Student protests against tuition hikes spread to UC Santa Cruz (Alex Darocy |

A new struggle erupts over UC tuition hikes

Thousands of students at the 10 University of California campuses will walk out of classes in defiance of a stunning 30 percent tuition hike.

¿Por qué temen a Ferguson?

El heroísmo y el trabajo de los activistas de Ferguson y de todo el país preparan el terreno para una revuelta más profunda aún contra el racismo.

Show your support for Rodney

You can stand up for Rodney Reed as he faces being put to death in Texas in two months for a crime he didn't commit.

Taking on the test

More Than a Score compiles essays by teachers, students and parents on the front lines of the struggle against testing.

A shield for the marginalized

I was one of those who made a revolution that toppled two dictators--and we are crossing our fingers it will topple the third.

Beyond the NFL drug raids

The NFL has long acted like the sporting equivalent of Goldman Sachs--too big to fail. But those days may be over.

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Marxism Day Schools | November and December
The History of Black America

Read Socialist Worker's series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery through Jim Crow, civil rights and Black Power, up to the present day.

A Keystone test in the Senate

Obama and the Democrats are on the spot about the Keystone XL pipeline--and it's one of their own who put them there.

The campaign doesn't end here

Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones discuss the successes of their Green Party campaign in New York state--and where the struggle goes from here.

Running for real change

A Green Party candidate for state Senate in Maine talks about what he learned by putting forward an independent alternative.

From hope to nope

Barack Obama meets with leaders of Congress in February 2010  (Pete Souza |

Election 2014 wasn't a warm embrace of Republican policies, but a cold shoulder to the Democrats and a rejection of the narrow options for voters.

Who's afraid of Ferguson?

The heroism of Ferguson's rebels and the work of activists beyond is setting the stage for a deeper revolt against racism and oppression.

The war on giving

The arrest of a 90-year-old man in Fort Lauderdale for serving hot meals to those in need is the latest example of a wave of "homeless hate laws."

How Denton beat the frackers

Years of organizing set the stage for Denton, Texas, voters to approve a fracking ban--but the energy industry won't give up.

The scaremongers go to work

Missouri authorities are sending a message as the Ferguson grand jury deliberates: Find anti-racist protesters guilty of violence.

Victims of DuPont in Texas

Four workers are dead after the leak of a hazardous chemical at a DuPont plant that has a history of safety violations.

They're demonizing dissent

With a grand jury decision looming, the authorities in Missouri have declared a preemptive war on anyone who speaks out against injustice.

Pushing the homeless out

The abrupt closure of Boston's largest homeless shelter has meant that hundreds of people lost their only place to stay.

The spreading fight for 15

Portland's 15 Now campaign on the march (15 Now PDX)

In Oregon, the demand of low-wage workers for $15 an hour is moving from a distant dream to a growing reality.

A comeback for the UTLA?

New leaders for the Los Angeles teachers' union helped oust a superintendent and are gearing up for contract showdown.

Fighting for justice inside jails

Pressure is building on New York City officials to address the systematic abuses inside the Rikers Island jail complex.

Fighting for Francisco

A Portland labor and immigrant rights organizer could be deported to a country where his life would be in danger.

Texans against the Nazis

Anti-racist activists swarmed an anti-immigrant rally organized by the largest neo-Nazi organization in the U.S.

Israel tightens the noose

Weeks of violence inflicted by Israeli military forces and settler vigilantes is the reason why tensions are at the boiling point in East Jerusalem.

The war games off Cyprus

With a growing conflict over Cyprus involving regional and international powers, the Greek left must oppose their wars.

Their deal to wreck the planet

The U.S.-China agreement doesn't come close to cutting CO2 emissions on a scale necessary to stop climate change.

Why was NUMSA expelled?

The expulsion of the metalworkers' union from the main union federation in South Africa is part of a political realignment.

Anger boils over in Mexico

The growing unrest over the disappearance of 43 students reached a new stage with protests and student strikes across Mexico.

Politics of privilege-checking

Students marching against racist hate crimes at University of California, San Diego last spring

The practice of calling out "privilege" is widespread among young activists--but does it contribute to building stronger movements for change?

Time to get on board with BDS

Members of the academic student workers union at University of California campuses are voting on a crucial BDS resolution.

Scandals in Black and white

The announcement that a NASCAR star is being investigated for domestic abuse is getting a different response.

Farewell to a fighter

Darby Tillis knew and could explain the criminal justice system from the inside out, and he worked passionately to expose it.

A hell-raiser against injustice

Darby traveled all over, whenever and wherever he was needed, to confront the racist criminal justice system.

Cocaine, contras and the CIA

Kill the Messenger recounts an ugly chapter in the history of U.S. imperialism--along with the media's shameful complicity.

A woman of steel

Alice Peurala left an impressive legacy as a fighter for workers' rights and women's rights inside the labor movement.

UPS's war on worker safety

In the 1990s, UPS bought political influence to prevent laws that would challenge unsafe working conditions.

Calling their foul

The new head of the NBA Players Association is challenging suggestions that pro basketball players are pampered.

Can the law catch up?

A new book examines how grassroots struggles for gay and lesbian rights led to a fight for freedom and equality in the law.

Cuando la esperanza tranza

La elección de noviembre no fue una cálida recepción a los republicanos, sino un frío rechazo a los demócratas.

Breaking the silence

Having an abortion is already difficult, but the loneliness, alienation and silence about it add another unbearable weight.

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