Huge numbers of people jammed Syntagma Square to celebrate the "no" vote

The "no" victory and the struggles ahead in Greece

Greece's Internationalist Workers Left celebrates the victory in last weekend's referendum and explains its effects to come.

Greeks say no to austerity and yes to solidarity

Two Greek socialists and leading voices of the Left Platform of SYRIZA speak out about the referendum on austerity and its impact.

Greece's show of defiance

The SYRIZA government's decision to hold a referendum on European demands for yet more austerity has opened up a new political situation.

A no vote against blackmail

A leading force in SYRIZA's Left Platform describes the stakes in the mobilization for a "no" vote in Greece's referendum.

Illegal, illegitimate and odious

The Truth Committee on Public Debt formed by the Greek parliament has issued a report documenting the crimes of the Troika.

The crucible of race and class

Parishioners at the Emanuel AME church mourn the victims of the massacre

The terrorist killings in a Black church is the product of 400 years of slavery, segregation and racist violence that still shapes life and labor today.

How racism created a killer

Dylann Roof’s mass murder in Charleston exposes the racist rot at the heart of America—and those who profit from it, politically and financially.

Why isn't that racist flag gone?

Even some Republicans admit the Confederate flag is an insult to the victims of racist mass murder--but it's still flying in South Carolina.

The real roots of violence

The Charleston massacre has millions wondering what can be done--but the political and media establishment aren't offering real answers.

The history of a victory

The Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage is a big step forward--and further evidence that "Without struggle, there is no progress."

A triumph long in the making

The Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage was a sweeping victory in the decades-long struggle to recognize the humanity of LGBT people.

How race is conjured

A segregated water fountain during the Jim Crow era (Russell Lee)

The authors of the book Racecraft explain how the fiction of race obscures the real source of racism and inequality today.

The social construction of race

Recognizing the fiction of race is necessary to understand the realities of racism and capitalism--and the possibility of liberation.

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The barely-getting-by economy

Six years into a supposed economic recovery, almost half of the people in the world's richest country couldn't handle a $400 emergency expense.

Class and the tech industry

The tech industry has constructed a series of myths that obscure the realities of class power, exploitation and oppression.

The ugly business of detention

Talk about immigration "reform" may have stalled, but the the detention and deportation machine is running at full speed.

Roots of Dominican apartheid

The cruel new law in the Dominican Republic against those of Haitian descent has its roots in U.S. policy in both countries.

Youth protests shake Armenia

Despite a police crackdown, the streets of the capital of Yerevan are alive with mass protests against an electricity price hike.

Why did de Blasio capitulate?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to hire some 1,300 new cops is another sign that he's no progressive savior.

Arrested by a racist in Seattle

An activist who was racially profiled, falsely arrested and brutalized speaks out for the right to organize and demonstrate.

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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.

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Gareth Dale writes on "The Origins and Delusions of Green Growth" in the latest issue of the International Socialist Review. For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the website.

They need to free Bree

Bree Newsome tears down the Confederate flag outside the South Carolina Capitol building

Sign a petition to support the antiracist activists who took down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds.

They can't fight for themselves

Feras Morad and Hector Morejon were unarmed, but Long Beach police killed them anyway. Their families are fighting back.

Facing violence for 200 years

To know the story of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is to be in awe of its historic resilience.

Responsible for a witch hunt

The spotlight is back on top U.S. officials from the Bush years for their role in the post-9/11 persecution of Arabs and Muslims.

America's firing line

The frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. has people around the world wondering, "What is it with Americans and guns?"

Affordable housing at risk

Nearly 2 million families in New York City are awaiting a deal in the state capital to restore the protections of rent stabilization.

The South Side needs real jobs

Dozens of Black construction workers picketed a site at the University of Chicago to demand good-paying jobs.

A place to dance--and argue

Jimmy's Hall from socialist filmmaker Ken Loach

Socialist filmmaker Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall is about two struggles: fighting evictions and preserving a place to organize.

A symbol of hate they still sell

If the Confederate flag is too toxic to sell, how can Walmart peddle the merchandise of the Washington football team?

Tall tales about Waterloo

The British media is celebrating the defeat of France's Napoleon in a battle 200 years ago, but the real story is different.

Reflecting on Juneteenth

Three Socialist Worker contributors comment on the Black freedom struggle 150 years after the date that historically marks the end of slavery.

Hear them at Socialism 2015

Read previous SW articles and interviews by some of the featured speakers coming to Socialism 2015 in Chicago this weekend.

Justice links our struggles

The renown novelist and activist is facing a possible trial for sedition because of this speech in support of the struggle in Kashmir.

Politics of privilege-checking

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

The moment of the March

A new book sets the 1963 March on Washington in its context--of activists fighting increasingly bitter battles against Jim Crow.

The impact of a coming out

Bruce Jenner's interview has opened a door for many to hear a broader conversation about trans lives for the first time.

Apartheid dressed up as peace

Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, conditions for Palestinians have worsened, and Israel has tightened its colonial domination.

Is Marxism Eurocentric?

Critics of Marx's "Eurocentrism" build their case on a small sample of writings--but ignore the larger body of work that refutes their claims.

Where is France heading?

The French government's austerity policies bring an urgency to the task of rebuilding social movements and the radical left.

The fiction of "balance"

A United Nations report on war crimes committed during Israel's assault on Gaza seeks "balance" where there is none.

A simple choice in West Papua

Indonesian policies in West Papua have been designed from the beginning to silence the voice of the indigenous people.

The anti-austerity resistance

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of London for the "End Austerity Now" demonstration.

Why won’t she speak out?

Aung San Suu Kyi, a longtime symbol of the human rights struggle, has nothing to say about the persecution of the Rohingya.

Views in brief

Dirty, dangerous and unethical | We want justice for Kumar | That flag belongs in the dustbin | We need gun control

The inevitable graveyard?

SW is right about Bernie Sanders, but could a Democratic campaign ever incubate the forces that could break with the party?

Beaten down at UPS

Every time I saw Dave at work, he seemed crushed by the weight of the scrutiny—his head down and his shoulders slumped.

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