A protester in Ferguson calls for Mike Brown's murderer to be arrested

The obstruction-of-justice system in Ferguson

If public officials in St. Louis County get their way, justice for Mike Brown will be a very long time in coming--if it comes at all.

The Yes side's secret weapon

English political leaders are alternating between begging and open threats in urging Scotland not to vote for independence.

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

The UN's dismal failure

The People's Climate March this week will confront the latest in a series of UN summits that have accomplished nothing.

Teachers strike looms in Ohio

With their threat to strike, teachers in the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are taking a stand against corporate school "reform."

Reparations, not incarceration

Two Green Party candidates in New York state are calling for radical changes in the failed policies of the U.S. "war on drugs."


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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.


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

President Obama speaking at a press conference

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.

Causing trouble for Cuomo

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

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

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.

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.

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

Eugene V. Debs

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Innocent and 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.

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.

Telling the NFL: "No more"

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

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

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

The challenges left unmet

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

Will the clinics stay open?

Protesters defend abortion rights outside the Texas capitol building (Toby Marks)

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

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?

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.

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

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

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