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Madison marches to demand for justice for Tony Robinson

Madison on the march to make Black Lives Matter

In the weeks since teenager Tony Robinson was killed by a Madison police officer, thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice.

A family keeps the fight alive

Thanks to solidarity and support, Los Angeles-area families of police murder victims are finding the strength to stand up and demand justice.

Useless in the face of tragedy

The death of an Oakland mother has shown once again that city officials' preferred solution to crime is no solution at all.

BDS after the Israeli election

The victory of Netanyahu's Likud Party was a grand triumph of racism--and demands an intensification of the BDS campaign.

Israeli elections expose the lie

Netanyahu's call to arms during the election campaign revealed the racism at the heart of the Israeli political system.

Breaking the vicious circle

The Greek government must go in the opposite direction from concessions to defeat the extortion of Europe's rulers.

No tolerance for Golden Dawn

The Greek left must mobilize to give voice to the anti-Nazi climate as a trial of Golden Dawn leaders gets underway in April.

When the debt is illegitimate

Cancellation of Greece's foreign debt is a necessity--and history is full of examples of similar burdens being written off.

Pro-labor mayor for Chicago?

Chicago unions are presenting mayoral candidate Chuy García as a champion of labor, but his record tells a different story.

Asking questions about Chuy

The fact that Rahm Emanuel is a menace to working people in Chicago doesn't make his challenger's campaign more progressive.

What has de Blasio achieved?

A New York City socialist has a message for Chicago, where a mayoral runoff election pits a hated incumbent against a very different challenger.

A 1,000-foot-tall middle finger

Some of Manhattan's swankiest luxury condo skyscrapers benefit from real estate tax breaks originally designed to generate affordable housing.

Other top articles of the week

Running Illinois like a banker

Protesters pack the Illinois Capitol building to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cuts

Union members traveled to the state capital to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to slash social spending and workers' rights.

War and elections in Nigeria

A Nigerian socialist describes what's at stake in Nigeria's elections--and what the outcomes could mean for working people.

Blockupy and the battles ahead

Two socialists reflect on the huge Blockupy protest in Frankfurt and the tasks of the movement in the coming months.

Solidarity wins at Rutgers

Faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers University overcame an intransigent management to win a tentative agreement.

Making of neoliberal Mexico

A Mexican socialist traces the neoliberal turn in national politics from its roots 25 years ago through the PRI's return to power.

Socialist women against war

One hundred years ago, women revolutionaries adopted the first international socialist appeal against the First World War.


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.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
Marx Matters: A collection of SW articles on the Marxist tradition
International Socialist Review | ISReview.org

Arun Kundnani and Deepa Kumar have a feature on "Race, surveillance, and empire" in the latest issue of the International Socialist Review. For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the ISReview.org website.


San Francisco's racist gang

As a deputy public defender in San Francisco, I'm not shocked that there is a white-power network among the police.

Naked, unarmed and shot dead

Atlanta marches for Anthony Hill

Police in suburban Atlanta killed an unarmed Black man who struggled with mental illness, sparking a string of protests.

What Clinton isn't hiding

The Republicans claim that Hillary Clinton has a lot to hide in her e-mails, but her real crimes against humanity are there for all to see.

Boston Pride drops solidarity

A victory for LGBTQ groups to be in the St. Patrick's Day Parade is being marred by the continued exclusion of antiwar groups.

Epidemic of anti-trans murder

At least 10 trans women have been killed since the start of 2015, a fact that should sound the alarm about anti-trans violence.

Denying Cuomo his test data

The movement to opt out of Common Core tests reached new highs in New York last year--and this year looks even better.

Why will they target Sawant?

The Urban League is going after the only leftist and the only woman of color on the Seattle City Council.

Holding the line against Big Oil

There's a tentative agreement in the strike at refineries across the country, but oil workers are staying on the picket line until local issues are resolved.

Solidarity in the heartland

Concerns about health and safety on the job brought oil workers and fast-food workers together on a cold March day.

Linking arms for NYC schools

Parents, students and teachers in New York City stood outside 300 schools to defend public education from Cuomo's attack.

Sobre los hombros de gigantes

La Organización Socialista Internacional se considera parte de la tradición socialista fundada por Carlos Marx y Federico Engels.

Class matters in Nigeria

There is a heated debate about the national election, but few mainstream figures are talking about the country's main divide.

Obama's message in N. Ireland

Why is the White House putting pressure on political leaders in Northern Ireland to reach an agreement on welfare "reform"?

Still striking to win at York

A strike by graduate employees and academic workers at York University is galvanizing the broad left in Toronto.

Climate disaster in Vanuatu

The destruction of Cyclone Pam is the result of a climate crisis made elsewhere, coming on top of the ravages of neo-colonialism.

The threats run the other way

Barack Obama has declared Venezuela to be a national security threat--but the real threat is to its left-wing government.

Resistance forms in E. Europe

Striking miners in Poland block a railway at Katowice

The patterns of the struggle against neoliberal reforms in Poland have implications for what comes next in Ukraine.

Opting for real learning

We're seeing the confidence of parents, students and teachers to act on their beliefs and refuse standardized testing in a way that's truly unprecedented.

March is for changing mascots

A Wisconsin college basketball player is using a newfound national platform to demand justice for Native Americans.

Why did Borland walk away?

History shows that playing NFL-level football is like playing Russian Roulette--and Chris Borland has decided to put the gun down.

Valuing art for art's sake

Questions of art and culture should be left to artists and culture-makers, not economists or sociologists.

The relevance of independence

A vote for Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy García isn't a step toward independence, since his politics stand in the way of this.

Missing the point of our article

Our article on the Chicago mayoral election has been the subject of criticisms we don't think are fair to the arguments we made.

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