Palestinians in the West Bank run from an Israeli bombardment of tear gas  (Kelly Lynn)

The West Bank rises up against war in Gaza

Israel's onslaught against Gaza has been met in the West Bank by some of the largest and most militant protests in more than a decade.

Labor must stand for Gaza

Labor for Palestine is calling on unions in the U.S. to speak out against Israel's war on Gaza and the U.S. support for Israel.

The refugees are welcome here

Activists are mobilizing across the Southwest to confront anti-immigrant groups and counter their message of hate.

Standing against the generals

A now-imprisoned member of Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists talks about the challenges facing the Egyptian left.

Tech and the left

It's important to take stock of the growing digital workforce and what it means for Marxist theory and socialist practice.

A call to arms for our schools

Mark Naison's Badass Teachers Unite! provides a full-throated defense of public education--and a vision to change it.


Made victims twice over

Children locked in cages in an immigration detention center in Texas

Sending youth refugees back to the countries they're fleeing ignores the causes of their migration--in particular, U.S. policies.

The toll of Fortress America

The demand for "strong borders," coming from Republicans and Democrats alike, means more suffering--not just for immigrants, but all workers.

Why is India courting Israel?

According to the government of Narendra Modi, maintaining a relationship with Israel is worth a few wounded Indian protesters.

Casualties in a civil war

Both the U.S. and Russia are guilty of fueling the violence in Ukraine that set the stage for the downing of a passenger plane.

Still seeking justice for Rodney

The state of Texas has set an execution date for an innocent man, but Rodney Reed's family and supporters are on the march.

A flood of Palestine solidarity

The scenes of devastation from Gaza are moving more people to speak out--from street protests to statements of solidarity and conscience.

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.

Capitalism's first world war

Trench warfare between French and German troops during the First World War

The First World War, which began 100 years ago, proved to be a decisive turning point for humankind--and for its socialist movement.

Roots of a rank-and-file revolt

Half a century ago, labor activist Stan Weir identified the sources of militancy and radicalism among rank-and-file unionists.

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La frontera es anti-obrera

La "frontera segura" significará más sufrimiento, no sólo para los inmigrantes, sino para todos los trabajadores.

Forzados a un viaje peligroso

Es una imputación a la política del gobierno estadounidense que miles de jóvenes y niños inmigrantes sean tratados como criminales e indeseables.

Why resistance is justified

Those who support Palestinian self-determination must challenge Israel's justifications for war--and that means setting the record straight about Hamas.

How can we protect clinics?

Since the Supreme Court's ruling against buffer zones, reproductive rights activists are debating how to stop the right.

Freedom of religion for whom?

The double standards of the U.S. and its allies are a prime factor in the suffering of people of all religions in the Middle East.

Israel and counterrevolution

The slaughter being carried out in Gaza by the Israeli military is connected to the counterrevolution sweeping the Arab world.

The NFL silence about violence

With its non-punishment of Ray Rice, the NFL is sending a message that the worth of women is at best negligible.

Crimes committed in our name

As Jews of conscience, we do not condone the apartheid regime of Israel, nor the occupation of Palestine.

Israel doesn't speak for us

San Francisco marchers show their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza (Jeremy Tully | SW)

As Jews of conscience, we unequivocally condemn Israel's ongoing massacre against the Palestinian people of Gaza.

Israel's crumbling media war

Glimpses of the real plight of Palestinians are finally making their way into the mainstream media, even in the U.S.

Talking about abortion

Let's act like having an abortion is a perfectly acceptable option to consider. Let's act like women do have a choice.

Lives stolen as they played

The four Bakr children were killed in an Israeli strike on one of the precious few places in Gaza a child can roam freely.

How Baldwin saw Palestine

Twenty years before September 11, author James Baldwin ripped apart the apologies for U.S. imperialism and Israel's wars.

Defending our clinics in Boston

For some women, the right to an abortion is becoming meaningless because they're prevented from actually gaining access.

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