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Was George Washington a French agent?

Was George Washington a French agent?

A historian of the Russian Revolution looks at recently recycled allegations that Lenin was a German agent--and considers how the charge would fit in 1776.

Resistance takes shape in D.C.

A town hall meeting and counterprotest of a far-right rally were among the actions that mobilized hundreds of D.C.-area activists.

Put on trial in the Cosby case

What does the outcome of the trial of Bill Cosby say about how the court system treats survivors of sexual assault who seek justice?

Trump's war on birth control

The Religious Right has a loyal friend in Donald Trump, whose administration is out to gut women's access to contraception.

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Series: The Russian Revolution

In 2007, Socialist Worker marked the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 with a yearlong series outlining its course and consequences. Get started with the first article in the series here.


The path from the Summit

Can the Democratic Party be reformed from within? Or is an alternative necessary? Those were two big questions underlying the People's Summit.

Is Alexandria the left's fault?

Law enforcement responds to the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria

The shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress led to hypocritical denunciations of the left as the source of political violence.

Trump's golden boy

Jared Kushner is the pampered heir of a business empire, but that's not the only thing he has in common with his father-in-law.

Two more activists detained

The federal government is continuing its war on immigrant workers fighting for their rights in Vermont with two more detentions.

An ICE political prisoner freed

An LA activist was freed from detention, but still faces the threat of deportation by a vindictive and dishonest ICE bureaucracy.

Symbol of sanctuary to follow

More than 100 people packed into a North Carolina church to welcome Juana Luz Tobar Ortega into sanctuary from ICE within the church's walls.

Will cops ever be convicted?

The acquittal of the Minnesota cop who killed an unarmed motorist as his girlfriend filmed the aftermath caused shock waves of sadness and anger.

Shot while her kids listened

Activists demonstrate against the police murder of Charleena Lyles in Seattle

Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old mother of four, after she called to report a burglary.

Scott's anti-teacher agenda

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is taking aim at teachers' health benefits as part of a larger effort to impose austerity in pubic education.

Oakland after the spectacle

Celebrities and the super-rich descended on Oakland for the NBA Finals--but not far away, the "other half" barely survives.

Challenging a broken system

Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver is running an independent left-wing campaign that represents a step forward in the city.

Getting Baystate to say "uncle"

Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center are tired of "working while exhausted," but the hospital is punishing them for striking.

UPS's deadly drive for profit

The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

First contract at Sakuma Bros.

Farmworkers march for a fair contract in Washington state (Familias Unidas por la Justicia | Facebook)

Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

When caregivers go on strike

Members of the New York nurses union and 1199SEIU walked off the job to protest the for-profit health care company Fresenius.

The question of caste

Arundhati Roy's book uses a historic debate to underscore the centrality of caste in India, while challenging the myths about Gandhi.

Taking on the right

Smears against a Trinity prof

The right's campaign against left-leaning academics took aim at a Connecticut professor who spoke out against racism.

More than one murderer

A young man is behind bars for Nabra Hassanen's murder, but there are many other people responsible for promoting deadly anti-Muslim hate.

This professor was targeted

Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud is facing threats and abuse after participating in a counterprotest against Islamophobia.

A left challenge in the North

Socialist activists with People Before Profit march for abortion rights in Ireland (People Before Profit | Facebook)

An Irish socialist talks about the lessons of the UK general election and the situation facing the radical left in the months to come.

Why do they need homes?

Tories have responded to Jeremy Corbyn's shocking proposal to house Grenfell Tower survivors in homes left empty by speculators.

On the march after the fire

A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

A system that let them burn

The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

QS sets a course for the left

Québec solidaire's decision against making an electoral pact with the Parti québécois is about building a principled alternative.

Sentenced to jail for protesting

Labor and human rights activists in Egypt speak out against prison sentences for cement workers who held a peaceful protest.

High stakes in the Qatar crisis

A left-wing author explains the sources of the brewing conflict that led Saudi Arabia and other countries to cut ties with Qatar.

What Corbyn's triumph means

The Labour Party leader won't become prime minister yet, but he led a radical campaign that achieved major gains and revived the left in Britain.

A connection to past struggle

We lost the last living connection to the left movement in Germany before the Second World War with Theodor Bergmann's death.

Police have no place at Pride

Police officers show support for demonstrators at a pride march in Washington, D.C. (Elvert Barnes | flickr)

Corporate sponsors and police involvement are common at Pride events, but they are foreign to these celebrations' radical origins.

The Bolsheviks get a hearing

Two proclamations issued in Petrograd show how the radicalization of workers and soldiers led more people to the Bolsheviks.

Read SW's series on the Russian Revolution, which began 100 years ago today.

The revolt against the empire

How did the 1917 Russian Revolution affect the vast empire of oppressed nations that had been subjected to Tsarist rule?

The revolution gains strength

After the February Revolution, two powers existed in Russia--the Provisional Government and the workers' councils.

Find a list of articles from the full Socialist Worker series on Russia 1917.

Views in brief

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