Socialist Worker | October 2016

Read the articles featured in this month's print edition of Socialist Worker.

Election 2016

Can Clinton stop Trumpism?

It's the latest one-two punch of lesser evilism: One, Trump could win. So two, you better vote for Clinton, or we're all doomed. But is it true?

Can Trump pull off this con?

It seems impossible that the most unpopular major-party presidential candidate in history still has a shot at the White House. How does Trump do it?

Taking down the revolution?

Bernie Sanders' new organization proposes a "down-ballot" strategy to transform the Democrats--but it's no way up for the left.

Why socialism is the answer

The can't-catch-up economy

The media seized on a Census Bureau report to declare that "America got a raise" in 2015--but a closer look at the numbers tells another story.

Reaching for their freedom

For Karl Marx, the heart of socialism was always the self-emancipation of the working class--a struggle "from below" to create a new society.

The senseless cause of crisis

When capitalists produce "too much" to sell profitably, the stage is set for a crisis--even though workers and the poorhave "too little."

Dakota Access Pipeline

Facing down oil company dogs

A historic protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is facing escalating repression.

Solidarity with Standing Rock

The International Socialist Organization stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the resistance to a new pipeline project.

Palestine solidarity

BDS won't be silenced

Palestine solidarity activists are confronting the latest incarnation of McCarthyite attacks on their movement: the Canary Mission online blacklist.

Campus struggles

Changing the World 101

An unprecedented number of students and young people are going to socialist meetings at campuses across the U.S. this fall.

"Fee speech" isn't free speech

DePaul University is trying to shut down a socialist student group by requiring it to pay for security guards to "protect" its meeting.

Socialist Worker | October 2016

Racism and police

The protest that rocked sports

Colin Kaepernick's act of protest by taking a knee during the national anthem set off an earthquake--and the reverberations are still being felt.

Charlotte erupts in anger

Demonstrations and tear gas have filled the streets of North Carolina's largest city each night since the police murder of another Black man.

Another child killed in Ohio

Police in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 13-year-old--and then proceeded to blame him and his family because he had a toy gun at the time.

We blocked the bunker

Seattle activists won a victory when officials announced that they would postpone a plan to build a massive new police station.

Imperialism and war

The era of their endless wars

Fifteen years after 9/11, it's impossible to understand countless aspects of the world without knowing how and why the "war on terror" was launched.

Chicago teachers

The CTU is ready to strike

Chicago teachers have authorized a walkout and set a mid-October strike date in a show of determination to defend their jobs and public education.


Lockout University

Professors and students are battling Long Island University's unprecedented attempt to lock out members of the faculty union.

A victory in Sakuma's fields

Three years after the strikes that launched their union, workers at Sakuma Bros. farms north of Seattle have voted in the union.