Destruction caused during the siege of Aleppo

Anti-imperialism, the left and the Syrian revolution

The Arab Spring uprising in Syria has tested the left by posing a blunt question: Are you on the side of a dictator--or that of a popular uprising?

Aetna's sickening bottom line

The insurance giant said it will radically reduce participation in Obamacare--one month after its merger plans were blocked.

Justice in an unjust system?

Two steps taken by the Justice Department are raising questions about the possibility of winning reforms to the U.S. prison system.

Vermont's cautionary tale

The Vermont Progressive Party must choose between standing for political independence and essentially fusing with the Democrats.

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The unpopularity contest

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be the most disliked and distrusted politicians ever to face off in a presidential election.

A timely takedown of Clinton

Doug Henwood's My Turn is a valuable tool to help radicals expose Hillary Clinton's militaristic, pro-corporate agenda.

Studying with the master

Turns out that scholars had found a lot to despise about Donald Trump back when the reality TV star was mugging for the camera.

How Clinton killed welfare

Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton destroyed the federal welfare system--and millions of working people have been paying the price ever since.

Her America's not great for us

Hillary Clinton on the presidential campaign trail (Gage Skidmore)

Hillary Clinton's economic proposals look a lot like the policies of Bill Clinton's administration--and that's not good news for workers.

Black activists owe no apology

The Vision for Black Lives statement from Movement for Black Lives has been met with a slew of criticism from Zionist groups.

Why the cops want a fortress

Hundreds came to a Seattle City Council meeting to demand that officials halt plans to build a multimillion-dollar police station.

If the risk is low, let them go

The battle to get New York state to release aging prisoners took a tragic turn with the suicide of 70-year-old John MacKenzie.

Anger boils over in Milwaukee

The death of yet another Black man at the hands of police, this time in Milwaukee, touched off nights of rebellious protests demanding justice.

Standing up at Standing Rock

Native and environmental activists are protesting a pipeline project that would run right through the heart of Indian country.

A horrific murder in Queens

Mourners gather for the funeral of Imam Maulama Akonjee (

An immigrant community is in shock after the murder of a mosque leader--and they blame Donald Trump for a climate of hate.

The life of an old Bolshevik

A recent book on Alexander Shlyapnikov contributes much to our understanding of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.

No bote su voto, hágalo contar

En noviembre, usted puede ceder al miedo y votar por Hillary Clinton para detener a Donald Trump, o puede votar por el futuro que quiere.

Independiente del estatus quo

Sin su propio partido y representantes políticos, la clase obrera permanecerá subordinada al sistema de bipartidista.

Between the rich and the rest

Slums in Manila with skyscrapers in the distance

A new book by Michael Yates that takes stock of the human cost of inequality concludes that as bad as we think it is, the reality is worse.

The Podemos challenge

Spain’s political terrain has being reshaped by the left-wing party Podemos, but its model of organizing has led to challenges.

Kashmir must have freedom

A Kashmiri activist explains the backdrop to the latest outbreak of political unrest--and its brutal repression by the Indian occupiers.

Striking the "gig" economy

Deliveroo workers in Britain won a victory that will be relevant across the world to workers in the so-called "sharing economy."

Its legacy lasts after the Games

Vila Autódromo may have suffered mass displacement because of the Olympics, but it also became a symbol of resistance.

Montreal hosts the WSF

The World Social Forum in Quebec in August was the first held in the Global North, but turnout was lower than expected.

Putting Egypt up for sale

An Egyptian revolutionary writes from prison about the meaning of the military regime’s “gift” of two islands to Saudi Arabia.

Breaking the siege of Aleppo

The people of eastern Aleppo celebrated after rebels broke through the siege imposed on them by the Syrian regime and its allies.

How South Africa voted

President Jacob Zuma of the African National Congress (GCIS)

After local elections, South Africa's African National Congress is licking its wounds--but the left has very little to celebrate.

Egyptian workers need support

A group of Egyptian workers in Alexandria are facing sentencing in a military court for standing up for better working conditions.

The Fight for a Socialist Future

The hidden history of socialism

Knowing our history will allow a new generation of socialists to benefit from the experiences of those who have struggled before them.

Solidarity and socialism

The interest in socialism on display during this election year wasn’t born of an academic interest, but comes from the deepening social crisis.

Swinging through colonialism

Though historically jumbled, The Legend of Tarzan raises the horrific reality of genocide committed by the colonial powers.

Who they don't send to prison

The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent.

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