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Bill O'Reilly leads the racist scaremongering about Ebola

Blaming everything but the real causes of Ebola

Solidarity, not scapegoating--that's what is needed to confront the threat of Ebola and to counter the racist victim-blaming going on in Washington.

First steps to take on Ebola

National Nurses United is fighting to protect front-line health care workers against a system that isn't prepared for Ebola.

Progressive face for Democrats

Elizabeth Warren's speeches may sound good, but her main role is to put a populist façade on a party that stands for preserving corporate power.

A left alternative in Oakland

Only one candidate has stood out from the grey blur of Democrats running for mayor of Oakland: civil rights attorney Dan Siegel.

The poll tax is back in Texas

The Supreme Court gave a green light to a Texas law that could prevent hundreds of thousands of Blacks and Latinos from voting.

Britain recognizes Palestine

The British Parliament's vote to recognize Palestinian statehood is symbolic, but offers an opening for the liberation movement.

Solidarité avec Gaza

A socialist in France is among those facing charges for defying the government's ban on pro-Palestine protests this summer.

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The fearleaders for war

The rise of ISIS has been the excuse for politicians and the media to spew Islamphobia--as part of a campaign to win support for more war.

S.F.'s playground for the rich

A viral video of a soccer field confrontation has revealed the growing resentment and resistance to gentrification in San Francisco.

A gag rule aimed at Mumia

Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to push through an outrageous attack on the free speech rights of prisoners and their supporters.

Students keep up the fight

October 22 will be a day of action for the student protesters who were murdered and abducted by police in southern Mexico.

What Leninism means to us

The Russian revolutionary Lenin speaks to a mass demonstration in 1917 (Albert Rhys Williams)

The Leninist project still involves an attempt to build a centralized revolutionary party based on the most advanced workers.

We're taking our union back

SEIU members in Seattle are organizing for free and fair elections to change the Local 6 leadership and revitalize their union.

The road ahead in Venezuela

A Venezuelan socialist talks about the state of the revolutionary process and the conflicts that will shape the country’s future.

Youth and the revolution

Two members of Marea Socialista Youth in Venezuela talk about the role of youth in the struggles that are shaping the future.

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The politics of the ISO

Where We Stand: The Politics of the ISO

In this extended series of articles on the politics of international socialism, Paul D'Amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism, looks in detail at the ISO's "Where We Stand" statement.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
Marx Matters: A collection of SW articles on the Marxist tradition
International Socialist Review | ISReview.org

Ashley Smith writes in the latest issue of the International Socialist Review on "Crisis in Iraq: The Bitter Fruit of War and Occupation." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the ISReview.org website.


Ferguson comes to the NFL

Dozens of fans organized for a St. Louis Rams game to bring #FergusonOctober and police violence to a primetime audience.

Our alarming health system

What we know about the Ebola outbreak in Texas should frighten us about the problems of the U.S. health care system.

Two laws for two New Yorks

Bill de Blasio passed a law guaranteeing paid sick days to much fanfare--but businesses that violate it get off easy.

Ferguson means fight back

The courageous resistance shown after the police murder of Mike Brown has inspired solidarity from far beyond Missouri.

A threat to all teachers

Students in Philadelphia march during their solidarity strike to defend teachers (Cy Wolfe)

The state-run school board in Philadelphia has torn up its contract with the teachers' union and imposed takeaways.

New contract ends Ohio strike

Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, approved a new contract that makes progress on some issues, despite concessions on others.

Let Dutee run!

By speaking out against pressure to conform to arbitrary gender distinctions, runner Dutee Chand is an inspiration.

Introducing Victor Jara

A pamphlet on the left-wing Chilean folk singer killed during the 1973 military coup will tell his story to a new generation.

Socialists rooted in the struggle

A new collection of essays by Kim Moody is explicitly written for socialists organizing in or around the labor movement.

How Pride grows

Pride brings to life the 1984 Welsh miners' strike and the solidarity from gays and lesbians that forever changed them all.

¡Todos somos Ayotzi!

Gente de todo el mundo responde al desaparecimiento de 43 estudiantes normalistas mexicanos a manos de la policía.

Kobanê and the revolution

A Syrian revolutionary argues that the fates of the Kurdish national struggle and the Syrian revolution are linked together.

Kurds face betrayal on all sides

Explosions in Kobani claimed by IS forces

The Kurdish city of Kobanê in northern Syria has stood alone against an onslaught by ISIS fighters, abandoned by world and regional powers.

Setting a new speed record

Days after vowing to hand over new powers to Scotland, British political leaders were debating which powers to take away.

After Israel's war on Gaza

Israel's 51-day assault imposed a terrible toll on the people of Gaza--and the apartheid state is seeking to continue the pressure.

The killings rocking Mexico

Tens of thousands protested in Mexico after the killing of six student teachers by police and the disappearance of 43 more.

UKIP-izing English politics

The racist, right-wing UK independence Party won its first seat in British parliament and very nearly a second.

The Malala the media ignores

One of the Nobel Peace Prize winners is a socialist opponent of U.S. drone strikes, but you wouldn't know it from the media.

Pinkwashing at The Advocate

The Advocate refused to run my article on Israel's pinkwashing after seeking to remove words like "apartheid" and "occupation."

What made the "tightest ship"?

"The tightest ship in the shipping business" was created by systematically breaking the power of the Teamsters union.

Getting organized for socialism

Socialists try to strengthen every struggle they're involved in--while building organization that gathers others around the cause of socialism.

Which reforms do we win?

If its interests are more threatened by refusing a reform than granting it, the ruling class will grant the reform.

An insult for Halloween

Each fall, we see thousands if not millions of new "Indian" faces--in the racist costumes being sold for Halloween.

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