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August 28, 2015

  • What made Katrina a "Katrina moment"?

    The manmade disaster that followed after Katrina ripped the mask off U.S. society, revealing the depths of racism, poverty and inequality.

  • The heroes and sheroes of New Orleans

    SW contributors Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky were trapped in New Orleans by Katrina--their story, first told here, shocked the world.

  • The struggle for New Orleans

    In a 2005 interview, left-wing author Mike Davis described the consequences, natural and man-made, of the Katrina catastrophe.

  • What we saw after Katrina

    Socialist Worker reporters traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to local residents and activists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Profiteers descend on New Orleans

    Journalist Jeremy Scahill exposed how Homeland Security hired mercenaries from Blackwater to patrol New Orleans.

August 27, 2015

  • We can’t walk away from this fight

    A union activist at New York's JFK Airport talks about how SEIU 32BJ won the victory in the fight to organize subcontracted airport workers.

  • Begging to be let in

    A refugee crisis of immense proportions is taking place in Europe, with political leaders resisting calls to open the borders.

  • Segregationists in the North

    David Simon's Show Me a Hero tells the story of how white residents in Yonkers, New York, resisted desegregation in the 1980s.

  • How the Monster in the Mission was slayed

    Plans for constructing a 10-story complex of luxury rentals and condos in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District have collapsed.

  • Not the same old Labour

    Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be leader of the Labour Party has the potential to pose socialist arguments to a wider audience.

August 26, 2015

  • Are the drug warriors ready to surrender?

    What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences?

  • The party and Black liberation

    The Communist Party was the first socialist group in the U.S. to make the fight against racial oppression central to its program.

  • Building an anti-Memorandum alliance

    SYRIZA's Left Platform announces that it will help form a new alliance to run in early elections forced by Alexis Tsipras.

  • A crackdown on Oaxaca teachers

    Mexico's government has dismantled the Oaxaca State Institute of Public Education in an attempt to bust a militant teachers' union.

August 25, 2015

  • The left challenge to Tsipras' surrender

    A Greek socialist explains why SYRIZA's left has broken from the party to form Popular Unity, a radical alternative for the elections to come.

  • The left gains in Argentina's elections

    An alliance of the far left in Argentina won nearly 750,000 votes, qualifying as one of six parties on the October presidential ballot.

  • Hurricane Katrina and the political athlete

    When the levees of New Orleans broke, the crushing conformity surrounding the political lives of athletes broke with them.

  • Tearing down the walls

    The Stonewall Rebellion provides us with lessons for rebuilding a movement that can win sexual liberation for everyone.

  • Lucha antirracista y elecciones

    Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.

August 24, 2015

  • The big money behind the American throne

    The media obsessions with campaign strategy and gaffes and voting blocs ignore the main predictor of who wins elections: money, and lots of it.

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