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Children arrive in Europe to face an uncertain future

The horror and the hope for refugees in Europe

The image of a 3-year-old refugee's lifeless body has shocked the world--but there are other pictures, of solidarity and generosity, fighting to be seen.

Facing the pro-police backlash

The cops have killed 782 people so far this year--but to hear them and their supporters tell it, you'd think they were under fire.

Hungry for equality in CPS

A group of parents and teachers are entering the third week of a hunger strike in their struggle to save Dyett High School on Chicago's South Side.

The Oakland cops' killing spree

The recent deaths of several Black men at the hands of Oakland police is more evidence of entrenched racism and brutality.

What BLM means for labor

Unions need to mobilize for anti-racist activism because the Black freedom struggle can have a huge political impact.

Jeff Davis comes down at last

The removal of a statue of the Confederate hero at the University of Texas is a victory, but there's more work to be done.

A Central American spring?

Mass protests against systemic corruption have shaken Guatemala, culminating in a national day of action and general strike.

El Salto's solidarity decade

The TRADOC workers' cooperative in Mexico is celebrating 10 years of running one of the country's largest tire factories.

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Labor must lead in the struggle for justice

A veteran African American longshore union activist in Charleston is helping to organize a Labor Day march in response to racist violence.

Other top articles of the week

Market madness and the slump

The turmoil on global stock markets is focusing attention on the instability of a world economy plagued by weaknesses and contradictions.

Sanders' "political revolution"?

Bernie Sanders' campaign has already shaken up the 2016 election--but it raises questions for the left, particularly about the Democratic Party.

Teachers won't be disrespected

Educators are preparing for a possible strike after a long summer of fruitless negotiations with Seattle Public Schools.

Still left behind in New Orleans

Katrina survivors make their way out of flooded buildings

Ten years after they were trapped by Katrina, Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky reflect on what has and hasn't changed in New Orleans.

The original "Katrina moment"

The manmade disaster that followed after Katrina ripped the mask off U.S. society, revealing the depths of racism, poverty and inequality.

How the tide turned in Turkey

Since the Gezi protests of 2013, everything has changed for the formerly popular Justice and Development Party government.

The stink comes from the top

Angry protests over garbage collection are giving expression to the growing opposition to the regime in Lebanon.

Beirut's hot summer

Political gridlock has disrupted garbage collection in Beirut and led to an outpouring of mass protest against corruption.

A national union backs BDS

The United Electrical union became the first national union in the U.S. to endorse the global campaign for Palestinian rights.

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 |

The latest issue of the ISR is out, featuring Jennifer Roesch on "The Workers' Government Debate in the Communist International." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

Heroes and sheroes of Katrina

New Orleans residents wait for a bus out of the city following Hurricane Katrina

SW contributors Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky were trapped in New Orleans by Katrina--their story, first told here, shocked the world.

The struggle for New Orleans

In a 2005 interview, left-wing author Mike Davis described the consequences, natural and man-made, of the Katrina catastrophe.

What we saw after Katrina

Socialist Worker reporters traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to local residents and activists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Invasion of the profiteers

Journalist Jeremy Scahill exposed how Homeland Security hired mercenaries from Blackwater to patrol New Orleans.

Why did Ramarley have to die?

Activists gathered in New York City to demand federal prosecution of the police officer who killed Ramarley Graham.

Surrendering in the drug war?

What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences?

De Blasio's naked priorities

New York City's mayor has declared war, but the enemy isn't slumlords or brutal cops. It's Times Square's "painted ladies."

Segregationists in the North

David Simon's Show Me a Hero tells the story of how white residents in Yonkers, New York, resisted desegregation in the 1980s.

We can't walk away

A union activist at New York's JFK Airport talks about how SEIU 32BJ won the victory in the fight to organize subcontracted airport workers.

Monster in the Mission slayed

Plans for constructing a 10-story complex of luxury rentals and condos in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District have collapsed.

Lucha antirracista y elecciones

Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.

An anti-Memorandum alliance

SYRIZA's Left Platform announces that it will help form a new alliance to run in early elections forced by Alexis Tsipras.

The left challenge to Tsipras

A Greek socialist explains why SYRIZA's left has broken from the party to form Popular Unity, a radical alternative for the elections to come.

Begging to be let in

A refugee crisis of immense proportions is taking place in Europe, with political leaders resisting calls to open the borders.

Not the same old Labour

Jeremy Corbyn (Garry Knight)

Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be leader of the Labour Party has the potential to pose socialist arguments to a wider audience.

The left gains in Argentina

An alliance of the far left in Argentina won nearly 750,000 votes, qualifying as one of six parties on the October presidential ballot.

Crackdown on Oaxaca teachers

Mexico's government has dismantled the Oaxaca State Institute of Public Education in an attempt to bust a militant teachers' union.

The socialist resistance to war

A small gathering held in Zimmerwald, Switzerland, 100 years ago marked a turning point in the socialist movement.

The party and Black liberation

The Communist Party was the first socialist group in the U.S. to make the fight against racial oppression central to its program.

Tearing down the walls

The Stonewall Rebellion provides us with lessons for rebuilding a movement that can win sexual liberation for everyone.

A craven new world

From an economic perspective, sports is now a true neoliberal fantasyland--and a completely social-justice-free zone.

Katrina and political athletes

When the levees of New Orleans broke, the crushing conformity surrounding the political lives of athletes broke with them.

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