Folsom Lake, a California water reservoir, photographed in 2011 (above) and 2014

California is burning

Scientists are issuing dire warnings about California's drought--but politicians and the media are avoiding the bigger questions about its causes.

It's time to raise a racket

The UAW has delivered contracts that are essentially non-union in scope and their economic impact on the auto workforce.

Chicago's stop-and-frisk spree

Chicago police stopped 250,000 people last summer, according to the ACLU, surpassing even the NYPD in racial profiling.

Can we end the war on drugs?

Just as the key to treating addiction is addressing underlying causes, ending the drug war requires changing a profoundly unequal society.

Quién amenaza a quién

Barack Obama declaró al gobierno de Venezuela una amenaza a la seguridad de EE.UU., pero es Washington quien amenaza a Venezuela.

BDS y las elecciones israelíes

La victoria de Netanyahu fue un triunfo para el racismo--y nos exige intensificar la lucha por Boicot, Desinversión y Sanciones.

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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.


Useless in the face of tragedy

The death of an Oakland mother has shown once again that city officials' preferred solution to crime is no solution at all.

Madison on the march

In the weeks since teenager Tony Robinson was killed by a Madison police officer, thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice.

San Francisco's racist gang

As a deputy public defender in San Francisco, I'm not shocked that there is a white-power network among the police.

A family keeps the fight alive

Thanks to solidarity and support, Los Angeles-area families of police murder victims are finding the strength to stand up and demand justice.

Naked, unarmed and shot dead

Police in suburban Atlanta killed an unarmed Black man who struggled with mental illness, sparking a string of protests.

Pro-labor mayor for Chicago?

Chicago unions are presenting mayoral candidate Chuy García as a champion of labor, but his record tells a different story.

Asking questions about Chuy

Jesús "Chuy" García on the campaign trail (Eric Allix Rogers)

The fact that Rahm Emanuel is a menace to working people in Chicago doesn't make his challenger's campaign more progressive.

What has de Blasio achieved?

A New York City socialist has a message for Chicago, where a mayoral runoff election pits a hated incumbent against a very different challenger.

What Clinton isn't hiding

The Republicans claim that Hillary Clinton has a lot to hide in her e-mails, but her real crimes against humanity are there for all to see.

A 1,000-foot-tall middle finger

Some of Manhattan's swankiest luxury condo skyscrapers benefit from real estate tax breaks originally designed to generate affordable housing.

Boston Pride drops solidarity

A victory for LGBTQ groups to be in the St. Patrick's Day Parade is being marred by the continued exclusion of antiwar groups.

Epidemic of anti-trans murder

At least 10 trans women have been killed since the start of 2015, a fact that should sound the alarm about anti-trans violence.

Denying Cuomo his test data

The movement to opt out of Common Core tests reached new highs in New York last year--and this year looks even better.

Running Illinois like a banker

Union members traveled to the state capital to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to slash social spending and workers' rights.

Solidarity wins at Rutgers

Faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers University overcame an intransigent management to win a tentative agreement.

Holding the line against Big Oil

There's a tentative agreement in the strike at refineries across the country, but oil workers are staying on the picket line until local issues are resolved.

Linking arms for NYC schools

Parents, students and teachers in New York City stood outside 300 schools to defend public education from Cuomo's attack.

No tolerance for Golden Dawn

The Greek left must mobilize to give voice to the anti-Nazi climate as a trial of Golden Dawn leaders gets underway in April.

War and elections in Nigeria

A Nigerian socialist describes what's at stake in Nigeria's elections--and what the outcomes could mean for working people.

Israeli elections expose the lie

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Caleb Smith)

Netanyahu's call to arms during the election campaign revealed the racism at the heart of the Israeli political system.

BDS after the Israeli election

The victory of Netanyahu's Likud Party was a grand triumph of racism--and demands an intensification of the BDS campaign.

Class matters in Nigeria

There is a heated debate about the national election, but few mainstream figures are talking about the country's main divide.

Making of neoliberal Mexico

A Mexican socialist traces the neoliberal turn in national politics from its roots 25 years ago through the PRI's return to power.

Breaking the vicious circle

The Greek government must go in the opposite direction from concessions to defeat the extortion of Europe's rulers.

Blockupy and the battles ahead

Two socialists reflect on the huge Blockupy protest in Frankfurt and the tasks of the movement in the coming months.

When the debt is illegitimate

Cancellation of Greece's foreign debt is a necessity--and history is full of examples of similar burdens being written off.

Obama's message in N. Ireland

Why is the White House putting pressure on political leaders in Northern Ireland to reach an agreement on welfare "reform"?

Still striking to win at York

A strike by graduate employees and academic workers at York University is galvanizing the broad left in Toronto.

Climate disaster in Vanuatu

The destruction of Cyclone Pam is the result of a climate crisis made elsewhere, coming on top of the ravages of neo-colonialism.

Socialist women against war

Clara Zetkin (left) alongside Rosa Luxemburg

One hundred years ago, women revolutionaries adopted the first international socialist appeal against the First World War.

March is for changing mascots

A Wisconsin college basketball player is using a newfound national platform to demand justice for Native Americans.

Why did Borland walk away?

History shows that playing NFL-level football is like playing Russian Roulette--and Chris Borland has decided to put the gun down.

Valuing art for art's sake

Questions of art and culture should be left to artists and culture-makers, not economists or sociologists.

Missing the point of our article

Our article on the Chicago mayoral election has been the subject of criticisms we don't think are fair to the arguments we made.

Sobre los hombros de gigantes

La Organización Socialista Internacional se considera parte de la tradición socialista fundada por Carlos Marx y Federico Engels.

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