Misframing the Greek Protest

Greek Protest

Albena Azmanova: Getting rid of the neoliberal politics of austerity in which ‘austerity’ is a polite term for eliminating people’s livelihoods, is the step in the right direction — away from the abyss.

Class, Change, Revolution

Class Change Revolution

Richard Wolff: How activists see and act on today’s class system can make social movements more effective now than in the past – as a brief historical review can show.

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

Steve Hochstadt: The worldwide force of migration cannot be stopped by nostalgia for the disappearance of “traditional values”, often expressed as a cover for hatred and racism.

Why Obama’s State of the Union Speech Mattered

State of the Union 2015

Larry Wines: In so many ways, we have a long way to go. The President’s State of the Union mixed style and substance to invigorate and encourage, when there have been so many reasons to feel despair, disdain and disgust.

The Importance of Hope

hope matters

Laura Finley: Those with no hope either make no goals, or set goals that are too easy or next-to-impossible to achieve. They then get either bored or dejected and quit.