Henry Lee McCollum

How many more innocent men sit on death row?

Two North Carolina men have been proven innocent and freed after 30 years in prison, and their case is adding to calls to abolish the death penalty.

Facebook and Twitter

Get updates from SocialistWorker.org on Facebook and Twitter--and help us by sharing our articles far and wide.

Five lessons from the heartland

Here are some practical and political lessons to be drawn from the movement to get Steven Salaita reinstated in his job.

Causing trouble for Cuomo

An unexpectedly strong Democratic primary challenge showed the brewing discontent with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Telling the NFL: "No more"

It took CBS sports anchor James Brown to finally explain why the NFL better start taking domestic violence seriously.

Views in brief

Standing with low-wage workers | Mistaken about Michfest | The Deep Green Resistance alternative | Meat-eating kills the planet | Not in the name of survivors


People's Climate March and Climate Convergence | New York City | September 19-21

Special archives

Marx Matters

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

Socialist Worker has collected our articles about Marxism and the Marxist tradition on one page. Take a look to learn more about the ideas of revolutionary socialism.


Another broken promise

Obama abandoned executive action on immigration after moderate Democrats kicked up a fuss ahead of midterm elections.

The "war on terror" on repeat

If the threat of al-Qaeda served to animate the "war on terror" in 2001, today, the Islamic State is the justification for war.

The disaster they caused

Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

Mexico's energy "reform" con

Mexico's ruling class won an important point on their neoliberal agenda with the Senate's passage of energy privatization.

A strike lit the way at Juno

Workers at the Juno Lighting Group manufacturing facility outside Chicago ended a five-day strike with a victory.

UIUC should right its wrong

Students demand the reinstatement of Steven Salaita and an end to UIUC's violations of free speech (Eric Ruder)

Steven Salaita spoke publicly for the first time since his university fired him for his "uncivil" tweets criticizing Israel's war crimes.

Boston drivers won't give in

Dozens of drivers have lost their jobs and a union activist has been arrested in the drive to break Boston's bus drivers' union.

A different kind of Labor Day

Mothers and birth workers gathered in Seattle to call attention to the conditions under which women labor and give birth.

I: Developing a new practice

In the wake of the 1917 Russian Revolution, socialists initiated anti-racist activism aimed at fighting for Black equality.

II: Prioritizing the struggle

The Workers Party of the 1920s made fighting racism a priority by challenging the Klan and calling for racial equality in unions.

III: Anti-racist internationalism

Socialists in early 20th century America linked revolution at home with successful uprisings by workers in colonized nations.

UPS tries to "shape change"

UPS had to respond to the tumult and discontent of the 1960s, but Big Brown did its best to "shape change" in its interests.

Shore leave for capital

A new book by John Urry called Offshoring presents a concise history of a quarter-century of globalization.

You can't unsee it

A group of high-profile broadcasters and reporters say they will refuse to use the name of the Washington football team.

Nuestra Opinión

Una lucha en todo lugar

Tras la rebelión en Ferguson, Missouri, millones de personas por todo el país nunca verán el racismo y la violencia policial de la misma manera.

We need system change

With the People's Climate March coming up this week, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement looks at the challenges we face.

Holding the police accountable

Chicago police commander Glenn Evans

One of the Chicago Police Department's top commanders is facing felony charges and could soon be sitting in a jail cell.

Will the clinics stay open?

The notorious Texas anti-abortion law is facing a legal challenge--but a lot of damage has already been done to abortion rights.

The challenges left unmet

Youth won't be prepared for the future with the wrong educational theory and dysfunctional economics they're being fed.

Our struggle won't be silenced

The battle for academic freedom and Palestine solidarity is coming to a head with a critical moment for fired UIUC professor Steven Salaita.

Janay Rice re-victimized

Among the questions asked after the release of a video showing Ray Rice committing assault, one was glaringly missing.

Kick the frackers out

The New York governor's race is providing an opportunity to campaign against the disastrous practice of fracking.

Michfest is dying from bigotry

A bigoted policy excluding transgender women threatens the future of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

Who is killing the planet?

A Greenpeace activists sits at the top of a power plant

The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

"Civility" versus solidarity

Supporters of Israel are calling for "civility" on campus--as a way to police of any discourse or activism critical of Zionism.

Pressure builds on UIUC

University of Illinois officials are scrambling to justify the firing of Steven Salaita as an international solidarity campaign finds wider support.

Palestine activist faces threats

The president of the Ohio University Student Senate is facing harassment, including death threats, from supporters of Israel.

Fight for 15 turns up the heat

Low-wage workers took part in civil disobedience across the country to call for a $15 an hour wage and a union.

Views in brief

Blaming protesters in Ferguson | My memories sold | What's not on the ballot | What feminism adds to Marxism | Tech and the proletariat

Syndicate content