A new book by Geo Maher makes a forceful case for the necessity of building strong communities that can abolish the police.
A leader in Chicago’s fight to fund public mental health care reflects on the ongoing work to right the city’s upside-down priorities.
Now is not the time to despair, but to fight like our lives depend on it.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer and a white supremacist. What kind of nurse will he be, and what can other nurses do about it?
The Israeli siege has made daily life in Gaza a particular kind of nightmare. Here, a Palestinian mother speaks about her grim experience, as well as the hopes that sustain her.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on how her personal grief compels her to work toward collective justice.
Chicago’s new city budget has achieved some limited gains, but at the steep costs of massive police funding and the risk of bolstering Lightfoot’s grip on power. The socialist left needs a new strategic approach to set its own terms in the future.
The anti-abortion movement has been appropriating social justice language in an attempt to reach new audiences. Their misogyny will only flourish unless we make it clear that abortion is not just about choice, but class struggle.
A Black graduate student at Illinois State University, Jelani Day, went missing on August 25. His body was found in a river near a modern-day racist sundown town, and the official story doesn’t add up.
Police have enthusiastically adopted a new means to endanger the public by rallying against vaccine mandates—and they're gathering support.
Thousands gathered October 2 to defend abortion access for all, from Texas to Chicago.
Several socialist elected officials refused to oppose Israel’s brutal settler colonialism when it counted. It's time we talk seriously about the implications for socialist strategy on the ground.
In 1960s Chicago, organizations of poor white people rejected racism and threw in their lot with the Black Panthers and Young Lords to fight for collective liberation. Their story is rich with lessons for today.
Communities demand inclusive, antiracist, comprehensive sexual education, in and beyond Chicago Public Schools.
Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline extension is bringing disaster to our environment. The fight to stop it has to take place on multiple fronts, from Minnesota to the streets of Chicago.
Three months after Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and forced displacement of Palestinian families evoked massive worldwide protests, Reps Jamaal Bowman and Ilhan Omar cast deciding votes to fund more Israeli bombs and apartheid. Why?
Behind the climate chaos eclipsing our future is a corporation and their disastrous pipeline project. Stopping Line 3 must become the immediate focal point of all our struggles for a different, better world.
The heroic Palestinian struggle is the beating heart of the international revolution. Grasping the imperialist dynamics of Zionism and the region is essential for solidarity struggles.
Right-wing media has conjured a growing panic about critical race theory being taught in schools and universities. But what really scares them is a new generation questioning entrenched myths about capitalism and racial hierarchy.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers are fake abortion clinics and use creepy manipulation tactics to coerce people into having babies, all while dodging federal taxes and regulations. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Chicagoans have fought long and hard for police accountability, but the new ordinance is a step back for the movement and a win for Mayor Lightfoot. A sober assessment serves us better than claiming false victories.
A central strategy of the Palestinian struggle for liberation is rich with potential for abolitionist movements. It’s time to boycott, divest, and sanction the police.
Illinois may end ICE detention, even as federal immigration policies continue to inflict misery.
No simple trick will organize Amazon. A Chicago Amazon worker speaks on how long-term relationships and trust have allowed rank-and-file workers to flex their power on the warehouse floor.