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Why won't he apologize for a war crime?

Barack Obama is the first sitting president to visit a Japanese city annihilated by an atomic bomb--but rather than apologize, he's promoting militarism.

Syria refugees put through hell

Faced with death and destruction if they remain in their homes in Syria, millions have decided to endure terrible risks of becoming refugees.

Syria's revolt transformed me

I viewed the world through the lens of the Palestinian struggle, but Syria's rebellion has taught all of us a lesson in solidarity.

SFPD chief fired by the people

Greg Suhr finally resigned as head of the San Francisco Police Department after months of growing pressure for action.

Why did David's killer go free?

A somber crowd gathered in Austin, Texas, in response to the news that the officer who killed David Joseph would not be indicted.

Justice for Andre and Bryson

Around 100 people gathered in Olympia, Washington, to remember two unarmed Black men shot a year ago by a white officer.

A doomsday threat in Chicago

The bosses of the Chicago Public Schools system are once again raising the stakes on teachers and students with devastating cuts.

Standing strong in the capital

As the strike against Verizon entered a sixth week, union members and their supporters marched and rallied in Washington, D.C.

World's greatest democracy?

Trump isn't a new threat to a healthy body, but the latest tumor on a corrupt system that can only be called a "democracy" if we use ironic quotes.

Is Sanders spoiling the party?

Sanders has the gall to keep asking people to vote for him in the Democratic primaries--so the Clinton gang resorted to more underhanded methods.

Socialists and Election 2016

The International Socialist Organization and Socialist Alternative exchange views on the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party.

Ominous warning from Austria

The election outcome shows the potential for Europe's far right to grow and even win power--unless its scapegoating and hate are confronted.

The stormy seas in France

A French socialist and union activist looks at the sources of the rebellion that is shaking the government of François Hollande.

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Other Top Articles of the Week

Poultry's hidden horrors

An Oxfam report has exposed the torturous conditions endured by poultry workers--but their situation is far from unique in the U.S.

Banging on the door of bigotry

Several hundred DePaul University students disrupted a speech by a right-wing bigot--and showed how the left can confront hate.

Taking the moment forward

At the Socialism in the Air conference in Portland, people talked about what it will take to get "from a moment to a movement."

The road to a police state

A government agency arresting people for crimes they haven't yet committed--sounds far-fetched, but it's reality in Australia today.

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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In the current issue of the ISR, read Greek socialist Antonis Davanellos' article "Reflections on our experience with SYRIZA.". For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

What's next for Bernie's base?

Bernie Sanders speaks to a big crowd in Iowa

Supporters of Bernie Sanders must decide if they will follow their candidate as he falls in line behind the Democratic nominee.

A step forward on Medicare?

Hillary Clinton's talk about expanding the Medicare program to people in their 50s sounds like a step toward Medicare for all, but it isn't.

They made an example of her

An Indiana judge will hear an appeal from a woman convicted under the state's "feticide" law after she suffered a miscarriage.

New raids to terrorize refugees

Obama administration officials have announced plans for more deportations of mothers and children who fled violence in Central America.

N. Carolina's war with the Feds

Trans people are the main targets of North Carolina's bigoted new law, but business interests have more reasons for backing it.

How can we win at Verizon?

A Verizon worker and CWA shop steward assesses the state of the largest U.S. strike in recent years and makes the case for a way forward.

Who's "overpaid" at Verizon?

Verizon wants to portray strikers as greedy for more pay, but the bosses are the ones getting the bloated paychecks--and for what?

Lynch needs to say her name

Activists protested at the U.S. Department of Justice as part of national solidarity actions for Sandra Bland and other victims of police.

Aterrorizando refugiados

La administración Obama anunció más deportaciones de madres y niños que huyeron de la violencia en América Central.

Philippines' political upheaval

The victory of a presidential candidate likened to Donald Trump reflects the Philippines' deep social and political crisis.

A tale of two South Africas

Twenty-two years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa remains a nation highly polarized between the haves and have-nots.

Life in Brazil after Dilma

Opposing the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff can't mean forgetting the tragedy of the Workers Party in power.

Argentina's left at a crossroads

Divisions among left currents in Argentina spilled into the open at a time when unity in the face of the right wing is important.

A signal of super-fires to come

The tar sands oil fields in Alberta, Canada

Climate change is a root cause of the huge forest fire in Alberta, Canada, that has forced tens of thousands from their homes.

Rent's too high in San Diego

Tenants of a San Diego apartment complex are protesting against skyrocketing rents in their run-down building.

Saving a progressive beacon

The principal at a renowned New York City elementary school is undermining its historic mission—but the community is fighting back.

On our march for justice

Grassroots activists took part in a 150-mile "March 4 Justice" to demand justice and full compensation for the falsely convicted.

Have the thought police won?

A new book examines everyday features of life in the digitally connected world and asks if privacy is a quaint idea from another era.

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