Members of the Midwest Network to Stop the Klan on the march (SW)

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.

It didn't have to happen

The deadly fire at Oakland's Ghost Ship is blow to a community that has few places to go in a city where profit comes before safety.

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.

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."

Views in brief

Solidarity can win | Taking on the state at Standing Rock | Trump's misogyny is too common | Hitting Energy Transfer Partners in the wallet


How we got the sexist-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.

What's wrong with a recount?

The Green Party's Jill Stein has attracted a lot of attention--and criticism--for pushing for a basic element of democracy integrity.

Already sounding the retreat

One Democrat after another, starting with Barack Obama, has called on Americans to support Donald Trump because we're "on the same team."

Time for socialist organization

In the streets against Donald Trump in California

People radicalizing now not only have to stand up and be counted against Trump, but figure out what alternative they are going to organize for.

The Trump emergency

Donald Trump's victory is a blow on so many fronts, but a new generation of activists has been coming into its own for years.

Standing up to the right

We scared off the Klan

At multiple demonstrations, anti-racists in North Carolina and Virginia turned out to oppose the racist hate of the Klan.

Becoming a site of resistance

A church attended mostly by immigrants that was vandalized after the election now proudly displays banners of solidarity.

Labor battles at Columbia

Faculty and grad workers at two Columbia University colleges are fighting for the protection only a strong union can provide.

Disrupting low wages

Low-wage workers in some 340 cities plan to take part in protests and strikes to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union.

The fight ahead in Burlington

Teachers and community members rally for a fair contract in Burlington, Vermont

Teachers in Burlington, Vermont, threatened to strike and forced the school board back to the table, setting the stage for future fights.

Keep the oil out of the pipeline

Activists in Olympia, Washington, staged a week-long blockade to try to stop fracking materials from getting to North Dakota.

Anti-Semitic friends of Israel

Why are Israel's right-wing leaders unfazed by the anti-Semitism of Donald Trump's advisers and the far-right parties of Europe?

Mixed up about the system

Working people accept ideas perpetuated by class society at the same time as their lived experiences lead them to different answers.

To the revolutionary students

As the first installment in a series to mark 100 years since Russia 1917, we publish a leaflet from Bolshevik-influenced students.

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.

La Cuba que Castro creó

El futuro del más inequívocamente positivo aspecto del legado de Fidel Castro, la soberanía nacional de Cuba, es incierto.

La caída del PT, en diez puntos

Un activista socialista en Brasil explica cómo el otrora poderoso Partido de los Trabajadores ha perdido el apoyo popular que una vez tuvo.

Foscas trincheras en Venezuela

Mientras el presidente Maduro abandona el chavismo, la derecha busca restaurar el viejo orden. ¿Qué puede la izquierda hacer?

Ready to do what's right

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

Water protectors celebrate after hearing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision (ajplus)

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

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.

Obama's cowardly silence

The president's inaction in the face of brutality against the Standing Rock protesters shows the true priorities of his administration all along.

A smear against solidarity

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

Our day of mourning

The longtime Indigenous political prisoner reflects on his pride and sorrow as he sends solidarity to the struggle at Standing Rock.

Challenging a pipeline pusher

Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren is the ignorant and arrogant villain behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Protectors aren't backing down

Water protecters at Standing Rock march to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (Rob Wilson Photography)

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock say they will stand strong against threats to clear the Oceti Sakowin Camp.

Labor can't sit out this fight

A co-founder of Labor for Standing Rock calls on unions and union members to join the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Confronting the "Black Snake"

More than 150 women of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock faced down Morton County sheriffs in a #NoDAPL protest.

A new European crisis?

A referendum on the Italian constitution could trigger another political crisis for the EU and destabilize the financial system.

Why I parted ways with Fidel

Cuba was once my main political inspiration, but I came to recognize that Castro didn't represent the kind of socialism I stand for.

The Cuba that Castro created

Fidel Castro

The political system that Castro built didn't hesitate to use repression--not only against class enemies but to cement its power.

Assessing Castro's legacy

What held Cuban socialism together was Fidel Castro's incontestable authority and the unrelenting hostility of U.S. imperialism.

Gimme some DAPL

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

The 18th Brumaire of Trump?

Only time and class struggle will tell if Donald Trump is able to succeed in establishing a 21st-century Bonapartism.

Views in brief

Castro's socialism and ours | Can America be great?| What passes for the "center" | Confused about the left

The contribution of students

Students and student activism still have a central role to play in any bid to oppose the system, especially on a local level.

The lessons of internment

The same poisonous conditions that led to Japanese internment are building up in 2016. This time, the target is Muslims.

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