Oklahoma teachers on the march during the walkout days

Learning lessons from the walkouts in Oklahoma

Teachers in Oklahoma won a $6,000 raise by standing strong, but their walkouts ended with dissension and confusion after union leaders retreated.

Our own terrifying Gilead

The second season of The Handmaid's Tale airs today--and like the first one, it speaks to the horrors of life under Donald Trump.

A strike against Ivy arrogance

Supposedly liberal Columbia University is lining up with the Trump administration to deny its graduate workers a union contract.

The fight for the Black Pride 4

Support is continuing to build for four Black and queer protesters arrested at the Pride festival in Columbus for challenging racism.

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Trump's tower of corruption

Trump's legal troubles are getting serious, but scandalmongering isn't the way to challenge the Trump regime, nor his far-right shock troops.

Trump's welfare reform 2.0

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore)

As he comes under greater scrutiny for his sleazy and corrupt career, Trump is wheeling out all the old hypocritical lies to sell "welfare reform 2.0."

Hawkish talk from a liberal

She has a progressive reputation on domestic issues, but when it comes to war and foreign policy, Elizabeth Warren can talk as tough as any Republican.

The NYPD answer to a crisis

At Saheed Vassell's funeral on April 20, hundreds mourned his death at the hands of police and vowed to continue the fight for justice.

Will Vermont's gun laws help?

The three new gun-control measures passed into law in Vermont are a departure for the state--but we should take a closer look.

It's the cop way or the highway

Three New York State senators are holding a highway bill hostage to their plan to put armed cops in every New York City school.

Madison debates gun violence

A discussion about guns at the University of Wisconsin was notable for what Republican and Democratic speakers failed to mention.

Trump's border accomplice

A California National Guard soldier (left) accompanies federal agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border  (Army Staff Sgt. Jessica Inigo)

Why would a liberal Democratic governor support Trump's call for National Guard troops to protect the U.S.-Mexico border?

Making money off detentions

Activists challenged an Essex County Democrat who claims to support immigrants over his backing for an ICE detention center.

Asheville stands up to ICE

Hundreds of Asheville residents gathered in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors after a series of ICE raids detained dozens.

Marching for Science

Science must advance justice

Defending science from attacks by the Trump administration isn't enough--we need to transform the role of science.

A walkout by Baystate nurses

Staffing is a major issue at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where the Massachusetts Nurses Association held a one-day strike.

UC workers fight for respect

Service workers at UC Berkeley rally for a fair contract  (AFSCME 3299)

Here's what custodians and services workers for the University of California system are demanding as they hold a strike vote.

Poverty wages are a disgrace

University of California workers held a day of action on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's murder to demand fairness.

A BDS victory at Barnard

Barnard College students voted in favor of a referendum calling for divestment from eight firms complicit in Israeli apartheid.

Make Syracuse Recognize Us

Bigoted videos from Syracuse University's Theta Tau chapter are sparking protests and demands for broader change at the school.

Stopping a tuition increase

When the Portland State University Board of Trustees wanted to raise tuition, students halted their plans with the treat to strike.

Protesting an anti-choicer

NYC for Abortion Rights members protested an anti-abortion official of the Trump administration when he spoke at the UN.

Rebellion of the teachers

The road ahead in Kentucky

Teachers sent a loud and proud message at Capitol protests, but there are questions to answer about the shape of future organizing.

Colo. teachers at the capital

Hundreds of educators walked out of schools and rallied in Denver to protests devastating cuts to the public employees pension fund.

Who's afraid of the teachers?

School "walk-ins" across Arizona are the latest actions of a movement that has won concessions from the governor--but teachers say they aren't done.

How teachers got organized

Three teachers talk about conditions in Arizona--and how they joined got involved in organizing to get something done about it.

Where is Kentucky headed?

Kentucky teachers are continuing a difficult fight in a Republican-dominated state, but something crucial has already been gained.

Setting off a powder keg?

U.S. missiles streak across the sky over Damascus

The U.S.-led air strikes against Syria will intensify geopolitical conflicts in the region and around the globe, bringing the world closer to war.

U.S. missiles won't save Syria

Another nightmare has been added to the misery and war in Syria--and there will be more to come if Trump orders his threatened military strike.

The myth of the #MeToo panic

The #MeToo campaign has been accused of ignoring "due process"--but has due process existed at all for women who have faced sexual assault?

Taking on the right

A far-right threat crystallizes

A list of anti-racist activists is circulating on a far-right internet forum, raising the clear threat of neo-Nazi violence against the left.

Feminist outpouring in Spain

The massive protests in the Spanish state on International Women's Day were historic in more ways than one. Here's the background.

Countering a blacklist

Students stand up against Israeli apartheid at Ohio State University (Ken Nurenburg | SJPOSU)

The new website Against Canary Mission is dedicated to opposing a malicious attempt to smear and blacklist opponents of Israel.

Resistance in a Bedouin village

The inhabitants of Umm al-Khair are fighting displacement in the face of violence from the Israeli state and Zionist settlers.

The Italian right's election win

Socialists in Italy explain the backdrop to an election in which xenophobic and populist forces trounced the center-left Democrats.

The caravan marches north

Some 1,500 migrants from Central America set out on a journey across Mexico toward the U.S. to demand dignity and asylum.

The making of a massacre

Israel deliberately deployed its forces to meet Palestinian border protests with deadly force--and that's exactly what took place.

The economics of their waste

Workers process waste products at a Material Recycling Facility in Australia (Ropable | Wikimedia Commons)

Recycling programs around the world are on the brink of collapse, and the reason is both simple and absurd: They're not profitable.

When Lucasville rose up

A prisoner who took part in the Lucasville prison rebellion describes how inmates organized and the legacy of the revolt today.

Can we rescue Jewish culture?

Younger generations are breaking the stranglehold that pro-Israel politics has had on American Jewish life for decades.

Guns and the suicide epidemic

Suicide is the leading cause of gun deaths in the U.S., and it warrants attention in the discussion about stopping gun violence.

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