A young boy wounded by Syrian government shelling

Caught in a vice of imperialist rivalries

The multiple interests of U.S. and Russian imperialism are playing out in Syria, as Russia's air war reaches a new level of destruction and death.

Seattle wins the right to play

Recess is a critical factor in a student's social and emotional well-being--so why are so many schools getting rid of it?

A blow to Mexico's Peña Nieto

The damning report of an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students last year could spell trouble for the government.

Controversy over a quote

A photo shoot featuring actors from the new film Suffragette has stirred an intense Internet debate. What's the dispute about?

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Marx Matters: Articles on the Marxist tradition from SocialistWorker.org

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The looting class and their loot

Corporate America's profits keep reaching new records--yet we're told all the time that there's no money for living wages or quality public schools.

The feel-lousy economy

The government's official statistics show that the U.S. economy is performing decently. So why does it feel like it's all bad news to workers.

The violence of empire

The day after Barack Obama demanded action on gun violence following another mass shooting, the U.S. military bombed a hospital in Afghanistan.

The drilling-fracking president

Obama's Alaska trip was supposed to focus attention on climate change--yet days before, he approved deepwater drilling in the Arctic.

Lessons of the Nader challenge

Ralph Nader campaigning for president in 2000

Ralph Nader's defiant campaigns for president proved that it was possible to convince millions to vote for a left-wing, third-party candidate.

Passed by traffic on the right

The internal GOP battle that led to John Boehner resigning sums up the dynamic of an ever-more conservative political system.

The cash behind climate denial

A new report shows that Exxon management was briefed on climate change caused by fossil fuels as early as 1977.

Choosing profit over the planet

Volkswagen got caught--but it's not the first and won't be the last corporation to pursue profit with a sociopathic intensity.

The NYPD is in the dark ages

A spat between the New York police chief and an independent investigator reveals what we've won--and how far we have to go.

Is Airbnb looting rental units?

Vacation rental websites are exacerbating the housing crisis in San Francisco, sending rents for residents through the roof.

Will a killer cop go free?

Legal maneuvers by lawyers for the Austin police detective who killed Larry Jackson Jr. highlight challenges for the BLM movement.

Smirking face of Big Pharma

Martin Shkreli's profiteering scheme with a life-saving drug has turned attention again to the vileness of the health care industry.

The UAW's missing backbone

UAW members want equal pay for equal work. But their president and the CEO of Chrysler want them to sell themselves short.

Chrysler workers say "no way"

UAW members showed with their "no" votes that they are tired of concessions now that the Big Three are back in the black.

Keep the guns from PSU cops

Activists disrupted a speech by Portland State University's president to protest plans to militarize campus police.

La violencia del imperio

El día después Barack Obama exigiera acción para prevenir la violencia armada, aviones norteamericanos bombardearon un hospital en Afganistán.

Diez años después de Katrina

Entrevista con los dos paramédicos, atrapados por Katrina, que reportaron cómo la policía disparó contra las víctimas del huracán.

Behind Russia's war in Syria

Wreckage from air strikes believed to be carried out by Russian forces

Russia's military intervention marks a new chapter in a bloody conflict--and an escalation of its imperial confrontation with the U.S.

A deadly war on Turkey's left

The bombing of a peace march in Ankara is part of a deadly war on Kurds and the left--and the Turkish government must be held responsible.

Gaza students stand with BDS

Palestinian students in Gaza respond to what they call an "uninformed" critique of the boycott, sanctions and divestment campaign.

Why the left gained in Portugal

A member of Portugal's Left Bloc describes the context for the radical party's best-ever showing in parliamentary elections.

Is peace in Colombia at hand?

A breakthrough in talks between Colombian guerrillas and the president might pave the way to ending the world's longest war.

A showdown looms in Quebec

A mass demonstration in Montreal was the latest sign of resistance to attacks on public-sector workers and government services.

An attack on "the Jungle"

A recent police attack on a refugee camp in Calais exposes the barbarity of the policies of Fortress Europe.

This day celebrates an enemy

The historical record is clear about Christopher Columbus' barbarism. So why is there still a federal holiday to honor him?

The meaning of abortion rights

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz helped lead the attack on Planned Parenthood during Congressional hearings

On the same day that the House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, I found out that I needed an abortion.

His choice to fight back

NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was cleared of the criminal charges brought against him after the NYPD broke his leg.

The real history of an uprising

Despite its problems, Stonewall provides an opportunity to talk about the lessons of the riot that gave birth to the LGBT movement.

Drug war meets war on terror

Sicario might seem like a standard cops-versus-cartels borderland crime thriller at first glance, but there's more to this movie.

This is the smart Bush?

Jeb Bush's ignorant, incoherent comments about the Washington football team's name proved a cherished hope of the right wrong.

The ugly fanboy brigade

When a rape case turns into a circus, it only benefits those who want to keep women silent in the face of sexual violence.

In this three-part feature, Lee Sustar answers questions about the world economy since the Great Recession and the shape of things to come.

I: Threats of another crash

The turmoil on international stock markets is a warning sign that the world economy is headed for trouble--and the U.S. economy isn't immune.

II: The roots of the turmoil

From Europe to China to the U.S., the problems in the world economy today are rooted in the capitalist system itself.

III. Toward a new recession?

Working people were already left behind in the U.S. economic recovery--but conditions may be headed from bad to worse.

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