SYRIZA supporters rally in Athens before the election (Georgiou Nikolas | ABACA Press)

This election can finally turn the tide in Greece

A Greek socialist and leading member of SYRIZA describes the atmosphere ahead of national elections that the radical left is poised to win.

The world is watching Greece

The likely victory of a radical left party in Greece's national elections this weekend is the product of years of economic crisis and mass struggle.

The facts about Greece's debt

What would we learn if a SYRIZA-led government took the European Union at its word and audited all of Greece's debt?

Other top articles of the week

Is Marxism Eurocentric?

Critics of Marx's "Eurocentrism" build their case on a small sample of writings--but ignore the larger body of work that refutes their claims.

Lessons from Scotland

The referendum on Scottish independence didn't win, but it has fueled a radicalization based on new possibilities for the left.

Single-payer betrayed in Vt.

After Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin backed away from a single-payer health care plan, activists are discussing next steps.

Cuomo's war on schools

The Democratic governor of New York is waging a Tea Party-style assault on the concept of public education.

Is Oscar for white men only?

The list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards is out, and it's the whitest that it's been in almost 20 years.

Their answer is Islamophobia

Across Europe, governments, political parties and anti-immigrant organizations are ratcheting up the atmosphere of bigotry and hate.

The Battle of Algiers rewound

The only way forward is to challenge Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of the Arab Spring revolutions.

Who to trust with our rights?

We can oppose the killings at Charlie Hebdo without endorsing racism--nor ignoring government threats to free expression.

How the right took charge

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the GOP assault couldn't be more unrelenting--and out of touch with women's lives.

Obama's Charade of the Union

Barack Obama is proposing progressive measures at the point in his presidency when they are least likely to be realized.

Seeing Ferguson from prison

Two victims of the racist prison system in Ohio reconstruct their conversations about the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Living up to King's legacy

Marchers in the streets of New York City on Martin Luther King Day (Joe Richard | SW)

Anti-racist activists report from two cities as Martin Luther King Day protests mark the reappearance of Black Lives Matter.

The kind of apology we need

Survivors of Chicago police torture are working with activists, attorneys and family members to demand reparations.

In Memoriam

A Leninist and a Lennonist

A fellow veteran of the socialist movement pays tribute to the remarkable life of a dear friend and comrade.

Missing Mike Marqusee

Talha Ahsan never met Mike Marqusee, but his books and letters sustained Ahsan during eight long years behind bars.

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.

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Trish Kahle writes in the latest issue of the International Socialist Review on "The Political Economy of Low-Wage Labor" For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the website.

Time to hold cops accountable

A racial justice group in Madison, Wisconsin, sent a message to the police chief--and then another to make its point clear.

The story of an NYC protest

The Millions March NYC brought tens of thousands of determined activists together

The two women who initiated the December 13 anti-police violence protest in New York discuss their experiences.

A bombing the media ignored

An attempted bomb attack on the NAACP office in Colorado Springs has received almost no media attention.

The making of the movement

The movement that erupted in the streets of Ferguson spread around the country in the last months of 2014, shaking U.S. society to its core.

The media's one-trick pony

With a few exceptions, the media coverage of protests since Ferguson boiled down to the violence of protesters, not cops.

Pushing through the pipeline

The first order of business for the new Republican Congress was ramming through approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Chicago's machine strikes

Chicago teacher Tammie Vinson was undemocratically blocked from running against Democratic Alderman Jason Ervin.

Standing with Ayotzinapa

U.S. activists are organizing support for the missing Mexican students and exposing the role played by the U.S. government.

Nobody turned them around

The new film Selma depicts the three-month-long campaign 50 years ago that was a pivotal moment of the civil rights movement.

Sting's shipbuilding

The musical The Last Ship, written by Sting, features workers who occupy a shipyard and take inspiration from Marx.

Proud to support abortion

Protesters outside the Texas capitol building defend abortion rights (David Weaver)

In Pro, Katha Pollitt explains how the discussion about reproductive rights got pushed to the right--and how to push back.

Stop playing the Games

I can't congratulate you on being the U.S. pick to bid for the 2024 Olympics, but I can invite you to start organizing against.

La conjura racista en Francia

El presidente francés, François Hollande, y los líderes del mundo están utilizando los asesinatos en París para promover una agenda reaccionaria.

We ask for solidarity

A Greek revolutionary and SYRIZA member talks about the challenges ahead as the radical left hopes to win national elections.

Is free speech the issue?

Socialists shouldn't raise political concerns over isolated threats to racist speech when it's largely endorsed by those in power.

Free speech and the state

History tells us that if the government can determine what speech is "legitimate," all progressive political forces will suffer.

How far does free speech go?

Our side has to be prepared to use every means at our disposal to advance the movement of the immense majority.

Views on Paris in brief

Between satire and racism | Yes to diversity in France | Islamophobia, censorship and the state

Resisting the right-wing tide

We stand in solidarity against a backlash intended to silence dissent, marginalize the oppressed, and build support for repression.

The hypocrisy of pencils

Leaders of the world's most powerful governments put themselves at the front of the Paris march

To the Arab victims of U.S. wars, what but mockery is the claim that the West fights its battles with the pen and not the sword?

No tolerance for Islamophobia

We believe the ISO's statement on the Charlie Hebdo killings drifts dangerously close to repeating some of the dominant media narratives.

Yes to an anti-racist "unity"

An anti-racist party in France challenges the use of the Charlie Hebdo attack by political leaders to advance their agenda.

Solidarity without identity?

The act of violence in Paris was disgusting and unacceptable, but I cannot bring myself to join the choir and say, "I am Charlie."

On terrorism

In an editorial after the 9/11 attacks, the International Socialist Review looked at how socialists analyze the question of terrorism.

Letter to an Army Ranger

A former Army Ranger offers his own experience to young people who may consider joining the military.

We say water is a right

The movement against water charges has taken hold in Ireland and is providing an opportunity to take on neoliberal austerity.

After Haiti's devastation

A witness to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti reflects on the disaster five years ago--and the continuing disaster today.

Obituary: Mike Marqusee

He was irreplaceable

Mike Marqusee wore his politics and love of sports proudly, and both were beacons for those looking for some wisdom.

Views in brief

Stopping police killings | The tasks for SYRIZA | Fighting fracking from NYC to Ireland | Wars abroad and at home

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