New York police were captured on video in the act of killing Eric Garner

Murdered on the streets of Staten Island

New York City cops killed Eric Garner in broad daylight--and now people across the city and beyond are reacting with grief and anger.

From Our Archives

Standing up to the NYPD

In May 2013, two leaders of the fight against police violence in New York City talked with SW about the challenges of the struggle.

What's behind the tough talk?

The American Federation of Teachers convention was full of militant rhetoric to cover union leaders' continued concessions.

Sixty years and still segregated

Six decades after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, racial inequities still need to be addressed directly.

Renouncing my citizenship

It's a moral abomination to emulate Nazi tactics in the name of the Jewish people and their alleged security.

Racism fuels Israel's war

Israel must relentlessly dehumanize Palestinians in order to justify its horrific actions towards them.

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The History of Black America

Read Socialist Worker's series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery through Jim Crow, civil rights and Black Power, up to the present day.


A flood of bigotry

The twisted response in Washington to the surge of detentions of migrant children comes down to this: Deport them or deport them faster.

Israel's terrorist rampage

The already bloody Israeli onslaught against Gaza is intensifying, causing hundreds of deaths and driving tens of thousands from their homes.

This is avoiding casualties?

Israeli officials say they're making "huge efforts" to avoid civilian deaths, so the death toll must be Hamas' fault.

Palestine's innocent victims

A relative describes how Mohammed and Tarek Abu Khdeir's family are dealing with the murder of one youth and the beating of another.

A war crime in progress

A funeral for one of the victims of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza (Jordi Bernabeu Farrús)

Israel's air strikes against the besieged civilian population of Gaza have entered a frightening new phase of indiscriminate violence.

Anyone could be a target

A young woman from Gaza describes the trauma being rained down on hundreds of thousands of families.

Workers swing for the fences

At San Francisco's baseball stadium, concession workers organized by UNITE HERE Local 2 have ratified a new contract.

Gaza, we hear your cry

From Seattle to Philadelphia, Palestinian families, students and solidarity activists took to the streets to condemn Israel's war crimes.

No justice in his court

Supporters of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh are calling for the pro-Israel judge in her case to recuse himself.

Texas sets a date for murder

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty has issued a call to action to stop Rodney Reed from being put to death in Texas.

Derailing oil train disasters

People in Canada and the U.S. gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the oil train explosion in Lac-Mégantic in Quebec.

The master of terror

In May 2002, following the barbaric assault on Jenin in the West Bank, Eric Ruder documented Israel's history of terror.

A day in Gaza

In July 2009, SW writers contributed an online journey as they took part in the Viva Palestina humanitarian convoy to Gaza.

Nuestra Opinión

El terror sobre Palestina

Una sostenida ola de violencia por parte de Israel intensifica las tensiones en Cisjordania, Gaza, e Israel mismo.

The violence of the oppressors

Israel's oppression of Palestinians--and the resistance against it--has many echoes with the situation facing African Americans.

How we got safer staffing

Nurses at work in a hospital

Emergency room nurses and staff won improved staffing levels when they stood together and refused overtime.

Climate change distractions?

An author and ecosocialist activist responds to criticisms that the left puts forward "environmental catastrophism."

Racially profiled by the NSA

New revelations based on information from NSA leaker Edward Snowden expose how the government targeted Muslims for surveillance.

Rockets and the resistance

The completely lopsided nature of the conflict must be part of any discussion of Israel's claims about rockets fired from Gaza.

Still debating apartheid?

The Nation regularly runs articles debating Israeli apartheid--a question it never considered about apartheid South Africa.

Chomsky and the BDS struggle

Noam Chomsky's long history as a determined critic of Israel gave his recent attack on the Palestinian movement an especially painful sting.

Bringing together a left voice

Venezuelan revolutionary socialists will hold a conference to discuss what's next before the coming congress of the ruling party.

Lifting up the Bay Area

Campaigns to win minimum-wage measures in Oakland and other Bay Area cities could set a new tone for the struggle.

Killing Cove Point

A plan to build the East Coast's first liquefied natural gas export center at Cove Point poses a major threat to the environment.

Can teachers' unions rebound?

Chicago teachers on the march during their nine-day strike

The NEA and AFT conventions this month come amid a growing debate over how teachers' unions can resist corporate education reform.

It was a very bad year

The collapse of whole cities in 1177 B.C. isn't remembered today--but it might well become a common reference point.

The struggle for Silvertown

John Tully's history of a defeated strike in 1889 London reveals how the industrial era was built on the backs of workers.

A different cancer story

A broad sense of community raises Mike Marqusee's The Price of Experience above other cancer survival memoirs.

Our incarceration nation

Long-term, mass incarceration has become routinized and integrated into the routine functioning of American society.

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