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Malcolm X speaking to a crowd in Harlem

Malcolm X: A revolutionary life

Fifty years after his murder, SW's multi-part series starts with a looks at the world that shaped one of the 20th century's most important revolutionaries.

Moving toward revolution

Malcolm X's energetic proselytizing increased the size of the Nation of Islam--but it also turned Malcolm into a political leader.

Reaching a dead end

While Malcolm X regularly criticized the civil rights movement, he could offer no alternative from within the Nation of Islam.

Emerging as a revolutionary

When Malcolm X was forced out of the Nation of Islam, he moved sharply to the left, embracing revolutionary politics.

Looking to a global rebellion

In his last year, Malcolm X became a revolutionary internationalist who was developing ties to the socialist left.

The extremely violent empire

The Obama administration's "Countering Violent Extremism" summit held in February was a brazen exercise in hypocrisy.

A get-out-of-terror-free card

Saudi King Salman (Mazen AlDarrab)

Saudi Arabia is connected to terrorism around the world--yet the U.S. government considers it an ally in the "war on terror."

To Egypt's revolutionary youth

A member of the Revolutionary Socialists explains what Egypt's struggle teaches us about class struggle, sectarianism and terrorism.

Finding 1954 in 2014

The third African Heritage Delegation to Palestine found conditions more like the Jim Crow South than a 21st century democracy.

The noose tightens on Greece

Leaders of the new Greek government face a deadline to come up with an austerity program that SYRIZA came to power promising to end.

What caused the capitulation?

The Eurogroup agreement that the Greek government was dragged into last week amounts to a headlong retreat.

Kind of a different state?

The discussion about what the SYRIZA led-government in Greece can accomplish raises important questions about the state.

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Striking to stop the "accidents"

An explosion at an oil refinery in Southern California shows the high stakes in the oil workers' spreading strike against the energy giants.

The oppressed majority

On the assembly line at a General Motors plant in Arlington, Texas (Jessica Rinaldi | Reuters)

Many associate the term oppression with discrimination against specific groups, but there is also an oppression suffered by the whole working class.

Rodney Reed wins a reprieve

Grassroots activism played an important role in winning a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed.

Why we're opting out

It's easy to feel alone, but we can take hope from the teachers, parents and students standing up to high-stakes testing.

Bringing the struggles together

North Carolina's Historic Thousands on Jones march brought tens of thousands of people to the state capital of Raleigh.

Playing politics with housing

Tenant groups are battling to save rent stabilization in New York, but they face opposition and apathy from elected officials.

Fifty shades of mediocrity

What does Fifty Shades of Grey reveal about Hollywood's extremely limited depictions of sex–and what audiences would want?


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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Marx Matters: A collection of SW articles on the Marxist tradition
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Khury Petersen-Smith writes for the International Socialist Review on "Black Lives Matter: A New Movement Takes Shape." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the ISReview.org website.


Why we stand with YGB

Teaching assistants at the University of Wisconsin approved a resolution in support of the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition.

Shot down for throwing a rock

Demonstrating for justice for Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington

The videotape of the execution-style killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes shows that police murdered him in cold blood.

Turn up the heat for Rodney

The struggle to save an innocent man on Texas death row is moving into the national spotlight as an execution date approaches.

NYPD tries to derail our fight

Activists need to be visible in combatting racist police policies and the political establishment that enables them.

A new tyrant in the war on ISIS

The horrific beheading of Coptic Christians in Libya has given Egypt's military regime the perfect opportunity to join the U.S.-led war on ISIS.

A tour that supports apartheid

New York City Council members must end their complicity with all forms of racist violence, from New York to Palestine

We won't be bullied

We call on the New York City Council to stop defaming supporters of Palestinian rights with false accusations of anti-Semitism.

Don't let Walker wreck UW

University of Wisconsin students, faculty and campus workers are mobilizing against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to slash funding.

A cada cual según necesite

¿Qué es el socialismo? Imagine una sociedad cuyo propósito sea satisfacer las necesidades de cada uno de sus miembros.

A costillas de todos nosotros

El capitalismo ha esparcido a todos los rincones del mundo un sistema con fines de lucro, donde la riqueza es usada para conseguir más riqueza.

The never-ending ultimatums

Greece's left-wing government has made huge concessions--but even that isn't enough for the rulers of Europe.

A president from the other side

Why did the leaders of Greece's left-wing government pick a figure from the center-right New Democracy party to be president?

Not a single step backward!

Europe's rulers won't make any concession to Greece's left government because they fear the example that would be set.

Determined in Syntagma

The showdown between the Greek government and Europe's rulers is at a critical stage, but the mood on the streets is one of hope and solidarity.

Conflict over Ukraine heats up

The U.S. and Russia are locked in a spiraling conflict over Ukraine--the result of a deadly game of imperialist move and counter-move.

A death in Argentina

Alberto Nisman

The investigation into an Argentine prosecutor's death is raising far-reaching questions about the Kirchner government.

Brian was just doing his job

Should NBC anchor Brian Williams be singled out for lying about the news--or does this conspiracy go higher up?

Not all atheists are alike

Asserting a disbelief in God doesn't have to mean saying that people who believe in God are stupid or inherently violent.

Unwavering for Palestine

Palestine and the Arab world has lost an eminent scholar, a committed Palestinian patriot and a progressive Arab nationalist.

A vision of hell at Guantánamo

Guantánamo Diary presents us with yet more evidence of how far the rule of law has been eroded in post-9/11 America.

The scandal is gentrification

Little League Inc. is attempting to strip the players from Jackie Robinson West of not only their title but their dignity.

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