On the march against police murder in Ferguson, Mo. (Eric Ruder | SW)

Ferguson is fighting back

SocialistWorker.org writers report from a Missouri city that is rising up against police murder, despite every effort by authorities to silence them.

Scenes from a city in revolt

A collection of photos taken in Ferguson, Mo., provides a glimpse of the popular resistance to police violence.

Racism killed Mike Brown

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's essay on Ferguson focused powerfully on the issue of class inequality--but he left something out.

Where is labor in Ferguson?

It is imperative that unions reach out to African Americans as partners in the struggle for economic and social rights.

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Their false calls for "peace"

The responsibility for the nightly chaos in Ferguson, Mo. lies with the police--and with the political leaders who order them into action.

The roots of racism and revolt

The racism and inequality woven into Ferguson's history created the conditions for both Mike Brown's murder and the powerful protests against it.

Assassinated a second time

He was shot down by a police officer on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Then the media took aim, and he was assassinated all over again.

A civil liberties emergency

An ACLU staffer present at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., describes the routine violations of basic rights that he's witnessed.

From Our Archive

When Benton Harbor exploded

In June 2003, Alan Maass and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor reported on an uprising against police in a Michigan city.

Keeping apartheid at Bay

Some 1,500 people marched on the Port of Oakland to stop the unloading of an Israeli-owned ship (Jeremy Tully | SW)

Protests by Palestine solidarity activists and action by Oakland port workers stopped the unloading of an Israeli-owned ship.

Support floods in for Salaita

A public campaign in support the fired pro-Palestinian professor Steven Salaita has generated more than 15,000 signatures.

Salaita and academic freedom

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Jewish voices for justice

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From Palestine to Ferguson

Palestinians express their solidarity with the people of Ferguson, in their struggle against a police occupation.

Ferguson under occupation

The majority Black city has been rocked by protests against police murder--and the response of authorities has been to commit more violence.

A Missouri city erupts

A vigil in Ferguson, Mo., for the victim of police murder

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a cop in Ferguson, Mo., ignited the bitter outrage of the community--and of millions more people.

Syria's struggle for freedom

Syrian revolutionaries are in need of support as they confront the violence of the regime--and of reactionary jihadist groups.

The PRI sides with the cartels

Mexico's government is carrying out repression against self-defense groups fighting the Knights Templar narco-cartel.

One step forward for Rasmea

Supporters of the Palestinian-American leader are holding a call-in day after getting some good news about the case.

Abunimah won't be silenced

When the Evanston library tried to cancel a Palestinian author's speech, activists proved that solidarity is stronger than censorship.

Golan can't move without us

Workers at Golan Moving and Storage outside Chicago walked out on strike to say "no more" to wage theft and abusive treatment.

Like the end of everything

On the anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, the story of one survivor recalls the horrors of those mass murders.

A cosmic joy to watch

The movie Guardians of the Galaxy is a good-natured, funny and unapologetically escapist summer spectacle.

An NBA breakthrough

Becky Hammon will become the first full-time female assistant coach in any major professional men's sport in the U.S.

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El imperio de la hipocresía

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The empire of hypocrisy

Barack Obama speaks to troops stationed at Fort Bragg (Jessica M. Kuhn)

If Barack Obama believed his justification for the latest air strikes on Iraq, he would be ordering military intervention to save the Palestinians.

Where is the PSUV headed?

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Silent in Seattle on Israel's war

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Israel's Democratic champions

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Not in my name

I am proud to join Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors in condemning the massacre of Palestinians.

Beaten for being on the phone

A Chicago woman was beaten by several police until she was unconscious--but she's the one facing assault charges.

Why Steven Salaita was fired

Steven Salaita

An Arab-American scholar and public critic of Israeli colonialism was fired from his new job at the University of Illinois.

Never again means for anyone

Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and their descendants have signed a statement condemning the massacre of Gaza.

The courage to refuse

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Rebellions and social change

As part of SW's History of Black America series, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor explained the source of the 1960s urban rebellions--and their social impact.

A pass for anti-Semitism?

Our approach to oppression has always been that responsibility for racism never belongs to the oppressed group.

Dismissing a celebrity death

We can talk about the world's atrocities and still have a conversation about mental health and the impact of a famous person's death.

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