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More than 1,000 people gathered in Boston Common to show solidarity with refugees (Tess Scheflan | Normal Photos)

Boston stands against anti-refugee bigotry

More than 1,000 people raised their voices in Boston to defend Syrian refugees after Republican governors called for denying them entry.

A state of endless war

In response to the Paris attacks, the French government is pursuing the same courses of action that helped spawn terrorism.

Challenging war and racism

The International Socialist Organization expresses its opposition to the horrific attacks in Paris and to the drive for more war and repression.

Using fear for political gain

Amid the outpouring of solidarity after the Paris attacks, conservative politicians want to know: What do we get out of it?

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Our call will be heard

The movement for ecological justice faces another challenge of making our voices heard at the upcoming United Nations climate summit.

The goals of Popular Unity

A Greek socialist lays out the challenges ahead in the face of an austerity government that still speaks in the name of the left.

High-stakes battle in Chicago

Chicago teachers are mobilizing for a new contract against threats of layoffs and budget cuts that would devastate public schools.

Genocide ravages the Tamils

The violence against the Tamil population of Sri Lanka has been going on since the 1940s--and continues to this day.

Thanksgiving double standards

The celebration of a founding myth based on compassion for newcomers rings hollow considering the treatment of Syrian refugees.

A day to give thanks?

The myths about the "first Thanksgiving" are meant to sanitize history and turn the conquest of the Americas into a benign national origin story.

A racist attack on BLM

Opponents of racism and police violence are speaking out after a shooting by white supremacists left five protesters injured.

On the road for justice

The eruption of protest over a police murder in Minneapolis continues following a highway blockade led to over 50 arrests.

Socialism? Like in Sweden?

The central commercial district in Stockholm

Two writers examine the model that Bernie Sanders looks to--and conclude that socialism needs to be much more radical.

The Black Bolsheviks

A century ago, Cyril Briggs founded the African Blood Brotherhood, the foundation for a generation of Black socialists in the U.S.

A life stolen for oil

Twenty years after his state murder, Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa's fight against environmental exploitation goes on.

On hunger strike in Texas

Dozens of immigrant women in an infamous detention center in Texas are going without food to protest inhumane conditions.

Another victim in ICE's war

The detention of a Bronx man after a bogus arrest shows ICE is continuing its draconian enforcement, despite Obama's promises.

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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
International Socialist Review |

In the current issue of the ISR, Greek socialist Antonis Davanellos is interviewed on "The Left After SYRIZA." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

Students stand with Mizzou

Students across the country organized protests to end racism at the University of Missouri--and on their own campuses.

The athlete-activists of the '60s

The strike against racism by Mizzou football players was brave, historic and profoundly significant--but it wasn't unprecedented.

The price for their "free" trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is moving closer to passage--and workers on both sides of the Pacific will pay a heavy price if it goes into effect.

We stand with Steven Salaita

The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel declares its solidarity with the wrongly fired professor.

I'll always condemn injustice

Steven Salaita speaking at Northwestern University (Jeffrey Putney)

Personal remedy is meaningless if the conditions that caused my firing remain intact at the University of Illinois and elsewhere.

Labor's "big bang"?

The struggle for a $15-an-hour minimum wage could be the opportunity to finally revitalize the U.S. labor movement.

Nurses fight for union security

The Washington State Nurses Association picketed a Seattle hospital over demands for a fair contract and "fair share" representation.

Battling Broad's charter attack

United Teachers Los Angeles has a major battle--one with national implications--on its hands over the future of public schools.

You can't erase IDF crimes

Palestine solidarity activists at University of Texas at Austin disrupted a lecture designed to whitewash Israel's military history.

A working-class troubadour

One hundred years after his murder by the state, we're still celebrating the revolutionary activism and music of Wobbly Joe Hill.

A witch-hunt victim's revenge

It's a welcome turn of events when a persecuted communist is the affable hero of a Hollywood movie against McCarthyism.

¡En vivo, desde NY: Un racista!

Cientos de activistas protestaron la aparición de Donald Trump como anfitrión invitado en Saturday Night Live.

Terror, racismo y guerra

La Organización Socialista Internacional expresa su oposición el horrible ataque en París y a los llamados por más guerra y represión.

On the death of a neighbor

We are going to see how strong the fabric of Takoma Park is--whether we can stand in the name of what Anita Datar believed.

Our rulers want a blank check

If we don't challenge the myths and lies of the "war on terror," political leaders have their pretext for spreading violence and shredding civil liberties.

Turning Paris' tragedy into war

The scene of the terrorist attacks in Paris

Our horror at the carnage that was taking place around us in Paris was compounded by a recognition of what would come next.

Cynically exploiting a tragedy

We stand in solidarity with the victims of Paris--and, at the same time, against the rulers who seek to benefit from this horror.

We won't be manipulated

To "stay woke" after the Paris attacks is an act of conscious resistance against an ugly tide of Islamophobia and bigotry.

Their wars will only fuel terror

After the horrific attacks in Paris, the left must stand against Islamophobia--and demand that this tragedy not be used as an excuse for more war.

Your wars, our dead

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, a member of the New Anti-capitalist Party examines the causes of the violence and the response of political leaders.

The twin cruelties

The only proper response to terrorism and wars is the unity of working people, beyond national origin, race and religion.

Save Ashraf Fayadh

A Palestinian refugee poet living in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court for his creative expression.

Struggle in the streets of Seoul

South Korea's largest protests since 2008 sent a message of resistance against the government's conservative program.

The making of the revolution

A mass meeting in the Putilov Works in Petrograd during the 1917 Russian Revolution describes how Russia became the first and only country to achieve a socialist revolution in a special series excerpted here.

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