Topic: U.S. Politics

  • The summer of fear for NYC subway riders

    A series of derailments and track fires have raised urgent questions about the safety of the New York City subway system for riders and workers alike.

  • The right runs into a fight in Charlottesville

    A small Virginia city has become a target for racists--but its successful counterprotest of the Klan shows the importance of taking on the far right.

  • A new left for the future--and the here and now

    For the first time in decades, the left has a chance to become a force in the U.S. This weekend's Socialism conference is a place to discuss how.

  • The right can't stand our vision of democracy

    We publish the interview that a right-wing website tried--and failed--to distort in an attempt to smear socialists and socialism.

  • What strategies will stop the far right?

    Since Trump's election, the far right has become more aggressive than at any time in the last 25 years. An organized response is urgently needed.

  • 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.

  • Smear campaign against a Trinity professor

    The right's campaign against left-leaning academics took aim at a Connecticut professor who spoke out against racism.

  • Why has this professor been targeted?

    Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud is facing threats and abuse after participating in a counterprotest against Islamophobia.

  • Which path to take from the People's Summit?

    Can the Democratic Party be reformed from within? Or is an alternative necessary? Those were two big questions underlying the People's Summit.

  • Don't blame the left for violence in America

    The shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress led to hypocritical denunciations of the left as the source of political violence.

  • The truth about Trump's golden boy

    Jared Kushner is the pampered heir of a business empire, but that's not the only thing he has in common with his father-in-law.

  • Challenging Seattle's broken system

    Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver is running an independent left-wing campaign that represents a step forward in the city.

  • We need free speech to fight the right

    Getting government officials to deny permits to the far right won't build the confident mass movement we need to take them on.

  • Holding out a helping hand to the banksters

    The head of the Treasury office in charge of regulating banks has a lot of experience... protecting banks from Treasury regulations.

  • How did Portland stand united against hate?

    Organizers of a counterdemonstration that outnumbered and drowned out the far right talk about the strategy and tactics that went into organizing.

  • Our message of solidarity against the alt-right

    Two branches of the International Socialist Organization building the struggle against racist hate exchanged solidarity statements.

  • Anti-racists show their strength in numbers

    In Portland, thousands of counterprotesters overwhelmed a bogus "free speech" rally called by the far right--and set an example for the future.

  • ¿Qué apoyan los demócratas?

    El liderazgo demócrata piensa que con no-ser Trump es suficiente para recuperar el favor del electorado, pero las cuestiones como el aborto cuentan.

  • Stand up for the victims of racist hate

    The far right has re-emerged--bigger and more lethal than in decades. We need to take a stand in solidarity with the oppressed through mass action.

  • Will the Democrats ever stand for something?

    Democratic leaders think they can rely on the fact that they're not Trump to win back votes, but issues like abortion and health care actually matter.

  • 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.

  • New York subways reach the breaking point

    Decades of neglect to New York City's infrastructure have made just trying to get to work each day intolerable for millions.

  • Portland stands united against far-right hate

    Thousands of people who shared this city with two men stabbed to death by a racist are horrified by the murders--and want to stand up against hate.

  • Trump's crisis and the feeble "opposition"

    Millions of people would love to see Donald Trump run out of office, and rightfully so. But the Democrats' cynical message is: Hey, not so fast.

  • This student was murdered by the alt-right

    Richard Collins would have graduated from college this month if not for a deadly attack that has everything to do with a rising climate of racism.