“Blue Lives Matter” Comes to Brooklyn, and Everyone Screams
In Bay Ridge, pro-police demonstrators were met with the righteous anger of Black Lives Matter.
What’s Missing From the Biden-Bernie Task Force Plan? Medicare for All.
The recommendations are an improvement on Biden's previous healthcare plans, but a public option won't cut it. We need free, universal coverage.
How the Trump Administration’s Small Business Protection Program Has Failed Communities of Color
The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated businesses run by people of color. The Trump administration's Small Business Administration isn’t helping.
My University Plans to Reopen This Summer, Based on Advice From McKinsey. That’s Terrifying.
McKinsey & Company is pushing a military-style, corporate response to the Covid-19 crisis in public higher education. What we need is an anti-racist approach.
The Left’s Resurgence Is For Real
Jamaal Bowman and other progressive and democratic socialist challengers had a very good night, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cruised to victory—proving that the left wing is a force to be reckoned with.
Derek Chauvin and Amy Cooper Are One and The Same
Bogus allegations waged by white women are just as dangerous as police brutality—and come from the same callous privilege.
Chandra Thomas Whitfield
In U.S. Counties Where Lynchings Were Prevalent, Police Are More Likely to Shoot Black People
Areas with higher numbers of lynchings from 1877 to 1950 have more officer-involved shootings of Black Americans today.
Jhacova Williams and Carl Romer
The Long List of Names That Came Before Breonna Taylor and George Floyd
Samuel Williams. Tyisha Miller. Amadou Diallo. Eric Garner. I've reported their names for decades. This time feels different.
The Thing About Police Unions
Want to Defeat Trump Without Campaigning for Biden? Here’s How.
Socialists and other Bernie Sanders supporters can play a critical role in defeating right-wing populism while building a left-wing alternative for the long term—by going down-ballot.
Our Biden Problem
Movements face a challenge: how to oust Trump while still combatting Biden's neoliberalism.
The Central Issue Is Police Repression, Not Police Unions
Before rushing to expel police unions, labor needs a larger reckoning with law enforcement's role in a capitalist-colonialist state.
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
“We Actually Cannot Reform This Department”: A Minneapolis Councilor on the Need to Disband Police
In an interview, Minneapolis Council Member Steve Fletcher explains why his city is moving to dismantle its police department—and what lessons other cities can take.
I’m Proud That My Union Just Urged the AFL-CIO to Kick Out Police Unions
In Big Cities, It’s Democrats Who Have Poured Money Into Policing
Democratic mayors of Los Angeles, New York and Minneapolis have treated bloated police budgets as sacrosanct.
Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute
Don’t Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State
While demonstrators have been blamed for potentially endangering the public, the real danger lies elsewhere.
Trump’s Answer to Structural Racism? Police State Fascism.
With protests against police violence spreading like wildfire, Trump is responding with authoritarianism—and an ever more violent crackdown.
Christopher D. Cook
One Weird Trick to Slash Your City’s Police Budget Right Now
Los Angeles just announced the city is massively cutting its police budget. There has literally never been an easier—or better—time for other cities to follow suit.
The “Outside Agitator” Is a Myth Used to Weaken Protest Movements
Whenever mass protests of any kind kick off, defenders of the status quo immediately accuse protesters as being duped by “outside agitators.” Don’t fall for it.
The Focus on Looting Shows How Our Systems of Power Value Capital Over Human Lives
Rather than indicting the racist police murder of George Floyd and other black Americans, our leaders are up in arms over protests and property destruction. That’s the twisted logic of U.S. capitalism.
How to Save the Restaurant Workforce From Being Casualties of The Covid-19 Crisis
In an interview, One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman explains that the post-Covid future offers two possible directions for restaurant workers—dignity or poverty.
Former Leaders of SDS, Meet the Current Members of DSA
The authors of "An Open Letter to the New New Left From the Old New Left" failed to grasp several things about the Democratic Socialists of America.
We Should Own the Internet—Not Silicon Valley Oligarchs
It’s time to stop treating high-speed internet as a luxury commodity and instead place it under democratic and public control.
Thomas M. Hanna and Isaiah J. Poole
To Win Elections, Should the Left Be Nicer on the Internet?
There are signs that antagonistic Bernie supporters may have discouraged coalition-building with winnable Warren voters.