Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Eric Haynes)

Progressive face of a regressing party

Elizabeth Warren's speeches may sound good, but her main role is to put a populist façade on a party that stands for preserving corporate power.

What Leninism means to us

The Leninist project still involves an attempt to build a centralized revolutionary party based on the most advanced workers.

First steps to take on Ebola

National Nurses United is fighting to protect front-line health care workers against a system that isn't prepared for Ebola.

Ferguson comes to the NFL

Dozens of fans organized for a St. Louis Rams game to bring #FergusonOctober and police violence to a primetime audience.

Introducing Victor Jara

A pamphlet on the left-wing Chilean folk singer killed during the 1973 military coup will tell his story to a new generation.


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Marx Matters: A collection of SW articles on the Marxist tradition
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.


What moved the Court?

What would lead a Supreme Court stacked with conservative justices to make a decision that furthers the cause of same-sex marriage?

From enemy to lesser evil?

The CTU endorsement of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn highlights the Democrats' continued hold on even militant unions.

Our alarming health system

What we know about the Ebola outbreak in Texas should frighten us about the problems of the U.S. health care system.

Two laws for two New Yorks

Bill de Blasio passed a law guaranteeing paid sick days to much fanfare--but businesses that violate it get off easy.

Ferguson means fight back

The courageous resistance shown after the police murder of Mike Brown has inspired solidarity from far beyond Missouri.

Not just a moment in Ferguson

Thousands of people came to St. Louis for Ferguson October to continue the struggle against police violence (Bob Simpson)

Thousands of people gathered in downtown St. Louis as part of Ferguson October--to carry on the struggle against racism and police murder.

Putting pregnant teens on trial

The restrictions on minors seeking abortion in Alabama are linked to the right's crusade to destroy women's rights around the U.S.

Steven Salaita is speaking out

Steven Salaita, the professor fired for his tweets denouncing Israel's war on Gaza, spoke at four campuses in Chicago.

Why is Burge free?

The head Chicago police torturer is free after less than four years in prison--while some of his victims are still behind bars.

Gunned down for being Black

Anti-racist activists are sitting in at a police station in an Ohio town to demand justice for John Crawford, killed by a police officer in a Walmart.

Obama lied and families cried

A deportation hours before the president vowed to "fix the system" reveals the broken lives behind Obama's broken promises.

A threat to all teachers

The state-run school board in Philadelphia has torn up its contract with the teachers' union and imposed takeaways.

New contract ends Ohio strike

Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, approved a new contract that makes progress on some issues, despite concessions on others.

Wrong strategy in Connecticut

The Connecticut Education Association endorsed a Democratic governor with a history of attacking teachers' unions.

¡Todos somos Ayotzi!

Gente de todo el mundo responde al desaparecimiento de 43 estudiantes normalistas mexicanos a manos de la policía.

Kobanê and the revolution

A Syrian revolutionary argues that the fates of the Kurdish national struggle and the Syrian revolution are linked together.

Kurds face betrayal on all sides

The Kurdish city of Kobanê in northern Syria has stood alone against an onslaught by ISIS fighters, abandoned by world and regional powers.

After Israel's war on Gaza

The ruins of Gaza after Israel's onslaught (Robin Lloyd)

Israel's 51-day assault imposed a terrible toll on the people of Gaza--and the apartheid state is seeking to continue the pressure.

The killings rocking Mexico

Tens of thousands protested in Mexico after the killing of six student teachers by police and the disappearance of 43 more.

UKIP-izing English politics

The racist, right-wing UK independence Party won its first seat in British parliament and very nearly a second.

The terrorism of poverty

Racism and the drive for profits are making the Ebola crisis worse in West Africa--at a terrible cost in human suffering.

Say it loud: JSIL

Now that everyone knows about ISIL, we should also call out Israel for what it is: The Jewish State in Israel and the Levant.

The Malala the media ignores

One of the Nobel Peace Prize winners is a socialist opponent of U.S. drone strikes, but you wouldn't know it from the media.

Pinkwashing at The Advocate

The Advocate refused to run my article on Israel's pinkwashing after seeking to remove words like "apartheid" and "occupation."

Israel's war on Gaza is no game

Activists protested a preseason game between the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team from Israel.

Getting organized for socialism

Socialists try to strengthen every struggle they're involved in--while building organization that gathers others around the cause of socialism.

This day celebrates an enemy

An 1893 rendition of Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas

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

UPSurge at the Package King

The rank-and-file group UPSurge had an impact far beyond its size--and its legacy can still be felt at UPS today.

Socialists rooted in the struggle

A new collection of essays by Kim Moody is explicitly written for socialists organizing in or around the labor movement.

How Pride grows

Pride brings to life the 1984 Welsh miners' strike and the solidarity from gays and lesbians that forever changed them all.

U2's songs of emptiness

The mission of Bono from U2 isn't simply to provide capitalism with a human face. It's to ruin music in the process.

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