A worried trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

The market madness that means trouble ahead

The turmoil on global stock markets is focusing attention on the instability of a world economy plagued by weaknesses and contradictions.

We won't be disrespected

Educators are preparing for a possible strike after a long summer of fruitless negotiations with Seattle Public Schools.

A Central American spring?

Mass protests against systemic corruption have shaken Guatemala, culminating in a national day of action and general strike.

Beirut's hot summer

Political gridlock has disrupted garbage collection in Beirut and led to an outpouring of mass protest against corruption.

El Salto's solidarity decade

The TRADOC workers' cooperative in Mexico is celebrating 10 years of running one of the country's largest tire factories.


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Marx Matters: Articles on the Marxist tradition from SocialistWorker.org

Socialist Worker has collected our articles about Marxism and the Marxist tradition on one page. Take a look to learn more about the ideas of revolutionary socialism.


Still left behind in New Orleans

Katrina survivors make their way out of flooded buildings

Ten years after they were trapped by Katrina, Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky reflect on what has and hasn't changed in New Orleans.

The original "Katrina moment"

The manmade disaster that followed after Katrina ripped the mask off U.S. society, revealing the depths of racism, poverty and inequality.

Heroes and sheroes of Katrina

SW contributors Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky were trapped in New Orleans by Katrina--their story, first told here, shocked the world.

The struggle for New Orleans

In a 2005 interview, left-wing author Mike Davis described the consequences, natural and man-made, of the Katrina catastrophe.

What we saw after Katrina

Socialist Worker reporters traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to local residents and activists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Invasion of the profiteers

Journalist Jeremy Scahill exposed how Homeland Security hired mercenaries from Blackwater to patrol New Orleans.

Jeff Davis comes down at last

The removal of a statue of the Confederate hero at the University of Texas is a victory, but there's more work to be done.

The Oakland cops' killing spree

The recent deaths of several Black men at the hands of Oakland police is more evidence of entrenched racism and brutality.

What BLM means for labor

Unions need to mobilize for anti-racist activism because the Black freedom struggle can have a huge political impact.

Why did Ramarley have to die?

Activists gathered in New York City to demand federal prosecution of the police officer who killed Ramarley Graham.

Surrendering in the drug war?

Obama visits a federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma (WhiteHouse.gov)

What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences?

The money behind the throne

The media obsessions with campaign strategy and gaffes and voting blocs ignore the main predictor of who wins elections: money, and lots of it.

Hungry for equality in CPS

A group of parents and teachers are entering the third week of a hunger strike in their struggle to save Dyett High School on Chicago's South Side.

We can't walk away

A union activist at New York's JFK Airport talks about how SEIU 32BJ won the victory in the fight to organize subcontracted airport workers.

Monster in the Mission slayed

Plans for constructing a 10-story complex of luxury rentals and condos in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District have collapsed.

We want justice for Cierra

Activists are rallying to the defense of Cierra Finkley, who is facing years in prison for defending herself from a violent partner.

An anti-Memorandum alliance

SYRIZA's Left Platform announces that it will help form a new alliance to run in early elections forced by Alexis Tsipras.

The left challenge to Tsipras

A Greek socialist explains why SYRIZA's left has broken from the party to form Popular Unity, a radical alternative for the elections to come.

How the tide turned in Turkey

Since the Gezi protests of 2013, everything has changed for the formerly popular Justice and Development Party government.

Begging to be let in

A refugee crisis of immense proportions is taking place in Europe, with political leaders resisting calls to open the borders.

Not the same old Labour

Jeremy Corbyn (Garry Knight)

Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be leader of the Labour Party has the potential to pose socialist arguments to a wider audience.

The left gains in Argentina

An alliance of the far left in Argentina won nearly 750,000 votes, qualifying as one of six parties on the October presidential ballot.

Crackdown on Oaxaca teachers

Mexico's government has dismantled the Oaxaca State Institute of Public Education in an attempt to bust a militant teachers' union.

The label Podemos can't escape

A majority of people in Spain still consider Podemos to be "far left," despite all the efforts of party leaders to shift to the right.

Persecuting a political prisoner

The U.S. Army's campaign to silence whistleblower Chelsea Manning goes on, but so does her supporters' calls for justice.

The party and Black liberation

The Communist Party was the first socialist group in the U.S. to make the fight against racial oppression central to its program.

Tearing down the walls

The Stonewall Rebellion provides us with lessons for rebuilding a movement that can win sexual liberation for everyone.

A craven new world

From an economic perspective, sports is now a true neoliberal fantasyland--and a completely social-justice-free zone.

Katrina and political athletes

When the levees of New Orleans broke, the crushing conformity surrounding the political lives of athletes broke with them.

Segregationists in the North

David Simon's Show Me a Hero tells the story of how white residents in Yonkers, New York, resisted desegregation in the 1980s.

Lucha antirracista y elecciones

Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.

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