Socialism 2016 | Chicago | July 1-4
Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore)

Republicans break the bottom of the barrel

The GOP establishment is stuck with a presidential candidate they hate because he isn't one of them--and they hate because he actually is.

From the archives

Gary Tyler's travesty of justice

Gary Tyler, who was finally freed after 41 years unjustly behind bars, was the subject of a 2007 article on his nearly forgotten case.

Running for justice in the UFT

The candidate of a UFT social justice caucus running for president of the New York City teachers' union talks about her campaign.

Survival and celebration

Beyoncé's Lemonade is aesthetically gorgeous, emotionally intimate and highly political--in ways that are woven together.

It's time to exonerate Ethel

Supporters of an effort to exonerate a victim of the 1950s anti-communist witch hunts are taking their fight to Washington.

Protesting repression in Egypt

A group of U.S. educators are speaking out against detentions by the Egyptian military regime in response to renewed protests.

We want the truth about Giulio

News reports are confirming what solidarity activists feared: Egyptian security forces likely tortured and killed an Italian student.


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In the current issue of the ISR, Brian Kelly writes on "W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Agency and the Slaves’ Civil War." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


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.

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?

A tale of two de Blasios

Three years ago, New York City's mayor was a beacon for liberal hopes. Today, he's been exposed as an all-too-typical politician.

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.

The next fight for the CTU

Chicago teachers are weighing their options, including a possible strike, as the fight for their union and for public schools goes on.

What’s at stake at CCSF?

A frustrating year at the negotiating table led faculty at the City College of San Francisco to organize a one-day strike.

Drawing 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.

A Hudson Valley unwelcome

Several hundred people in Poughkeepsie, New York, joined the growing number of anti-racists protesting Donald Trump.

Linking our struggles at UMass

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thirty years after Chernobyl

When human fallibility is applied to energy processes organized around production for profit, the worst can--and will--happen.

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.

Marxists and elections

Elections and the Marxist tradition (Eric Ruder | SW)

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

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.

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.

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.

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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