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Bernie Sanders (Gage Skidmore)

Sanders the spoiler?

The "hey Bernie, stop spoiling our party" chorus is getting deafening. But is Sanders harming the Democratic Party with his campaign--or helping?

Marxists and elections

Elections can help radicals amplify their message and give shape to movements--but a future socialist society can't be legislated into existence.

Upton Sinclair's '34 campaign

The famous socialist won mass support during his 1934 campaign for governor of California--but he was betrayed by the Democratic Party.

A Mediterranean mass grave

The sinking of another ship packed with migrants killed hundreds--the latest victims of the cruel policies of European leaders.

A new Memorandum hits hard

The Tsipras government is negotiating over even more drastic austerity measures--and not showing the least sign of resistance.

An internationalist "no" vote

Members of rs21 in Britain discussed their attitudes toward the referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union.

Hungry for justice in S.F.

The Mission District police station is the site of a hunger strike by five people who have a single demand: Fire SFPD Chief Greg Suhr.

Vermont's mental health crisis

The police shooting of a mentally ill man in Burlington highlights the failure of neoliberal reforms to mental health care.

The legacy of Haymarket

The great struggles of 1886 began with victories for labor, but ended with the eventual execution of some of the movement's most dedicated leaders.

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Speaking out for solidarity

Hundreds of people attended five events on a national tour designed to forge ties between the Black and Palestinian liberation movements.

Farewell to a true funk soldier

He was a bottomless cauldron of creativity who blew up every music industry category and mattered in more ways than one article could do justice to.

Smearing three dead teenagers

Video of the deaths of three Florida teens has their families asking why police didn't do more--and why the girls are being smeared.

Egyptian activists face arrests

Labor lawyer Haitham Mohamedain is among some 100 Egyptian activists detained by security forces ahead of planned protests.

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Make it safe, legal and funded

A cyberattack on a website that raises funds for poor women seeking abortions shines a light on the need for public funding.

The Kiental Manifesto

Socialist opponents of the First World War who came together in Zimmerwald in 1915 met again a year later to issue a new appeal.

Sitting in to save the planet

Two student sit-ins for fossil-fuel divestment in New York City show that the fight for climate justice can win broad support.

Grad workers vote yes on BDS

Graduate student employees at New York University cast a historic vote through their union to join the BDS movement.

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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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International Socialist Review | ISReview.org

In the current issue of the ISR, author Donna Murch is interviewed by Sherry Wolf on "The roots of the Black Panther Party." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


The Bern goes international

How can we best convince a layer of Sanders' supporters that they ought to build a different kind of party than the Democrats?

The GOP is a Grand Old Mess

How can it be that the Republicans, the first party of Corporate America, could be facing the prospect of chaos at their nominating convention?

Thrown in the testing deep end

Parents and teachers are uniting to send a message: Our kids' needs aren't satisfied by filling in bubbles on a standardized test.

Don't deport Malachy

The Obama administration is set to deport the former Irish freedom fighter 20 years after he came to the U.S. in search of asylum.

California's $15-an-hour win

The Fight for 15 in LA marching on a national day of action April 15 (FIghtfor15LA)

What does California's decision to raise the minimum wage mean for low-wage workers--and the labor movement?

A rising sea of red

Verizon workers are rallying in the thousands and confronting scabs in the biggest strike to hit the U.S. in years.

Why UW should cut the ties

A University of Washington student took on the Board of Regents for its insidious relationship to the prison-industrial complex.

Harassing the ASA over BDS

One of the first academic associations to back the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign is facing a frivolous lawsuit.

Pushing UMass to divest

Students held a weeklong occupation of the administration building to demand the school divest from fossil fuel companies.

The war on BDS in Indiana

The demonization of the Palestinian freedom struggle reached a fever pitch with flyers targeting a student activist as a "terrorist."

Brazil's impeachment crisis

Dilma Rousseff (Jonas Pereira)

The impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is more than just a conservative coup. It's the result of a deep economic and political crisis.

Breaking silence over Palestine

Israeli soldiers who have served in the Occupied Territories are joining others to share the truth about life under occupation.

Crisis of a decaying system

Migrants fleeing war-torn countries seeking asylum are confronting the cold walls of European capitalism in the 21st century.

Time to socialize the banks

A group of leading left-wing intellectuals and activists make the case for placing the banks at the service of people instead of profit.

Gimme (tax) shelter

If we start clamping down on billionaires who avoid paying taxes, they might leave and avoid paying taxes somewhere else.

Rising up against British rule

One hundred years ago, Irish resistance in Britain's oldest colony stood in defiance to imperial rule--and inspired others around the world to follow.

Ireland and self-determination

In July 1916, Russian revolutionary Lenin offered his analysis of the Irish uprising against British rule, the Easter Rising.

A left beyond the Democrats

Sanders' campaign might contribute to a base that can create a base that can become free of the Democratic Party--but only if we fight for independence.

How do we describe Sanders?

A vote for Bernie Sanders isn't identical to a vote for the Democratic Party, as Socialist Worker has implied.

Views in brief

Against shaming Sanders' supporters | Sanders' support for Israel | Protest, but let Trump speak | Reforming capitalism isn't enough

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