Socialism 2014 | Chicago | June 26-29
Heads of state gathered to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trans-Pacific Power Play

The Trans-Pacific Partnership--a free trade deal spanning the Pacific--is the economic component of U.S. imperialism's response to China.

From the grassroots at UC

Members of the University of California grad employees union had to take back their union before taking on management.

Legalizing the new Jane Crow?

A bill on the verge of becoming law in Tennessee would criminalize women based on the outcome of a pregnancy.

A fighter to the end

Even during his last days, Rubin Carter was trying to bring awareness about another prisoner he believed was denied justice.

SodaStream's failed greenwash

In a victory for Palestine solidarity activists, the Earth Day Network cut ties with corporate sponsor SodaStream.

A racist PhD for hire

Charles Murray

The guru to right-wingers like Paul Ryan is Charles Murray--a bigot who made a career out of giving a social science gloss to reactionary policies.

Why they wage war on science

From challenging evolution to denying climate change, the right's anti-science dogmas are promoted with the aim of bolstering conservative causes.

The smearing of Max Blumenthal

An ugly campaign linking the anti-Zionist writer to racist Frazier Glenn Miller is really about silencing critics of Israel.

Marxism and the making of history

At the core of Marxism is the answer to a question: If people are products of their circumstances, how can they change those circumstances?

The Marx Matters Collection

Marx Matters: Articles on the Marxist tradition from has collected our articles about Marxism and the Marxist tradition on one page. Take a look to learn more about the ideas of revolutionary socialism.

Earth Day, from Toyota

We are constantly being asked to swallow the idea that same companies killing the planet are helping with the solution.

We need a tipping point toward climate justice talked to leading figures in the environmental justice movement to ask the question: Can we stop the tipping point?

The ecology movement needs to keep moving

The polluters and the politicians who serve them are facing growing discontent and a challenge at the grassroots.

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Topic: Marathon Bombings

Unspoken casualties of the Marathon bombing

Little has been said about the bitter experiences of Muslims after the Boston Marathon attack last year, nor the broader assault on civil liberties.

The horror we feel today

Two Socialist Worker contributors who were at the Boston Marathon talk about the deadly bombings and the aftermath.

Martial law in Watertown

An activist who endured a lockdown during the manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombings remembers that day.

How should we be remembering the past?

Every politician with a pulse is exploiting their particular version of what the Boston Marathon bombing "means."

A World to Win: The Revolutionary Ideas of Marxism | March and April

Where is Putin's Russia going?

Some 50,000 people marched in Moscow against military intervention in Ukraine

A Russian socialist explains the political situation in light of the conflict in Ukraine--and the possibilities for the Russian left.

Will eastern Ukraine break away?

Ukraine is another step closer to breaking apart with uprisings in eastern cities by pro-Russian groups threatening secession.

A fight for the IAM's future

The presidential candidate of the Reform IAM slate speaks out about the crisis in the union--and his election challenge.

How will labor be revived?

A leading writer and labor historian talks about the shape of the labor movement today--and how to rebuild fighting unions.

"People First" puts money first

A move to a managed-care system threatens to set back the struggle for disability rights in New York and damage lives.

What's ahead for Michoacán?

The coming weeks will be critical to self-defense groups in western Mexico that formed to combat organized crime cartels.

The real fraud in Afghanistan

The media cheered Afghanistan's election as a success story, but the outcome will change little if anything for ordinary Afghans.

When criticism is off limits

For discussing how criticism of Israel is muted, former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is facing a backlash.

Justice denied for Ayyub

A western Massachusetts man has been convicted in a farcical trial his defense says was government payback.

Ready to raise the floor in SF

A coalition of labor and community groups is moving ahead with a referendum that would raise San Francisco's minimum wage.

Sick of poverty wages

Fight for 15 activists in Los Angeles are demanding an end to wage theft and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Where's our 3 percent raise?

Workers for the HowardCenter in Vermont want to know why they aren't getting the wage increase agreed to last year.

Custodians crank up the heat

More than 200 University of Washington custodians and their supporters rallied to demand fair treatment on the job.

UPS backs down over firings

Members and supporters of Teamsters Local 804 rally in defense of 250 fired workers

Teamsters in New York City won a victory when UPS rescinded pink slips issued to 250 drivers for walking off the job.

A boycott of conscience

Teachers at New York City's Earth School have declared that they will not administer the state's Common Core tests.

Nuestra Opinión

Soborno institucionalizado

A la Corte Suprema le preocupa la "libertad de expresión" cuando necesita una excusa para ayudar a los ricos a comprar aún más influencia política.

A far-out, radical journey

Fred Ho's determination to fuse art and revolution can be seen from the cover of any of his albums.

Gushing over the Queen

Fawning celebrations over a state visit with the Queen are really about the Irish ruling class gaining acceptance.

Why was this Nazi able to kill?

The man who murdered three people outside Kansas City had an extensive record of involvement with violent Nazi groups.

Can education end poverty?

Are better schools the solution to poverty? (Seth Sawyers)

The mantra of politicians and the media detracts from the real sources of--and solutions to--both poverty and the crisis of public education.

Solidaire in Quebec's election

A member of Québec solidaire analyzes the outcome of the provincial election and the improved showing for the left.

Police justify another killing

Friends and neighbors of Raason "Lil B" Shaw say there are many reasons to doubt the Chicago cops' story about his death.

Running low on hope

The question of how quickly climate change is taking place hovers over the discussion in the book Hope on Earth.

The lessons of cricket

It's a measure of C.L.R. James's skill as a writer that Beyond a Boundary is one of the best books about sports ever written.

Justice and the art world

The Biennale of Sydney severed ties with corporate sponsor Transfield after artists drew attention to its human rights abuses.

Rejecting corporate blackmail

We shouldn't let ourselves to be pressured into concessions by the threat that companies like Boeing will move.

Views in brief

The odds against the homeless | Life on the extra board | Retired and struggling to get by | Less-than-great expectations | Companies holding unions hostage

Victories against repression

Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

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