The manmade disaster that followed after Katrina ripped the mask off U.S. society, revealing the depths of racism, poverty and inequality.
SW contributors Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky were trapped in New Orleans by Katrina--their story, first told here, shocked the world.
In a 2005 interview, left-wing author Mike Davis described the consequences, natural and man-made, of the Katrina catastrophe.
Socialist Worker reporters traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to local residents and activists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Journalist Jeremy Scahill exposed how Homeland Security hired mercenaries from Blackwater to patrol New Orleans.
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.
A refugee crisis of immense proportions is taking place in Europe, with political leaders resisting calls to open the borders.
David Simon's Show Me a Hero tells the story of how white residents in Yonkers, New York, resisted desegregation in the 1980s.
Plans for constructing a 10-story complex of luxury rentals and condos in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District have collapsed.
Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be leader of the Labour Party has the potential to pose socialist arguments to a wider audience.
What does it mean when Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Newt Gingrich begin to call for reduced prison sentences?
The Communist Party was the first socialist group in the U.S. to make the fight against racial oppression central to its program.
SYRIZA's Left Platform announces that it will help form a new alliance to run in early elections forced by Alexis Tsipras.
Mexico's government has dismantled the Oaxaca State Institute of Public Education in an attempt to bust a militant teachers' union.
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.
An alliance of the far left in Argentina won nearly 750,000 votes, qualifying as one of six parties on the October presidential ballot.
When the levees of New Orleans broke, the crushing conformity surrounding the political lives of athletes broke with them.
The Stonewall Rebellion provides us with lessons for rebuilding a movement that can win sexual liberation for everyone.
Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.
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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