Columbia University students stand with survivors of sexual assault (Jen Roesch)

Moving rape out of the shadows at Columbia

A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

These strikers won't back down

Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are on the picket line and getting support from students and parents--despite the district's threats.

The poverty of culture

The narrative of a "culture of poverty" is racist code used to dismiss the effects of structural inequality on African Americans.

UW contract deadline looms

Unions at the University of Washington have come together to fight for better working conditions and a living wage.

The NFL flip-flop-flippers

Football executives have no credibility with players, little credibility with fans and diminishing credibility with sponsors.


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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.


The lies they told about safety

If GM is ever made to pay for its deadly negligence, the government agency in charge of regulating it should pay, too.

Another broken promise

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

Justice delayed 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.

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."

Innocent on death row

Henry Lee McCollum

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.

Causing trouble for Cuomo

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

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.

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.

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.

Teachers strike looms in Ohio

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

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.

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.

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¿Componiendo un desastre?

Barack Obama encabeza los esfuerzos por una nueva campaña bélica, aunque la máquina de guerra estadounidense sólo aumentará el sufrimiento.

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.

Washington's selective outrage

The "growing threat of terrorism" is the Obama's administration's excuse for the latest drive to war in the Middle East.

The "war on terror" on repeat

Fox News drums up fear of ISIS inside the U.S.

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

A global call for climate justice

As many as 300,000 marched in New York City in the largest of thousands of events held to call for real action on climate change--before it's too late.

Either jobs or the planet?

Organized labor's traditional attitude has been: If the environment gains, then workers must be losing. But it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

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.

We need a 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.

The tremors from Scotland

The significance of the referendum on independence from Britain will continue to be felt long after the voting is over.

What's at stake in Scotland?

Two articles from the rs21 website consider the factors at play in today's referendum on independence for Scotland.

Protests, profits and Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to run rampant because of the failure of the West to provide needed aid.

The Yes side's secret weapon

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

Which way will Lewis run?

CTU President Karen Lewis speaks to demonstrators outside the offices of Chicago Public Schools (WBEZ)

The despised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a re-election challenge--but will his likely opponent live up to her radical reputation?

A breakthrough moment?

Israel's war on Gaza created the potential to turn the cause of Palestine into a mass movement--if we can seize the moment.

Telling the NFL: "No more"

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

Janay Rice re-victimized

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

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Killed by the injustice system

Three years ago, the state of Georgia murdered an innocent man in cold blood--but Troy Anthony Davis will never be forgotten.

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Trans women are women

If trans and intersex women can't find "safe space" in the women's rights or queer communities, where can they go?

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