At work in a massive Amazon warehouse (Scott Lewis)

The feel-lousy economy

The government's official statistics show that the U.S. economy is performing decently. So why does it feel like it's all bad news to workers.

Chrysler workers say "no way"

UAW members showed with their "no" votes that they are tired of concessions now that the Big Three are back in the black.

The real history of an uprising

Despite its problems, Stonewall provides an opportunity to talk about the lessons of the riot that gave birth to the LGBT movement.

Will a killer cop go free?

Legal maneuvers by lawyers for the Austin police detective who killed Larry Jackson Jr. highlight challenges for the BLM movement.

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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 drilling-fracking president

Obama's Alaska trip was supposed to focus attention on climate change--yet days before, he approved deepwater drilling in the Arctic.

Lessons of the Nader challenge

Ralph Nader campaigning for president in 2000

Ralph Nader's defiant campaigns for president proved that it was possible to convince millions to vote for a left-wing, third-party candidate.

Passed by traffic on the right

The internal GOP battle that led to John Boehner resigning sums up the dynamic of an ever-more conservative political system.

The anti-abortion extortionists

The right stooped to a new low when House Republicans threatened a federal shutdown over funding for Planned Parenthood.

The open sore on a sick system

Only in the warped world of U.S. politics could a real-estate billionaire pretend to represent working people against the Washington status quo.

Surrender, peace or neither?

The anti-Iran hardliners are denouncing the Obama administration's nuclear agreement, but that doesn't make it a victory for peace.

Smirking face of Big Pharma

Martin Shkreli's profiteering scheme with a life-saving drug has turned attention again to the vileness of the health care industry.

A refugee crisis in America

Europe isn't the only place where the governments of wealthy countries have cruelly denied entrance to migrants fleeting violence and poverty.

Rahm threatens teacher layoffs

Chicago teachers rally for fully funded schools

Chicago's elite seems intent on detonating an explosive public schools crisis and forcing a showdown with the teachers' union.

Mizzou workers need fair pay

The opulent salaries of Mizzou administrators are matched only by their disregard for the grad workers that make the school function.

This is the smart Bush?

Jeb Bush's ignorant, incoherent comments about the Washington football team's name proved a cherished hope of the right wrong.

The ugly fanboy brigade

When a rape case turns into a circus, it only benefits those who want to keep women silent in the face of sexual violence.

An Intifada of poetry

Remi Kanazi's book of poetry Before the Next Bomb Drops gives voice to the anguish, the rage and the hope of Palestinians.

Is Black Mass the whole story?

The movie Black Mass is a gripping portrayal of crime boss "Whitey" Bulger, but it leaves out something important: racism.

Diez años después de Katrina

Entrevista con los dos paramédicos, atrapados por Katrina, que reportaron cómo la policía disparó contra las víctimas del huracán.

In this three-part feature, Lee Sustar answers questions about the world economy since the Great Recession and the shape of things to come.

I: Threats of another crash

The turmoil on international stock markets is a warning sign that the world economy is headed for trouble--and the U.S. economy isn't immune.

II: The roots of the turmoil

From Europe to China to the U.S., the problems in the world economy today are rooted in the capitalist system itself.

III. Toward a new recession?

Working people were already left behind in the U.S. economic recovery--but conditions may be headed from bad to worse.

Behind Russia's war in Syria

Russia's military intervention marks a new chapter in a bloody conflict--and an escalation of its imperial confrontation with the U.S.

Greece's left after the election

Tsipras' crime is not only the imposition of new austerity, but destroying the optimism unleashed by SYRIZA coming to power.

Who will rule Greece?

Alexis Tsipras won a major victory in the September 20 election, but he now must abide by the draconian terms of the lenders' new Memorandum.

Choosing profit over the planet

New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller at a press conference about the emissions scandal

Volkswagen got caught--but it's not the first and won't be the last corporation to pursue profit with a sociopathic intensity.

An attack on "the Jungle"

A recent police attack on a refugee camp in Calais exposes the barbarity of the policies of Fortress Europe.

Looking for lost momentum

Spain's radical party Podemos is losing ground in opinion polls ahead of a general election. Can it rebound in time?

An NDP breakthrough?

If Canada's New Democratic Party wins in upcoming federal elections, it is likely to continue the politics of austerity.

Japan's summer of protest

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing a wave of protests that are on a scale rarely seen in the last 40 years.

Why is Russia backing Assad?

The editors of a left-wing Russian website explain why Russia is now openly moving troops into Syria to back the Assad regime.

What drives the refugee crisis?

While the West constructs fortresses to keep out refugees, imperialism creates the conditions for massive human displacement.

The meaning of abortion rights

On the same day that the House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, I found out that I needed an abortion.

Socialism and our liberation

Sharon Smith's Women and Socialism makes a case for Marxism as a guide to fighting women's oppression--while revisiting debates within Marxism.

Reaching a wrong conclusion

Learning the lessons of SYRIZA requires analyzing the concrete conditions in Greece and how they differ from those in the U.S.

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