Socialism 2014 | Chicago | June 26-29
U.S. Supreme Court justices (clockwise from top left): Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court leaves civil rights in the past

The court's conservative majority has taken us backward into the past--back before the civil rights movement's struggle for racial equality.

The story of the Ludlow miners

One hundred years ago, striking miners were shot down in their tent colony--but there's more to the story than their massacre.

At war from a distance

The Obama administration killed dozens of people in Yeman last week, but you probably didn’t hear about it.

We need a unified movement

By connecting racism and other issues to environmental struggles, activists can broaden the concept of "the environment."

On magic and memory

Gabriel García Márquez's writing captivated an international audience, yet he remained unmistakably Latin American.

Washington's Trans-Pacific Power Play

Heads of state gathered to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

Topic: Marathon Bombings

Unspoken casualties of the 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.

It was martial law in Watertown

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

Buy Toyota, save the Earth?

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

The movement needs to move

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

The whole charter system is at fault

Even progressive charters create an environment that undercuts the possibility of democratic control of the school system.

Legalization of the new Jane Crow?

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

The real fraud in Afghan elections

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

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization

Is eastern Ukraine going to break away?

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

Where is Russia headed?

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

Why was Frazier Glenn Miller able to kill?

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

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Another step for grad employees

Graduate employees and their supporters picket at UC Santa Cruz during their two-day strike (Alex Darocy |

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

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.

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.

SodaStream's failed greenwash

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marxism and making 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?

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.

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.

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 fighter to the end

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

How to remember the past

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

Gushing over the Queen

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

The horror we feel today

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

"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.

Can education end poverty?

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.

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.

How will labor be revived?

Chicago teachers march with thousands of supporters during their strike

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

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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