Unity is essential for advancing workers' struggles, but the slogan can also paper over profound differences. How do socialists approach the question? May 11, 2016
Sanders has given voice to the discontent with corporate power and the two-party system. But there's more to socialism than one candidate. May 10, 2016
Elections can help radicals amplify their message and give shape to movements--but a future socialist society can't be legislated into existence. April 26, 2016
Socialist opponents of the First World War who came together in Zimmerwald in 1915 met again a year later to issue a new appeal. April 26, 2016
The famous socialist won mass support during his 1934 campaign for governor of California--but he was betrayed by the Democratic Party. April 25, 2016
One hundred years ago, Irish resistance in Britain's oldest colony stood in defiance to imperial rule--and inspired others around the world to follow. April 21, 2016
In July 1916, Russian revolutionary Lenin offered his analysis of the Irish uprising against British rule, the Easter Rising. April 21, 2016
Bernie Sanders' mass popularity has revived interest in socialism, but it also raises a question for the left: What does socialism mean to us? April 7, 2016
Ten years ago, immigrants took to the streets in massive numbers across the country to protest a Republican plan to criminalize the undocumented. March 28, 2016
Socialism means more than voting for a socialist candidate or greater state control of the economy. Above all, it means workers' democracy.
March 15, 2016
All the mythmaking in the world following the death of Nancy Reagan isn't going to disguise the bigotry and reaction of the Reagan years. March 10, 2016
The editors of Jacobin and Socialist Worker discuss the impact of the Sanders campaign and what it means for the efforts of socialists in the U.S. March 8, 2016
The left debate is posed as either support for slavery reparations or an alternative, socialist solution. But why should it be an either/or choice? March 3, 2016
This year marks 30 years since the mass mobilizations that brought down U.S.-backed tyrant Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines.
March 3, 2016
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's book takes Black Lives Matter movement as a jumping-off point to examine the history of racism and anti-racism. February 17, 2016
A contribution to the discussion of the SYRIZA experience in Greece and the left's debate about a question of strategy today. February 2, 2016
SW features this excerpt from a new book by our contributor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor titled From #BlackLives Matter to Black Liberation.
January 18, 2016
The U.S. war against Iraq that began 25 years ago wasn't really a war, so much as a one-sided massacre. January 15, 2016
This week, we lost Aaron Hess, a brilliant and beautiful comrade and a committed revolutionary for his entire adult life. January 1, 2016
In socialist movements throughout history, the question of what kind of society we're fighting for has been bound up with who can achieve it. December 17, 2015
Calls to ban Muslim migrants raise the specter of a shameful chapter in U.S. history: when Japanese Americans were interned. December 14, 2015
The celebration of a founding myth based on compassion for newcomers rings hollow considering the treatment of Syrian refugees. November 26, 2015
Two SocialistWorker.org writers examine the model that Bernie Sanders looks to--and conclude that socialism needs to be much more radical. November 24, 2015
One hundred years after his murder by the state, we're still celebrating the revolutionary activism and music of Wobbly Joe Hill. November 19, 2015
A political current that envisioned a gradual, peaceful road to socialism through parliament ended up a defender of austerity. November 11, 2015
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