Readers' Views

  • Putting people first in disaster recovery

    After disasters like Katrina and Harvey, we need an approach that puts survivors ahead of the profiteering of disaster capitalists.

  • Views in brief

    Bracing for disaster capitalism | San Diego workers set a strike | Different statues, different responses | Acknowledge their racism | A tune with multiple meanings

  • Views in brief

    Students lead the way in Vermont | Demolishing Israeli myths | ICE lies about Frank Fuentes | A question not asked | Hands off Venezuela

  • Ten facts to remember about the Iraq War

    As Trump threatens new wars, it's worth remembering several things about the 2003 drive to war in Iraq--and the aftermath.

  • Joining forces against NAFTA

    As the U.S. gets set to reopen negotiations of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, activists in San Diego are planning united resistance.

  • A racist curfew in Madison

    Plans by a Madison mall to require teens to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for evening hours are designed to discriminate.

  • Views in brief

    Another world is possible | The price of working for UPS | A Marxist approach to religion | Haitian rights in the Dominican Republic

  • Our answer to their violence

    The recent atrocities committed at the hands of the far right and the state, sparked similar solidarity actions Greensboro and beyond.

  • Views in brief

    More uniting to fight the right | Capitalism and colonialism in Tibet | The transit system we deserve | Has anything changed at UPS? | Mahwah residents are fighting, too

  • A non-apology for racism

    Bill Maher apologized for using the n-word on his show, but he has a long and ugly history of racist comments.

  • What we'll need to take on the right

    The success of a mobilization to protest Trump in Connecticut gave activists a sense of confidence about confronting the right.

  • Making light of an epidemic

    A new bar in Portland, Maine, is attempting to profit off of the opioid crisis with an "edgy" name and recycled Orientalism.

  • The Black Bloc and political shortcuts

    Changing the world will require patience and struggle, not adventurist and undemocratic spasms of violence.

  • Black Bloc tactics weaken our struggle

    An SW contributor challenges some of the points made in defense of the Black Bloc's actions at the Portland May Day march.

  • The Portland police were at fault

    Three readers respond to an SW report on the police attack on a Portland May Day march and the discussion of left strategies.

  • Make May Day a day of resistance

    A walkout of Seattle high school students on May Day would show people that we will stand together in the face of oppression.

  • Views in brief

    An ongoing war on organizers | Education, access and disability | Painting anarchists with a broad brush?

  • When will it be time for labor to fight?

    I feel that we are in a unique moment where the anger at neoliberalism and Trump has gained a mass expression in our unions.

  • SJP chapters have the right to say no

    A Students for Justice in Palestine chapter didn't violate the principle of free speech by rescinding an invitation to a guest speaker.

  • How capitalism frames disability

    To liberate students with disabilities, the students need to become aware that they are not responsible for their social disability.

  • Looking closer at free speech

    A Marxist defense of freedom of speech will look different from a liberal one, with its primary concerns about "respectful debate."

  • What do we want from confronting the right?

    Challenging right-wing speech is not the end in and of itself, but one aspect of a struggle against the right's attacks on our class.

  • Tooth and nail against "right to work"

    Congress and the White House can carry through national "right to work" legislation. It will have to be fought tooth and nail.

  • Why shouldn’t non-citizens vote, too?

    Excluding millions from the electorate because of arbitrary criteria like nation of birth is an anti-democratic travesty.

  • Views in brief

    A life-changing experience | Planting seeds of change in many fields | Violence and the impact on people | Will conservatives protect the planet?