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Some 10,000 people demonstrate in Washington, D.C., to demand justice for the victims of police terror (Fusebox Radio)

Confronting the epidemic of police murders

A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.

Madison students in the streets

High school students in the Wisconsin capital staged walkouts and occupied an intersection in protest against police murder.

How the police hide the truth

The video of Walter Scott's murder in South Carolina has again exposed the lying that routinely follows police murders.

UC Berkeley needs to respond

An activist with the UC Berkeley Black Student Union describes the struggle at the university to make Black lives matter.

Series: Slavery and the Civil War

Slavery and the roots of racism

The American Civil War ended 150 years ago, and with it, the system of slavery that built the U.S.--and world capitalism.

The resistance to slavery

The history of slavery is also a history of resistance and of the revolutionary overthrow of an entrenched system.

The road to the Civil War

The North and South were on a collision course, but the shape and timing of the conflict depended on political questions.

Discussion on the left

Privilege checking isn't enough

Today's young radicals define themselves by their commitment to opposing all forms of oppression, but there are important questions to confront.

Can workers change the world?

Neoliberalism has restructured the working class, but it hasn't eliminated the potential of workers to pose a revolutionary alternative to capitalism.

Other top articles of the week

Raising wages and hopes, too

Thousands of people will continue the Fight for 15 on April 15--which also happens to be the day that demonstrates inequality in America like no other.

The governor of school deform

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education bill attacks teachers' unions while handing corporate reformers a major victory.

Lies about the poor living large

Politicians claim food stamp recipients are living it up on meager benefits--and using that as an excuse to make deep cuts.

A treaty to outlaw democracy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would greatly expand the power of corporations over democracy and basic human needs.

A master of the written word

The sad passing of Eduardo Galeano can't erase the magical realism and resistance that he celebrated with his pen.

Labour: What is it good for?

The future of Britain's Labour Party is murkier than ever, even as it is poised to make gains in general elections in May.


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

Khury Petersen- Smith writes on "Black Lives Matter: A New Movement Takes Shape" in the latest issue of the International Socialist Review. For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the ISReview.org website.


Where's the justice for Glenn?

The Louisiana justice system destroyed Glenn Ford's life--and now that he's free, it's making sure he continues to suffer.

Why do they want more cops?

Just months after cheerleading Black Lives Matter protests, liberals on the New York City Council want to hire more police.

No to intervention in Yemen

Six socialist organizations from around the Middle East join together to call for an end to war and intervention in Yemen.

Are they offering a real peace?

In all the ink spilled about the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, no one questioned the U.S. government's right to dictate to its main regional rival.

Electing Mayor Austerity

Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

The bitterly contested election for control of Chicago's City Hall has highlighted the role of the Democrats as the party of budget cuts and layoffs.

Sending a message to Shumlin

Vermont's Democratic governor has a liberal reputation, but workers and service providers are taking on his austerity agenda.

A win against Common Core

At the school where teachers boycotted a state test, parents are now taking the initiative and leading a massive opt-out campaign.

Indiana's war on women

Using 17th century "science," an Indiana court ruled that Purvi Patel must serve 20 years in prison for the "crime" of feticide.

Going global in Richmond?

At UC Berkeley, union workers are campaigning with community allies for a different kind of bargaining agreement.

Seattle's fight for 15 carries on

Seattle minimum-wage workers got a raise on April 1, but the struggle continues to make sure employers deliver.

Loyola students vote for BDS

The student government at Loyola University voted--for the third time--to divest from companies that aid Israeli apartheid.

A win against youth prisons

Seattle activists pressured the city to reduce the size of a proposed new juvenile jail--but they aren't satisfied yet.

The pressure to stay strong

Alexis Tsipras at a news conference at the European Parliament

A leader of the left inside SYRIZA explains the latest developments in Greece as a showdown with Europe looms.

The U.S. presses its advantage

Several factors have created an opening for U.S. imperialism to try to re-establish its position in Latin America--and Venezuela is in the crosshairs.

Renewed defiance in Quebec

Last week's student strike and mass march in Quebec were the latest signs that a Maple Spring or Autumn may bloom again.

The party and the people

A leading voice of the left inside SYRIZA emphasizes the centrality of party members to maintaining the radical left's project.

Standing for Mauna Kea

The First Nations-led movement expresses its solidarity with a struggle to defend sacred land on the island of Hawaii.

Strange convergence

Billie Holiday and Ethel Rosenberg would both have been 100 years old this year, and their lives were intertwined in so many ways.

The youth challenge to war

An international meeting of youth delegates 100 years ago adopted a ringing manifesto against the First World War.

We see you seeing us

An exhibition of photos in New York exposes how pervasive, creepy and intrusive the modern surveillance state has become.

Facing our monsters

The horror film It Follows confronts the effects of sexual violence, subverting slasher movie conventions along the way.

Images of Selma

The photography exhibit Selma March 1965 provides glimpses from both sides of the struggle against segregation in Alabama.

Privilege and the working class

Many of today's advocates of privilege politics are unaware of the theory's class roots--roots that continue to have an impact.

¿Un acuerdo para la paz?

Mucho ha sido dicho sobre el acuerdo nuclear entre Estados Unidos e Irán, pero ¿por qué Estados Unidos piensa que tiene derecho a dictar su voluntad?

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