Public-sector workers rally to defend their union in Berkeley, California

What will it take for unions to survive Janus?

Union members are mobilizing to protest the Janus case before the U.S. Supreme Court. SW asked three of our contributors about the stakes for labor.

Kurds and self-determination

We need to oppose the Middle East regimes and any other force that prevents Kurdish populations from deciding their own future.

On the Macedonian question

A large right-wing demonstration in Greece has raised an old political question about a neighboring country claimed by nationalists.

Do believe the hype

The blockbuster film Black Panther has the potential to bring political questions and arguments home to a whole new audience.

Protesting meal-plan profiteers

Students at the University of Wisconsin in Madison protested the university putting profits first with an unfair meal plan.


A society rooted in violence

The collective anger of students responding to the Florida school shooting can begin raising questions about militarism and right-wing fanaticism.

The crisis that caused Trump

Donald Trump walks down the West Colonnade of the White House (D. Myles Cullen | Wikimedia Commons)

A must-read book of essays, featuring many SW contributors, makes the case that Trump can only be explained by the conditions that preceded him.

The terrorism Trump ignores

The far right is on a killing spree--but the Trump administration is too busy trying to score political points about supposed "Islamic terrorism" to care.

Using people of color as props

The State of the Union speech was only the most glaring example of Trump using people of color and our pain as a means to justify racism and violence.

Will he ever believe women?

The image of a woman battered by an aide not only had no effect on Trump--he doubled down on his smears against women who confront abusers.

Wrapped in red white and blue

Trump's fantasy of a military parade is an exercise in flag-waving--but Republicans aren't the only ones who peddle nationalism.

The whole barrel has to go

Alex Vitale's The End of Policing provides the arguments and facts to back up radical alternatives to the criminal justice system.

How to fight for Black lives

Students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Milwaukee (Joe Brusky | Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association)

The success of the Black Lives Matter at School week of action shows the potential for organizing an open and proud stand against racism.

Taking on the right

UW students confront the right

The far right turned out for a rally at the University of Washington, but they were met by antiracists who stood up to their hate.

Taking on Google-bro's sexism

Portland State activists are preparing to protest James Damore and his sexist ideas about women in the tech industry.

A neo-Nazi flop in Burlington

Hundreds of people came out on short notice in Burlington to protest the Patriot Front, forcing the fascists to abandon their plans.

The anti-education governor

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is using the state budget to wage war on students and faculty in the state's higher education system.

Teachers strike in W. Virginia

Teachers rally against deteriorating working conditions in West Virginia (AFT-West Virginia | Facebook)

Union teachers in West Virginia will begin a two-day strike to call for increased pay and a solution to rising health care costs.

Fed up with disrespect

A striker explains how solid picket lines and solidarity helped win Seattle bus drivers a contract with First Student bus company.

Why was a protester targeted?

A UC Berkeley student and Undergraduate Workers Union member tells what happened at a labor rally that led to an unjust arrest.

Demanding transit justice

Rosa Parks was the inspiration for a national coalition of labor, environmental and civil rights groups to organize Transit Equity Day.

Protesters rally to free Davia

Davia Spain was released from jail after hundreds came out to defend the wrongfully accused Bay Area activist and trans woman.

This church harasses women

New York City pro-choice activists rallied outside a church whose members badger women entering a nearby abortion clinic.

MS-13 was made in the USA

The policies that Trump claims will stop MS-13 and other Central American gangs are the same ones that gave rise to them.

We can't wait for Congress

Hundreds of people rallied in the Bronx to tell Congress to pass a "clean" DREAM Act and stop the deportations.

Trump's campaign of terror

The racist in the White House is demanding every anti-immigrant measure he can think of--while ICE is stepping up raids and arrests across the U.S.

The uncounted victims

An antiwar journalist says that the Pentagon has drastically understated the number of civilians killed by air strikes in U.S. wars.

Will Trump shoot first?

President Trump speaks outside the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia (Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith | Wikimedia Commons)

The Trump administration is undercutting an Olympic "peace interlude" in Korea with an escalation of hostility toward the North.

Return of great power rivalry

Two government documents spell it out: The U.S. government is on the warpath against emerging big power rivals China and Russia.

Charter schools in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's plan for charter schools shows how his government is dancing to the tune of education policies sung in Washington.

Facing a "trauma doctrine"

From Wall Street to the federal government, neoliberal vultures are circling over Puerto Rico, which remains in desperate need.

Who will dominate Syria?

A socialist author and Middle East expert analyzes the consequences after Turkey's invasion of a mainly Kurdish area in Syria.

We will speak out for Emin

Turkish socialist Emin Şakir remains behind bars since his arrest three months ago on false charges that he is promoting terrorism.

We learned to be united

Opponents of Egypt's military rulers fill Tahrir Square in November 2011

An Egyptian socialist, recently released from prison, talks about the situation today under the el-Sisi regime and what lies ahead.

Don't let them hide Ahed's trial

Israel's detention and prosecution of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi for standing up for her family must be protested.

Fascism is the danger in Italy

The shooting of six Africans by a fascist was the result of a troubling rise of xenophobia and sexism ahead of elections next month.

A socialist vision of democracy

The work of a long-time Chicago socialist reflected a commitment to illuminating our history and the fight for workers' democracy.

A fight for dignity in Memphis

Sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, fighting for civil rights and union rights in 1968

Fifty years ago, African American sanitation workers in Memphis began a strike that is now remembered as Martin Luther King Jr.'s last struggle.

What we mean by materialism

Historical materialism is the cornerstone of Karl Marx's theories and views--but how does this concept help us explain the world?

Black Heroes Matter

More than showing Black audiences a hero that looks like them, Black Panther grapples with the experiences moviegoers have had.

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