Socialism 2015 | Chicago | July 2-5
Demonstrators march for Freddie Gray in Baltimore

We have a right to be in the streets for Freddie

While the media focus on property damage, protesters are taking to the streets to demand justice for Baltimore police murder victim Freddie Gray.

Muerte a las puertas de Europa

La muerte por inmersión en el mar Mediterráneo es un desastre causado por la política que los líderes europeos han usado contra los inmigrantes.

Series: Slavery and the Civil War

Save the Union or end slavery?

A war against slaveholders had be transformed into a war against slavery for the North to win the Civil War.

Other top articles of the day

A step toward fair pay at UW

Activism forced University of Washington administrators to agreed to pay all student workers at least $11 an hour.

Superheroes and consequences

The television series Daredevil is the smartest, darkest and most sophisticated superhero tale yet from Marvel Studios.

Views in brief

What wasn't concrete? | Privilege theory and white entitlement | Tarring himself | Lessons of the IWW


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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.


Rise up for Rekia!

A Chicago courtroom erupted in anger at a new travesty of justice when a judge allowed the cop who killed Rekia Boyd to go free.

Putting the police in prison?

The struggle to hold police responsible for their racist violence can build confidence for people to organize for bigger changes.

Cornel West is not Mike Tyson

Michael Eric Dyson's diatribe against Cornel West is misguided--and not just because it misuses a boxing metaphor.

Breaking the spell of race

The paperback publication of Karen Fields and Barbara Fields' book Racecraft provides an essential resource for a new generation of activists.

An epidemic of police killing

A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.

Madison students in the streets

High school students in the Wisconsin capital staged walkouts and occupied an intersection in protest against police murder.

Where's the justice for Glenn?

The Louisiana justice system destroyed Glenn Ford's life--and now that he's free, it's making sure he continues to suffer.

Chicago after the mayoral vote

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Supporters of Chuy García claim his campaign for mayor against Rahm Emanuel reshaped Chicago politics--despite García's pro-austerity stance.

The testing system is guilty

Atlanta educators are taking the fall for a high-stakes testing system where schools pay a high price for low scores.

Who will test the testers?

Unprecedented numbers of New York students are opted out of state exams, creating a crisis of legitimacy for corporate education reformers.

Fighting for the right to play

The administrators who run New York City schools are targeting David Garcia-Rosen for demanding equity in sports funding.

Sending a message to Shumlin

Vermont's Democratic governor has a liberal reputation, but workers and service providers are taking on his austerity agenda.

The governor of school deform

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education bill attacks teachers' unions while handing corporate reformers a major victory.

Raising wages and hopes, too

Thousands of people will continue the Fight for 15 on April 15--which also happens to be the day that demonstrates inequality in America like no other.

Portland against the TPP

Hundreds of union members and movement activists in Portland, Oregon, protested the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Poverty jobs hold us back

Last week's Fight for 15 day of action brought out thousands of low-wage workers and their supporters across the U.S.

Standing for Mauna Kea

The First Nations-led movement expresses its solidarity with a struggle to defend sacred land on the island of Hawaii.

Violencia policial es sistémica

La nueva lucha no sólo exige que los policías sean responsable por sus crímenes, sino además acusa un sistema construido sobre el racismo.

Dying on Europe's doorstep

The drowning deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are a manmade disaster caused by political leaders who scapegoat immigrants.

Greece at the grassroots

Greek workers on the march in Thessaloniki

A member of the SYRIZA Central Committee looks at the state of the working class and social movements in Greece.

Contours of the class struggle

A U.S. labor activist who has worked with unionists in China discusses the outlook for struggle among Chinese workers.

A high-stakes trial in Greece

The trial of Golden Dawn, now adjourned for at least two more weeks, will have critical importance in Greece and around Europe.

The right kind of authoritarian

An Australian socialist comes to the defense of a sadly misunderstood investment banker and political commentator.

A treaty to outlaw democracy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would greatly expand the power of corporations over democracy and basic human needs.

Snow days under socialism

The record-breaking snowfall and cold in the Northeast begs the question: What would winter look like in a different society?

The sun, the rain and the whip

A new book about the history of slavery in the U.S. explains how unfree labor made American capitalism into a global force.

Slavery and the roots of racism

The American Civil War ended 150 years ago, and with it, the system of slavery that built the U.S.--and world capitalism.

The resistance to slavery

The history of slavery is also a history of resistance and of the revolutionary overthrow of an entrenched system.

The road to the Civil War

The North and South were on a collision course, but the shape and timing of the conflict depended on political questions.

Tributes: Eduardo Galeano

He let us imagine our future

Eduardo Galeano (Mariela De Marchi Moyano)

Writer and historian Eduardo Galeano could articulate both the beauty and the horror of this world like no one else.

A master of the written word

The sad passing of Eduardo Galeano can't erase the magical realism and resistance that he celebrated with his pen.

Syndicalism's lessons

Radical Unionism provides a history of the syndicalist movement that is important reading for revolutionary unionists today.

We see you seeing us

An exhibition of photos in New York exposes how pervasive, creepy and intrusive the modern surveillance state has become.

Views in brief

Where Chuy dared not go | Blind to the blindspot | Using health as a weapon | Ambivalent about the Indiana boycott

UPS hounds a driver

UPS made a point of displaying a driver's wrecked package car at the gate of the facility as a "learning symbol."

Views in brief

Resistance in Southern Yemen | We need concrete demands | An injustice to Indiana women | The answer to global warming

Tarred with the same brush

The notion of renouncing white privilege in White Blindspot comes in the framework of fighting for militant working-class unity.

Privilege and the working class

Many of today's advocates of privilege politics are unaware of the theory's class roots--roots that continue to have an impact.

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