Issue 669

  • Slavery in the land of the free

    In tomato fields in Florida, in a shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., in Los Angeles sweatshops, immigrant workers are enduring a form of modern-day slavery.

  • Let them eat ethanol

    For the 3 billion people who survive on less than $2 a day, the upward spiral in food prices has meant a struggle for the most basic of human rights.

  • Another failure for the U.S. in Iraq

    Iraqi security forces may have carried out summary executions, according to revelations that once again expose the scale of brutality in "liberated" Iraq.

  • What can turn labor in a new direction?

    Labor activist Jerry Tucker talks to Socialist Worker about the state of organized labor three years after the split in the AFL-CIO.

  • The debate sharpens in Venezuela

    The discussion of Venezuela's future is heating up--including a clash between the left and right wings of the "revolutionary process" itself.

  • Where politics and art meet

    One of the most explicitly political musicians around talks about his views on music, politics and the struggle for justice.

  • Fiddling while the economy burns

    John McCain is proposing warmed-over supply-side economics--and there's less to the Democrats' criticisms of business than meets the eye.

  • Big business switches sides

    Whoever the Democratic nominee is will take a huge fundraising and business endorsement advantage into the November election.

  • The rise of Moktada al-Sadr

    How did the Sadrist movement arise, and what are its conflict with other Shia forces? A book by Patrick Cockburn provides answers.

  • Discussing the movement's tactics

    Campus Antiwar Network activists and supporters debate a Socialist Worker editorial on strategy of the antiwar movement.

  • Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

    Frederick Engels' pamphlet provided a popular account of the origin of socialist ideas and the Marxist view of history.

  • Crisis deepens after Zimbabwe election

    A defiant outpouring of opposition during elections in Zimbabwe has pushed Robert Mugabe's dictatorship to the brink of defeat.

  • Standing together after the raid

    A leader of the group United Workers of Van Nuys talks about the struggle to defend victims of a February ICE raid.

  • A border between them

    In the film Under the Same Moon, director Patricia Riggen gives a human face to the immigration issue.

  • Dockworkers plan antiwar action

    West Coast longshore workers are gathering support for their decision to stop work May 1 to protest the U.S. war in Iraq.

  • What's at stake in the Verizon contract?

    The coming contract fight at Verizon embodies many of the key issues facing a struggling labor movement.

  • Trinational conference to defend education

    Public education activists from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will gather in Los Angeles at the Trinational Conference in Defense of Public Education.

  • Justice for Tope Awe

    Tope Awe's friends and activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are determined to fight her deportation order.

  • R.I. protests for immigrant rights

    A torrent of protest broke out in Rhode Island after the Republican governor issued an anti-immigrant executive order.

  • Views in brief

    Home buying is out of reach | Defending lawyers in Pakistan | How U.S. rulers use Tibet

  • Hiroshima's victims tell their story

    White Light Black Rain reveals a far darker portrait of the August 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki than the conventional one.

  • Solidarity appeal from Egypt

    Egyptian activists are calling for solidarity with victims of repression in Egypt following a renewed crackdown.