a giant of history and Marxism.

Is Marxism only about class?

Because struggles against exploitation and oppression shape each other in many ways, one can't be won without waging the other.

Solidarity at Blair Mountain

Striking coal miners after the Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia

The West Virginia teachers gave us a lesson in class struggle, but their miner ancestors taught an equally defiant one a century ago.

La doctrina del trauma en PR

Tras los huracanes, la crisis puertorriqueña ha alcanzado niveles catastróficos, pero la crisis no es nueva ni fue provocada por los huracanes.

¿Debido proceso o justicia?

La respuesta de Trump a la mujer golpeada por uno de sus subordinados fue redoblar su desdén por las mujeres que enfrentan a sus abusadores.

Rebellion of the teachers

Talking socialism in a red state

The West Virginia struggle reminds us that we socialists aren't "creating" radicalism, but joining people who are forging their own path toward it.

Bringing class struggle back

West Virginia teachers crowd into the State Capitol rotunda

The West Virginia teachers' strike inspired workers across the country--and only time will tell how far this wave of radicalization will spread.

Your victory gives us strength

Teachers unions in Puerto Rico and Mexico sent congratulations and solidarity greetings to the victorious West Virginia educators.

What the teachers taught us

Understanding how West Virginia teachers won their strike will help labor activists looking to the challenges ahead for unions.

From Mingo to Manhattan

Three West Virginia teachers traveled to New York City to speak at a solidarity meeting in the wake of their strike victory.

Driven by a sense of inequity

A leader of the Oklahoma teachers' strike movement explains how the West Virginia teachers inspired his co-workers.

How the spark became a flame

A teacher from West Virginia's Mingo County explains how their victorious strike came together and what lessons they will carry from it going forward.

Are Jersey City teachers next?

Teachers' salaries in New Jersey are higher than West Virginia, but educators face the same attacks on their health care and dignity.

The teachers united triumph

Striking teachers and their supporters stand united in the West Virginia Capitol building

West Virginia teachers celebrated a powerful victory in their nine-day, all-out strike following a struggle that reached into every corner of the state.

15 Years After the Iraq Invasion

The drive to a war crime

In spite of the largest coordinated protests in history, George Bush and the neo-cons were determined to have their war on Iraq.

A strike for public schools

A one-day walkout by educators in Puerto Rico this Monday is a cry of protest against legislation that will devastate public schools.

How to solve the climate crisis

An Arctic "heat wave" in the middle of winter is the latest warning of an impending climate catastrophe. Can it be stopped?

Into the streets for Marielle

Marielle died because of her fight, because she was Black, because she was a woman, because she dared to confront the system.

A wake-up call for India's left

Supporters of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate an election win

What does the victory for the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of Tripura mean for India's left?

The Middle East powder keg

Tensions and conflicts are intensifying in the Middle East as the major players, both regional and global, compete for influence.

Choices but no alternative

Russian socialists are calling for a boycott of the coming election, which is almost certain to re-elect Vladimir Putin to a fourth term.

Berkeley's free speech struggle

A participant in the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in 1964 discusses its lessons for today's struggle for free speech.

Introducing...Eugene Debs

A new documentary pays tribute to one of the most famous socialists and union leaders in U.S. history: Eugene V. Debs.

Psychiatric policing won't help

Among a lot of good discussions about gun violence is a reactionary call to take away rights from people with mental illness.

Desperation in Jersey City

The system is broken, and it was made that way not by teachers, but by the politicians. The "American Dream" is a joke.

Taking stock of a crash

What can Karl Marx and his economic writings tell us about the plunges of a volatile stock market in early February?

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