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Verizon strikers on the picket line and standing up to corporate greed (Stand Up to Verizon)

The Verizon strike needs to be a line in the sand

The walkout at Verizon, now in its third week, is an important battle for everyone who wants to stop the relentless war on the working class.

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Explaining the 2016 elections

To understand the elections today, we must look beyond this moment to the deeper roots of what is happening in U.S. politics.

Linking our struggles at UMass

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein joined Amherst activists and a Verizon striker to demand climate and economic justice.

Behind the anti-Corbyn smears

The pro-Israel right's accusations that British Labour has "a problem with anti-Semitism" are a carefully calculated slander campaign.

The Greens and the two parties

Several Readers' Views made criticisms of the Greens that don't recognize their record of standing for political independence.

Argentina tras la marea rosa

Con la derecha en el gobierno, Argentina deja atrás la marea rosa y la lucha se agudiza, explica el economista Claudio Katz.


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Sanders the spoiler?

Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail (Timothy Krause)

The "hey Bernie, stop spoiling our party" chorus is getting deafening. But is Sanders harming the Democratic Party with his campaign--or helping?

Marxists and elections

Elections can help radicals amplify their message and give shape to movements--but a future socialist society can't be legislated into existence.

The Bern goes international

How can we best convince a layer of Sanders' supporters that they ought to build a different kind of party than the Democrats?

Make it safe, legal and funded

A cyberattack on a website that raises funds for poor women seeking abortions shines a light on the need for public funding.

Vermont's mental health crisis

The police shooting of a mentally ill man in Burlington highlights the failure of neoliberal reforms to mental health care.

Smearing three dead teenagers

Video of the deaths of three Florida teens has their families asking why police didn't do more--and why the girls are being smeared.

Thrown in the testing deep end

Parents and teachers are uniting to send a message: Our kids' needs aren't satisfied by filling in bubbles on a standardized test.

Don't deport Malachy

The Obama administration is set to deport the former Irish freedom fighter 20 years after he came to the U.S. in search of asylum.

A rising sea of red

Verizon workers are rallying in the thousands and confronting scabs in the biggest strike to hit the U.S. in years.

Speaking out for solidarity

Speakers at the solidarity event at Columbia: left to right, former Black Panther Aaron Dixon, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine member Jannine Salman, and tour co-organizer Khury Petersen-Smith

Hundreds of people attended five events on a national tour designed to forge ties between the Black and Palestinian liberation movements.

Why UW should cut the ties

A University of Washington student took on the Board of Regents for its insidious relationship to the prison-industrial complex.

Hungry for justice in S.F.

The Mission District police station is the site of a hunger strike by five people who have a single demand: Fire SFPD Chief Greg Suhr.

Harassing the ASA over BDS

One of the first academic associations to back the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign is facing a frivolous lawsuit.

Grad workers vote yes on BDS

Graduate student employees at New York University cast a historic vote through their union to join the BDS movement.

Sitting in to save the planet

Two student sit-ins for fossil-fuel divestment in New York City show that the fight for climate justice can win broad support.

Why is Iraq back at the brink?

An award-winning journalist looks at the course of the U.S. war against ISIS--and explains the roots of the political crisis that is shaking Iraq.

Challenging a new government

The new conservative President Mauricio Macri is leading an attack on workers, but he has faced opposition right from the start.

Obama butts in on British vote

Barack Obama has joined the chorus of Western leaders calling on people in Britain to vote to stay in the European Union.

A Mediterranean mass grave

Survivors from a boat that capsized crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe

The sinking of another ship packed with migrants killed hundreds--the latest victims of the cruel policies of European leaders.

An internationalist "no" vote

Members of rs21 in Britain discussed their attitudes toward the referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union.

A new Memorandum hits hard

The Tsipras government is negotiating over even more drastic austerity measures--and not showing the least sign of resistance.

Egyptian activists face arrests

Haitham Mohamedain at the head of a demonstration in Cairo (Gigi Ibrahim)

Labor lawyer Haitham Mohamedain is among some 100 Egyptian activists detained by security forces ahead of planned protests.

Farewell to a true funk soldier

He was a bottomless cauldron of creativity who blew up every music industry category and mattered in more ways than one article could do justice to.

The legacy of Haymarket

The great struggles of 1886 began with victories for labor, but ended with the eventual execution of some of the movement's most dedicated leaders.

The Kiental Manifesto

Socialist opponents of the First World War who came together in Zimmerwald in 1915 met again a year later to issue a new appeal.

Upton Sinclair's '34 campaign

The famous socialist won mass support during his 1934 campaign for governor of California--but he was betrayed by the Democratic Party.

Rising up against British rule

One hundred years ago, Irish resistance in Britain's oldest colony stood in defiance to imperial rule--and inspired others around the world to follow.

Ireland and self-determination

In July 1916, Russian revolutionary Lenin offered his analysis of the Irish uprising against British rule, the Easter Rising.

Sanders' role as a Democrat

Bernie Sanders is giving voice to discontent, but he is also corralling that discontent toward "revitalizing" the Democratic Party.

Views in brief

Socialists in Congress | Are the Greens an alternative? | Limits of the two-party system | Tactics for prison divestment | The AAA and BDS

A left beyond the Democrats

Sanders' campaign might contribute to a base that can create a base that can become free of the Democratic Party--but only if we fight for independence.

How do we describe Sanders?

A vote for Bernie Sanders isn't identical to a vote for the Democratic Party, as Socialist Worker has implied.

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